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: $59.30 (5/25/2016)
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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1873 OPEN 3 G$1 MS
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Base $ 125 135 175 250 275 295 340 350 380 485 540 650 1025 2300 3400 15500 46000 - -
$ - - 345 355 410 500 575 725 1175 2650 4650 - -
1873 OPEN 3 G$1 MS Prooflike
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1873 OPEN 3 G$1 MS Deep Prooflike
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NGC GRADE SUMMARY

Total Graded: 2219
Low Grade: VF
Average Grade: 61
High Grade: 67


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10/22/1993 PCGS MS 63   Heritage Auctions Baltimore Bullet #109, 109/Lot# 473 $880.00
4/27/1998 NGC MS 61   Teletrade Auction 1044, 1044/Lot# 2128 $274.30
9/10/2006 NGC MS 62   Goldberg September 10-13, 2006 Pre-Long Beach Coin and Currency Auction, 37/Lot# 436 $420.00
10/30/2006 NGC MS 62   David Lawrence Rare Coins Internet Auction # 111, 116/Lot# 1643 $402.50
10/17/2012 PCGS AU 58   Stack's Bowers The November 2012 Baltimore Auction - US and World Lots - Live and Internet Only Sessions, 144/Lot# 25157 $285.53
9/29/2013 PCGS Genuine UNC   GreatCollections GreatCollections Coin Auctions 09/29/2013, 94/Lot# 140351 $220.00
12/5/2013 PCGS MS 62   Heritage Auctions 2013 December 5 - 8 US Coins Signature Auction - Houston Session(6), 1192/Lot# 9381 $606.30
12/17/2013 PCGS XF 45   Bonhams Coins and Medals Featuring the Robbins Collection of US Gold Coins, 21037/Lot# 1067 $234.00
3/3/2016 NGC MS 65   Heritage Auctions 2016 March 3 - 6 ANA US Coins Signature Auction - Dallas Session(2), 1233/Lot# 4394 $1,410.00


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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