1873-S $20 Open 3 (Regular Strike)

Series: Liberty Head $20 1850-1907

PCGS MS62

PCGS MS62

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DATE COMPARISON

DATE COMPARISON

PCGS MS62

PCGS MS62

PCGS #:
8979
Designer:
James Barton Longacre
Edge:
Reeded
Diameter:
34.00 millimeters
Weight:
33.40 grams
Mintage:
1,040,600
Mint:
San Francisco
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 2,657 R-4.4 11 / 31 TIE 64 / 148 TIE
60 or Better 65 R-8.3 15 / 31 TIE 57 / 148 TIE
65 or Better 0 R-10.1 1 / 31 1 / 148
Survival Estimate
All Grades 2,657
60 or Better 65
65 or Better
Numismatic Rarity
All Grades R-4.4
60 or Better R-8.3
65 or Better R-10.1
Relative Rarity By Type All Specs in this Type
All Grades 11 / 31 TIE
60 or Better 15 / 31 TIE
65 or Better 1 / 31
Relative Rarity By Series All Specs in this Series
All Grades 64 / 148 TIE
60 or Better 57 / 148 TIE
65 or Better 1 / 148

Condition Census What Is This?

Pos Grade Image Pedigree and History
1 MS62 PCGS grade  
	MS62 PCGS grade

"AWA" Collection - D.L. Hansen Collection

1 MS62 PCGS grade

“Granite Lady” Hoard

1 MS62 PCGS grade
1 MS62 PCGS grade
5 MS62 PCGS grade
5 MS62 PCGS grade
5 MS62 PCGS grade
5 MS62 PCGS grade
5 MS62 PCGS grade
5 MS62 PCGS grade
 
	MS62 PCGS grade 
#1 MS62 PCGS grade

"AWA" Collection - D.L. Hansen Collection

#1 MS62 PCGS grade

“Granite Lady” Hoard

#1 MS62 PCGS grade
#1 MS62 PCGS grade
#5 MS62 PCGS grade
#5 MS62 PCGS grade
#5 MS62 PCGS grade
#5 MS62 PCGS grade
#5 MS62 PCGS grade
#5 MS62 PCGS grade
Gordon Wrubel: San Francisco Mint 1873 $20. Libs come with Open and Closed 3s. Unlike their Philadelphia Mint counterparts, the Open 3 variety is about three times scarcer than the Closed 3. If you are examining a coin that is not designated, and you do not have the photos above for reference, check the ball on the lower loop of the 3. On the Open 3, the size of the ball is about the same as the opening of the 3 and may just pass through it. On the Closed 3, the ball is too large to pass through the constricted opening. As you can see from the Condition Census listing above, this variety is a rarity in the grade of MS 62 or better.