Coin Specifications

Category: Liberty Head $20 (1850-1907)
Mint: Philadelphia
Obverse Designer: James B. Longacre
Reverse Designer: James B. Longacre
Composition: Gold
Fineness: 0.9000
Weight: 33.4400g
AGW: 0.9675oz
Melt Value: $1213.05 (5/24/2017)
Diameter: 34mm
Edge: Reeded
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1873 CLOSED 3 $20 MS obverse 1873 CLOSED 3 $20 MS reverse


  
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Description & Analysis

Much more elusive than its Open 3 counterpart, the Closed 3 was struck only for a brief period early in the year. According to Walter Breen's Encyclopedia, Chief Coiner Archibald Loudon Snowden wrote a letter of complaint to Mint Director James Pollock on January 18, 1873. Pollock responded with an order to Chief Engraver William Barber to produce new logotypes with an Open 3 that could not be mistaken for an 8 with the naked eye. Mint State survivors are decidedly rare, and only the availability of the Open 3 variety has made the Closed 3 affordable in Uncirculated grades.

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Last Updated: 11/23/2016

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NGC GRADE SUMMARY

Total Graded: 396
Low Grade: VF
Average Grade: 53
High Grade: 62


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12/19/2001 NGC AU 58   Heritage Auctions Exclusively Internet Auction #22013, 22013/Lot# 15198 $948.75
9/6/2004 PCGS AU 58   Goldberg September 6-7, 2004 Pre-Long Beach Coin Auction, 26/Lot# 1794 $1,437.50
10/14/2007 NGC XF 45   Teletrade Auction 2435, 2435/Lot# 2601 $784.00
10/19/2008 NGC MS 61   Heritage Auctions Sunday Internet Coin Auction #68104, 68104/Lot# 64515 $3,881.25
11/3/2010 NGC AU 55   Stack's Bowers The November 2010 Baltimore Auction, 44/Lot# 5364 $1,782.50
11/20/2011 PCGS AU 53   GreatCollections GreatCollections Coin Auctions 11/20/2011, 145/Lot# 25473 $1,936.00
9/6/2012 PCGS MS 62   Heritage Auctions 2012 September 6-9 US Coins Signature Auction- Long Beach Session(3), 1174/Lot# 5060 $16,450.00
11/16/2014 PCGS XF 40   David Lawrence Rare Coins Internet Auction # 830, 839/Lot# 1070 $1,400.00


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