Coin Specifications

Category: Liberty Head $5 (1839-1908)
Mint: Philadelphia
Mintage: 25
Catalog: KM-101
Obverse Designer: Christian Gobrecht
Reverse Designer: Christian Gobrecht
Composition: Gold
Fineness: 0.9000
Weight: 8.3590g
AGW: 0.2419oz
Melt Value: $296.13 (9/18/2014)
Diameter: 21.6mm
Edge: Reeded
Numismatic specification data provided by Krause Publications NumisMaster.
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1873 CLOSED 3 $5 PF obverse 1873 CLOSED 3 $5 PF reverse


  
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Description & Analysis

Of the greatest rarity and importance to gold collectors. This is the first 1873 we have offered in at least five years. Only 25 pieces were struck (all Closed 3s) and estimates of survivors vary between 10-12 pieces (Akers) and 9-12 (Breen).

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1873 CLOSED 3 $5 PF
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NGC GRADE SUMMARY

Total Graded: 11
Low Grade: 63
Average Grade: 64
High Grade: 66


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5/28/2008 NGC PF 63   Cameo Heritage Auctions 2008 May Long Beach, CA Signature Auction #1108, 1108/Lot# 3321 $25,300.00
7/7/2011 NGC PF 65   Cameo Heritage Auctions 2011 July Orlando Summer FUN Signature US Coin Auction Session(3), 1157/Lot# 4791 $51,750.00
6/5/2012 NGC PF 58   Ultra Cameo Heritage Auctions Monthly World Coin Auction Session(1), 231227/Lot# 62199 $26.00
1/6/2013 NGC PF 45   Cameo Heritage Auctions 2013 January 6-7 Ancient & World Coin Signature Auction - New York Session(4), 3021/Lot# 22389 $3,525.00
1/8/2014 PCGS PF 58   Heritage Auctions 2014 January 8 - 12 FUN US Coin Signature Auction - Orlando Session(5), 1201/Lot# 6778 $12,337.50
8/6/2014 NGC PF 63   Cameo Stack's Bowers August 2014 Chicago ANA, 6014/Lot# 13223 $24,675.00


NGC Registry

NGC Registry Score 1873 CLOSED 3 $5 PF
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1873 CLOSED 3 $5 PF Cameo
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1873 CLOSED 3 $5 PF Ultra Cameo
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