Coin Specifications

Category: Liberty Head $5 (1839-1908)
Mint: Philadelphia
Mintage: 112,480
Catalog: KM-101
Obverse Designer: Christian Gobrecht
Reverse Designer: Christian Gobrecht
Composition: Gold
Fineness: 0.9000
Weight: 8.3590g
AGW: 0.2419oz
Melt Value: $282.66 (11/28/2014)
Diameter: 21.6mm
Edge: Reeded
Numismatic specification data provided by Krause Publications NumisMaster.
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1873 CLOSED 3 $5 MS obverse 1873 CLOSED 3 $5 MS reverse


  
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Description & Analysis

The 112,480-piece mintage of the 1873 eagle consists of both the Open and Closed 3 varieties, with the Closed 3 thought to be the rarer of the two. Jeff Garrett and Ron Guth (2006), in discussing the 1873 Closed 3, indicate that: 'In the last 15 years there have been relatively few examples sold, with the availability of this coin being skewed by the five coins in the sale of the Harry W. Bass Collection.' The rarity of the Closed 3 in the better grades of Mint State is undeniable

Description and Analysis courtesy of Heritage Auctions and may not be republished without written permission.


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1873 CLOSED 3 $5 MS
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Base $ 380 390 400 450 500 500 515 525 625 850 1175 1275 2450 5000 9250 27500 - - - - -
$ 510 520 530 675 975 1200 1400 2750 5750 12500 - - - -
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NGC GRADE SUMMARY

Total Graded: 293
Low Grade: 40
Average Grade: 55
High Grade: 66


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9/12/1998 NGC MS 62   Teletrade Auction 1085, 1085/Lot# 1250 $3,270.50
1/3/2012 NGC MS 61   Heritage Auctions 2012 January 4-8 US Coins & Platinum Night FUN Signature Auction- Orlando Session(10), 1166/Lot# 12757 $862.50
9/2/2012 PCGS MS 63   Goldberg September 2-5, 2012 The September 2-5, 2012, 70/Lot# 2075 $3,680.00
10/17/2012 PCGS MS 64   Stack's Bowers The November 2012 Baltimore Auction - US and World Lots - Live and Internet Only Sessions, 144/Lot# 5511 $5,462.50
4/28/2013 PCGS XF 40   GreatCollections GreatCollections Coin Auctions 04/28/2013, 72/Lot# 106945 $495.00
12/1/2013 PCGS AU 53   GreatCollections GreatCollections Coin Auctions 12/01/2013, 103/Lot# 148299 $386.10
9/21/2014 PCGS AU 58   David Lawrence Rare Coins Internet Auction # 822, 831/Lot# 270 $560.00


NGC Registry

NGC Registry Score 1873 CLOSED 3 $5 MS
 PrAgGVGFVF4045505355586061626364656667686970
Base304348398450539925128415681641168717551799267137124431515893601391420975320383555139341
3183644154796671044137815921656170917692089301839514673655810878162672466233209368140
00000013781592165617091769208930183951467365581087816267246623320900
00000014731616167117321784238033654191491579591239618621283503438000
1873 CLOSED 3 $5 MS Prooflike
 PrAgGVGFVF4045505355586061626364656667686970
Base330375429484579983135816551741179718771928279938524694556396881434721562328403641740274
3453934475157131108145716831759182318942218315041324983693811241167522532134032377020
00000014571683175918231894221831504132498369381124116752253213403200
00000015561712177818501911250835014413527383131279419157290803522400
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Grade: MS 64 PL
Points: 6938
Owner: Summer97
 
Grade: MS 60
Points: 1799
Owner: Beau Newman
 
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