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: $72.19 (10/19/2019)
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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GRADE SUMMARY

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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: 2347
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: 10/8/2019 1873 OPEN 3 G$1 MS
 PrAgGVGFVF4045505355586061626364656667686970Total
Base----1-2-830169615188503952124991---2305
-------------1-11-----3
-------------137------11
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Total----1-2-830169615188523982205091---2319
 ----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
6/30/1997 NGC MS 60   Teletrade Auction 0958, 958/Lot# 1892 $242.65
8/2/1997 PCGS MS 64   Heritage Auctions 1997 ANA Signature Sale #175, 175/Lot# 7455 $1,322.50
5/24/2000 NGC MS 62   Heritage Auctions Exclusively Internet Auction #20061, 20061/Lot# 1760 $370.00
10/24/2005 NGC MS 62   David Lawrence Rare Coins Internet-Only Auction #59, 64/Lot# 1075 $414.00
1/30/2011 PCGS Genuine Genuine   Goldberg January 30 - February 3, 2011 The Pre-Long Beach Coin and Currency Auction, 62/Lot# 2044 $149.50
9/13/2011 NGC MS 65   Stack's Bowers The September 2011 Philadelphia Americana Sale, 113/Lot# 5820 $1,955.00
12/17/2013 PCGS XF 45   Bonhams Coins and Medals Featuring the Robbins Collection of US Gold Coins, 21037/Lot# 1067 $234.00
10/12/2014 NGC MS 62   GreatCollections GreatCollections Coin Auctions 10/12/2014, 190/Lot# 219744 $497.00
8/28/2016 NGC MS 62   Heritage Auctions Internet Coin Auction Session(2), 131636/Lot# 22280 $282.00


NGC Registry

NGC Registry Score 1873 G$1 MS OPEN 3 Prooflike
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Base132713681410145214961541158516331680172817781829197221242285245426323208624096291041611249
13411382142414671511155616011649169617451795187720232178234125132824421973709891106940
0000001601164916961745179518772023217823412513282442197370989100
00000016171664171217611812192420732231239825733016522984991015400
1873 G$1 MS OPEN 3
 PrAgGVGFVF4045505355586061626364656667686970
Base420437463565663770776783794882888974102410731357158122123066600793071007410887
42644649759869977277878782388491799110401168143217912497404671079563103450
0000007787878238849179911040116814321791249740467107956300
00000078179085388694510071057126215062002278150278207981800
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Grade: MS 62 PL
Points: 2124
Owner: Mozin
 
Grade: MS 64
Points: 1581
Owner: Ben McQuaide
 
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