1873 $2.50 Closed 3 (Regular Strike)

Series: Liberty Head $2 1/2 1840-1907

PCGS MS66+

PCGS MS66+

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DATE COMPARISON

DATE COMPARISON

PCGS MS65+

PCGS MS65+

PCGS #:
7818
Designer:
Christian Gobrecht
Edge:
Reeded
Diameter:
18.00 millimeters
Weight:
4.18 grams
Mintage:
55,225
Mint:
Philadelphia
Metal:
90% Gold, 10% Copper
Major Varieties

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Rarity and Survival Estimates Learn More

Grades Survival
Estimate
Numismatic
Rarity
Relative Rarity
By Type
Relative Rarity
By Series
All Grades 700 R-5.6 117 / 147 TIE 117 / 147 TIE
60 or Better 425 R-6.1 124 / 147 124 / 147
65 or Better 10 R-9.5 42 / 147 TIE 42 / 147 TIE
Survival Estimate
All Grades 700
60 or Better 425
65 or Better 10
Numismatic Rarity
All Grades R-5.6
60 or Better R-6.1
65 or Better R-9.5
Relative Rarity By Type All Specs in this Type
All Grades 117 / 147 TIE
60 or Better 124 / 147
65 or Better 42 / 147 TIE
Relative Rarity By Series All Specs in this Series
All Grades 117 / 147 TIE
60 or Better 124 / 147
65 or Better 42 / 147 TIE

Condition Census What Is This?

Pos Grade Image Pedigree and History
1 MS66 PCGS grade
1 MS66 PCGS grade
3 MS65 PCGS grade
3 MS65 PCGS grade
3 MS65 PCGS grade
3 MS65 PCGS grade
3 MS65 PCGS grade
3 MS65 PCGS grade
3 MS65 PCGS grade
10 MS64 PCGS grade PCGS #7818 (MS)     64
#1 MS66 PCGS grade
#1 MS66 PCGS grade
#3 MS65 PCGS grade
#3 MS65 PCGS grade
#3 MS65 PCGS grade
#3 MS65 PCGS grade
#3 MS65 PCGS grade
#3 MS65 PCGS grade
#3 MS65 PCGS grade
PCGS #7818 (MS)     64 #10 MS64 PCGS grade
David Akers (1975/88): In my experience, the 1873 Closed 3 is three or four times as rare as the 1873 Open 3, and therefore, it would be my guess that the mintage of the 1873 Closed 3 was on the order of 50,000 pieces. Striclty uncirculated examples of the 1873 Closed 3 are very rare and are almost as infrequently seen as the proofs.
Gordon Wrubel: Quickfinder Notes: The loops on the Closed 3 terminate large balls that WILL NOT PASS through its CONSTRICTED opening. The Open 3 loops end with smaller balls that will EASILY PASS through the opening. The Closed 3 is about 40% scarcer that the Open 3 both in number of Mint State coins graded and total population. In the highest grades, however, the populations are about equal.