1873 $2.50 Open 3 (Regular Strike)

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

PCGS MS66

PCGS MS66

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DATE COMPARISON

DATE COMPARISON

PCGS MS66

PCGS MS66

PCGS #:
7817
Designer:
Christian Gobrecht
Edge:
Reeded
Diameter:
18.00 millimeters
Weight:
4.18 grams
Mintage:
122,800
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 800 R-5.4 120 / 147 TIE 120 / 147 TIE
60 or Better 625 R-5.7 127 / 147 127 / 147
65 or Better 10 R-9.5 42 / 147 TIE 42 / 147 TIE
Survival Estimate
All Grades 800
60 or Better 625
65 or Better 10
Numismatic Rarity
All Grades R-5.4
60 or Better R-5.7
65 or Better R-9.5
Relative Rarity By Type All Specs in this Type
All Grades 120 / 147 TIE
60 or Better 127 / 147
65 or Better 42 / 147 TIE
Relative Rarity By Series All Specs in this Series
All Grades 120 / 147 TIE
60 or Better 127 / 147
65 or Better 42 / 147 TIE

Condition Census What Is This?

Pos Grade Image Pedigree and History
1 MS66 PCGS grade

D.L. Hansen Collection

1 MS66 PCGS grade
1 MS66 PCGS grade
1 MS66 PCGS grade
5 MS65+ PCGS grade
6 MS65 PCGS grade PCGS #7817 (MS)     65
6 MS65 PCGS grade
6 MS65 PCGS grade
6 MS65 PCGS grade
6 MS65 PCGS grade
#1 MS66 PCGS grade

D.L. Hansen Collection

#1 MS66 PCGS grade
#1 MS66 PCGS grade
#1 MS66 PCGS grade
#5 MS65+ PCGS grade
PCGS #7817 (MS)     65 #6 MS65 PCGS grade
#6 MS65 PCGS grade
#6 MS65 PCGS grade
#6 MS65 PCGS grade
#6 MS65 PCGS grade
David Akers (1975/88): The Open 3 variety undoubtedly constituted most of the 178,025 total mintage for the year, and the 1873 Open 3 quarter eagle is definitely much more common than the 1873 Closed 3. I would estimate that the total mintage for the 1873 Open 3 quarter eagle was on the order of 125,000 pieces. Choice uncirculated examples are relatively common and actually this variety is reasonably obtainable in all grades.
Gordon Wrubel: Quickfinder Notes: The loops of the 3 on the Open 3 have a small ball at top and bottom. The opening of the 3 is wide enough for them to EASILY PASS through. The 3 on the Closed 3 has larger balls at the top and bottom loops and the opening is so constricted that the balls will NOT PASS through. According to the September, 2012 Population report, the Open 3 is more common by about 30%. In Mint State the Open 3 is about 40% more common. In the highest grades the varieties are fairly equal. Both show a top grade of MS-66.