Coin Specifications

Category: Gold Dollars (1849-1889)
Mint: Philadelphia
Mintage: 123,300
Catalog: KM-86
Obverse Designer: James B. Longacre
Reverse Designer: James B. Longacre
Composition: Gold
Fineness: 0.9000
Weight: 1.6720g
AGW: 0.0484oz
Melt Value: $62.34 (8/31/2014)
Diameter: 15mm
Edge: Reeded
Numismatic specification data provided by Krause Publications NumisMaster.
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1873 OPEN 3 G$1 MS obverse 1873 OPEN 3 G$1 MS reverse


  
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Description & Analysis

The commonness of this P-mint issue fades rapidly as one approaches the MS65 threshold, and coins graded that or finer are undeniably rare.

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Price Guide

Last Updated: 4/16/2014

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1873 OPEN 3 G$1 MS
  GVGFVF4045505355586061626364656667686970
Base $ 125 135 175 250 275 275 285 300 325 385 550 675 765 950 1125 2175 3150 13500 28000 - -
$ 285 295 315 355 450 585 700 800 1000 1200 2850 5600 12500 -
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Census

 
NGC GRADE SUMMARY

Total Graded: 2155
Low Grade: VF
Average Grade: 61
High Grade: 67


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9/6/2014 MS 63   Heritage Auctions 2014 September 4 - 6 Long Beach Expo US Coins Signature Auction - Long Beach Session(4), 1209/Lot# 8529


Auction Prices Realized

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8/31/1998 NGC MS 62   Teletrade Auction 1081, 1081/Lot# 1994 $358.70
3/1/2006 NGC MS 63   Heritage Auctions 2006 March Palm Beach, FL Signature Auction #412, 412/Lot# 1716 $747.50
10/30/2006 NGC MS 62   David Lawrence Rare Coins Internet Auction # 111, 116/Lot# 1643 $402.50
2/11/2007 PCGS MS 64   Goldberg February 11-14, 2007 Pre-Long Beach Coin and Currency Auction, 39/Lot# 2101 $862.50
12/2/2010 NGC AU 58   Heritage Auctions 2010 December Houston Signature US Coin Auction Session(4), 1147/Lot# 8689 $253.00
8/28/2011 PCGS MS 62   GreatCollections GreatCollections Coin Auctions 08/28/2011, 133/Lot# 15149 $632.50
5/6/2012 NGC Details UNC Details  Heritage Auctions Internet Coin Auction Session(1), 131220/Lot# 26417 $172.50
8/8/2013 PCGS MS 63   Heritage Auctions 2013 August 8 - 10 US Coins Signature Auction - Rosemont Session(6), 1188/Lot# 8613 $1,645.00
12/17/2013 PCGS XF 45   Bonhams Coins and Medals Featuring the Robbins Collection of US Gold Coins, 21037/Lot# 1067 $234.00
8/1/2014 NGC MS 62   Stack's Bowers iAuction 3493, 6044/Lot# 20312 $423.00


NGC Registry

NGC Registry Score 1873 OPEN 3 G$1 MS
 PrAgGVGFVF4045505355586061626364656667686970
Base4534715025757297527607647878538841110139314161619175326313229533087681010512793
459481526626736754761771809863959120414001483166320452830392964769213110010
00000076177180986395912041400148316632045283039296476921300
000000762779831873103412981408155117082338302946297622965900
1873 OPEN 3 G$1 MS Prooflike
 PrAgGVGFVF4045505355586061626364656667686970
Base4875075396157778028118158389089411177147214961708184727583377554490761044713201
4935175646697858058128228619191019127514801566175421502964409967219533113650
000000812822861919101912751480156617542150296440996721953300
000000813830884930109813731488163718002454317048217898999000
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Grade: MS 64
Points: 1753
Owner: ddr70
 
Grade: MS 63
Points: 1753
Owner: johnoj
 
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