1873 $5 Closed 3 (Regular Strike)

Series: Liberty Head $5 1839-1908

PCGS MS64

PCGS MS64

DATE COMPARISON

DATE COMPARISON

PCGS MS64

PCGS MS64

PCGS #:
8329
Designer:
Christian Gobrecht
Edge:
Reeded
Diameter:
21.65 millimeters
Weight:
8.36 grams
Mintage:
49,280
Mint:
Philadelphia
Metal:
90% Gold, 10% Copper
Major Varieties

Current Auctions - PCGS Graded
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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 750 R-5.5 46 / 106 TIE 155 / 218 TIE
60 or Better 100 R-8.0 44 / 106 TIE 144 / 218 TIE
65 or Better 3 R-9.8 15 / 106 TIE 30 / 218 TIE
Survival Estimate
All Grades 750
60 or Better 100
65 or Better 3
Numismatic Rarity
All Grades R-5.5
60 or Better R-8.0
65 or Better R-9.8
Relative Rarity By Type All Specs in this Type
All Grades 46 / 106 TIE
60 or Better 44 / 106 TIE
65 or Better 15 / 106 TIE
Relative Rarity By Series All Specs in this Series
All Grades 155 / 218 TIE
60 or Better 144 / 218 TIE
65 or Better 30 / 218 TIE

Condition Census What Is This?

Pos Grade Image Pedigree and History
1 MS66 PCGS grade
2 MS65 PCGS grade
2 MS65 PCGS grade
2 MS65 estimated grade
2 MS65 estimated grade
6 MS64 PCGS grade PCGS #8329 (MS)     64
6 MS64 PCGS grade
6 MS64 PCGS grade
6 MS64 PCGS grade
6 MS64 PCGS grade
#1 MS66 PCGS grade
#2 MS65 PCGS grade
#2 MS65 PCGS grade
#2 MS65 estimated grade
#2 MS65 estimated grade
PCGS #8329 (MS)     64 #6 MS64 PCGS grade
#6 MS64 PCGS grade
#6 MS64 PCGS grade
#6 MS64 PCGS grade
#6 MS64 PCGS grade
David Akers (1975/88): The 1873 Closed 3 is much more rare than generally believed, particularly in high grade. The Closed 3 variety can be distinguished from the Open 3 variety in that the knobs on the ends of the 3 on the Closed 3 are of approximately the same size and so close together that on first glance the 3 looks like and 8. On the Open 3, the top knob is smaller and more oval and further away from the rounder bottom knob.