1873 10C Open 3 MS62

CERTIFICATION#: 02578603
PCGS#: 4660

Owner's Comments

Mintage: 1,508,000 (Closed 3) and 60,000 (Open 3)
Obverse Dies: 8 Known (Closed 3) and 3 Known (Open 3)

1873 Philadelphia dimes without arrows are found with an Open 3 and Closed 3 digit. For years the Open 3 variety has been afforded a premium over the Closed 3 variety due to the low reported Open 3 mintage. In circulated grades, I would question if the premium is warranted and secondly, question if the reported Open 3 mintage of 60,000 was properly recorded or estimated. In Mint State, Open 3 dimes are much rarer than their Closed 3 counterparts.

Plate Coin: Open 3, Fortin 101, Well Struck, White Coin, Cracked Reverse

Expert Comments

Diameter: 17.90 millimeters Designer: James Barton Longacre Edge: Reeded
Mintage: 60,000 Weight: 2.48 grams Metal Content: 90% Silver, 10% Copper

Rarity and Survival Estimates

Grades Survival Estimate Numismatic Rarity Relative Rarity by Type Relative Rarity by Series
All Grades 300 R-6.4 15 / 67 TIE 24 / 122 TIE
60 or Better 20 R-9.1 9 / 67 TIE 23 / 122 TIE
65 or Better 1 R-10.0 1 / 67 TIE 1 / 122 TIE

Condition Census

Pos Grade Thumbnail Pedigree and History
1 PCGS MS65  
2 PCGS MS64  
3 Multiple (4) PCGS MS63s