1873 G$1 Open 3 MS64 Certification #21573119, PCGS #7573

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.
PCGS #
7573
Designer
James Barton Longacre
Edge
Reeded
Diameter
14.30 millimeters
Weight
1.70 grams
Mintage
123300
Metal
90% Gold, 10% Copper
Pop Higher
95
Pop Lower
1734
Region
The United States of America
Price Guide
PCGS Population
Auctions - PCGS Graded
Auctions - NGC Graded

Rarity and Survival Estimates Learn More

Grades
65 or Better 4250 R-4.1 46 / 49 TIE 74 / 81 TIE
All Grades 3000 R-4.4 46 / 49 76 / 81 TIE
60 or Better 75 R-8.2 27 / 49 TIE 40 / 81 TIE
65 or Better 4250
All Grades 3000
60 or Better 75
65 or Better R-4.1
All Grades R-4.4
60 or Better R-8.2
65 or Better 46 / 49 TIE
All Grades 46 / 49
60 or Better 27 / 49 TIE
65 or Better 74 / 81 TIE
All Grades 76 / 81 TIE
60 or Better 40 / 81 TIE

Condition Census Learn More

Pos Grade Thumbnail Pedigree and History
1 MS68 PCGS grade MS68 PCGS grade

David Akers - Duckor Family Collection of Gold Dollars - Heritage 8/2015:4274, $35,250

2 MS67 PCGS grade
3 MS66+ PCGS grade
4 MS66 PCGS grade
4 MS66 PCGS grade
MS68 PCGS grade #1 MS68 PCGS grade

David Akers - Duckor Family Collection of Gold Dollars - Heritage 8/2015:4274, $35,250

#2 MS67 PCGS grade
#3 MS66+ PCGS grade
#4 MS66 PCGS grade
#4 MS66 PCGS grade