1873 G$1 Open 3 MS62

CERTIFICATION#: -35051
PCGS#: 7573

Owner's Comments

PCGS grade. Sold by David Akers Numismatics Oct '97 Price realized $247.5

Expert Comments

David Akers (1975/88): Relatively common in all grades including gem Unc. In fact, this is one of the five most common Type III gold dollars. The 3 in the date is "open" only when compared to the 3 on the Closed 3 variety, and actually the upper loop and bottom loop are very close together. As a result, some examples of this variety have been offered in recent years as the far more rare 1873 Closed 3. (Remember, the 3 on the Closed 3 variety is so closed that it looks almost like an 8.) There are a number of varieties of the 1873 gold dollar, and specimens exist with a full LIBERTY on the headband while others have only a partial LIBERTY or no LIBERTY at all.

Diameter: 14.30 millimeters Designer: James Barton Longacre Edge: Reeded
Mintage: 123,300 Weight: 1.70 grams Metal Content: 90% Gold, 10% Copper
10
325
1
12
330
15
335
20
340
25
345
30
350
35
355
40
360
2
45+
400
50
440
12
50+
440
53
450
13
53+
450
55+
450
58+
525
62+
825
6
64+
1,300
2
65+
2,600
2
66+
4,500
1
68
28,500
1

Rarity and Survival Estimates

Grades Survival Estimate Numismatic Rarity Relative Rarity by Type Relative Rarity by Series
All Grades 4,250 R-4.1 46 / 49 TIE 74 / 81 TIE
60 or Better 3,000 R-4.4 46 / 49 76 / 81 TIE
65 or Better 75 R-8.2 27 / 49 TIE 40 / 81 TIE

Condition Census

Pos Grade Thumbnail Pedigree and History
1 MS68 PCGS grade David Akers - Dr. Steven Duckor
2 MS66 PCGS grade  
2 MS66 PCGS grade  
2 MS66 PCGS grade  
2 MS66 PCGS grade