Coin Specifications

Category: Gold Dollars (1849-1889)
Mint: Philadelphia
Mintage: 123,300
Obverse Designer: James B. Longacre
Reverse Designer: James B. Longacre
Composition: Gold
Fineness: 0.9000
Weight: 1.6700g
AGW: 0.0484oz
Melt Value: $72.49 (8/20/2019)
Diameter: 15mm
Edge: Reeded
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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: 8/16/2019

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1873 OPEN 3 G$1 MS
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Base $ 125 135 176 220 273 280 286 335 338 390 422 455 670 837 1620 3120 14500 46000 - -
$ - - - - - - - 500 700 1100 2650 4400 - -
1873 OPEN 3 G$1 MS Prooflike
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Base $ - - - - - - - - - - - 1500 - - - - - - - -

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Census

 
NGC GRADE SUMMARY

Total Graded: 2335
Low Grade: VF
Average Grade: 61
High Grade: 67

The chart showing VF series, 40 series, 45 series, 50 series, 53 series, 55 series, 58 series, 60 series, 61 series, 62 series, 63 series, 64 series, 65 series, 66 series, 67 series.
NGC CENSUS DETAIL Last Updated: 8/13/2019 1873 OPEN 3 G$1 MS
 PrAgGVGFVF4045505355586061626364656667686970Total
Base----1-2-828168595148483932125091---2293
-------------1-11-----3
-------------136------10
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Total----1-2-828168595148503962195191---2306
 ----0 %-0 %-0 %1 %7 %3 %22 %37 %17 %9 %2 %0 %0 %--- 
1873 OPEN 3 G$1 MS Prooflike
 PrAgGVGFVF4045505355586061626364656667686970Total
Base----------22913123------41
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Total----------22913123------41
 ----------5 %5 %22 %32 %29 %7 %------ 
1873 OPEN 3 G$1 MS Deep Prooflike
 PrAgGVGFVF4045505355586061626364656667686970Total
Base------------1---------1
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Total------------1---------1
 ------------100 %--------- 

Auction Prices Realized

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Date
Service
Grade
Auction House
Sale / Lot
Price
2/21/2005 NGC MS 61   David Lawrence Rare Coins Internet-Only Auction #29, 33/Lot# 992 $259.90
9/10/2006 NGC MS 64   Goldberg September 10-13, 2006 Pre-Long Beach Coin and Currency Auction, 37/Lot# 1729 $863.00
2/19/2007 NGC MS 62   Heritage Auctions 2007 Long Beach, CA US Coin Online Session #431, 431/Lot# 9366 $322.00
7/18/2010 PCGS AU 58   Teletrade Auction 2890, 2890/Lot# 3233 $241.50
12/17/2013 PCGS XF 45   Bonhams Coins and Medals Featuring the Robbins Collection of US Gold Coins, 21037/Lot# 1067 $234.00
3/21/2014 PCGS MS 65   Heritage Auctions 2014 March 21 & 23 US Coins Signature Auction - San Francisco Session(2), 1198/Lot# 10524 $1,762.50
6/22/2014 NGC   GreatCollections GreatCollections Coin Auctions 06/22/2014, 200/Lot# 202066 $264.00
10/10/2014 PCGS AU 58   Stack's Bowers November Baltimore 2014, 6039/Lot# 15741 $205.63
9/4/2016 PCGS MS 62   Heritage Auctions Internet Coin Auction Session(1), 131637/Lot# 23531 $350.15


NGC Registry

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