Coin Specifications

Category: Liberty Head $5 (1839-1908)
Mint: Philadelphia
Mintage: 112,480
Obverse Designer: Christian Gobrecht
Reverse Designer: Christian Gobrecht
Composition: Gold
Fineness: 0.9000
Weight: 8.3600g
AGW: 0.2419oz
Melt Value: $478.16 (8/4/2020)
Diameter: 21.6mm
Edge: Reeded
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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

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Last Updated: 6/8/2020

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1873 CLOSED 3 $5 MS
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NGC GRADE SUMMARY

Total Graded: 314
Low Grade: 40
Average Grade: 55
High Grade: 66

The chart showing 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.
NGC CENSUS DETAIL Last Updated: 8/4/2020 1873 CLOSED 3 $5 MS
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Base-----325264175681028243512----311
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Total-----325264175681028243512----311
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1873 CLOSED 3 $5 MS PL
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Base----------2---1-------3
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Total----------2---11------4
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NGC Registry

NGC Registry Score 1873 CLOSED 3 $5 MS PL
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Base874101010271051106711311206122912431379164419412072294139125254798433333
919101610351056108811561214123412881467174319852362326543596164798433330
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0000001221123813341556184220282651358848077074798433300
1873 CLOSED 3 $5 MS
 PrAgGVGFVF4045505355586061626364656667686970
Base820949966990100510661138115911731303155818431969280737475049770433333
863955974995102510901145116412161388165318852248312041815934770433330
0000001145116412161388165318852248312041815934770433300
0000001152116812601473174819272528343446156819770433300
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Grade: MS 61
Points: 1969
Owner: Jason B. Goldman
 
Grade: MS 60
Points: 1843
Owner: Beau Newman
 
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