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: $302.06 (3/24/2017)
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

Description and Analysis courtesy of Heritage Auctions and may not be republished without written permission.


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Price Guide

Last Updated: 7/25/2016

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1873 CLOSED 3 $5 MS
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Base $ 375 385 400 410 450 515 525 625 850 1150 1300 2600 4800 9500 27500 - - - - -
$ - - 530 675 975 - - - - - - - - -

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NGC GRADE SUMMARY

Total Graded: 308
Low Grade: 40
Average Grade: 55
High Grade: 66


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1/5/2005 NGC AU 58   Teletrade Auction 1984, 1984/Lot# 2130 $522.50
1/3/2006 NGC MS 64   Heritage Auctions 2006 January Orlando, FL (FUN) Signature Auction #394, 394/Lot# 5253 $10,062.50
3/13/2006 NGC AU 58   David Lawrence Rare Coins Internet Auction # 78, 83/Lot# 1302 $598.00
6/14/2011 NGC MS 61   Stack's Bowers The June 2011 Baltimore Auction, 92/Lot# 9495 $805.00
1/29/2012 PCGS AU 58   Goldberg January 29 - February 1, 2012 The Pre-Long Beach Auction, 67/Lot# 1570 $833.75
6/16/2013 PCGS AU 55   GreatCollections GreatCollections Coin Auctions 06/16/2013, 79/Lot# 120573 $408.10
7/6/2014 PCGS MS 61   GreatCollections GreatCollections Coin Auctions 07/06/2014, 188/Lot# 181465 $1,000.00
12/3/2015 PCGS MS 61   Heritage Auctions 2015 December 3 - 6 Houston Money Show US Coins Signature Auction - Houston Session(3), 1227/Lot# 4602 $851.88


NGC Registry

NGC Registry Score 1873 CLOSED 3 $5 MS
 PrAgGVGFVF4045505355586061626364656667686970
Base820949966990100510661138115911731303155818431969280737475049770433333
863955974995102510901145116412161388165318852248312041815934770433330
0000001145116412161388165318852248312041815934770433300
0000001152116812601473174819272528343446156819770433300
1873 CLOSED 3 $5 MS Prooflike
 PrAgGVGFVF4045505355586061626364656667686970
Base874101010271051106711311206122912431379164419412072294139125254798433333
919101610351056108811561214123412881467174319852362326543596164798433330
0000001214123412881467174319852362326543596164798433300
0000001221123813341556184220282651358848077074798433300
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Grade: MS 64 PL
Points: 6164
Owner: Summer97
 
Grade: MS 60
Points: 1843
Owner: Beau Newman
 
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