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: $367.40 (9/21/2019)
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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Price Guide

Last Updated: 9/13/2019

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1873 CLOSED 3 $5 MS
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Base $ 400 410 420 480 480 485 500 520 555 850 1000 1650 5000 8000 26000 - - - - -
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Census

 
NGC GRADE SUMMARY

Total Graded: 310
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: 9/17/2019 1873 CLOSED 3 $5 MS
 PrAgGVGFVF4045505355586061626364656667686970Total
Base-----325264076681027213512----307
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Total-----325264076681027223512----308
 -----1 %8 %8 %13 %25 %22 %3 %9 %7 %1 %2 %0 %1 %---- 
1873 CLOSED 3 $5 MS Prooflike
 PrAgGVGFVF4045505355586061626364656667686970Total
Base----------2---1-------3
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Total----------2---11------4
 ----------50 %---25 %25 %------ 

Auction Prices Realized

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Date
Service
Grade
Auction House
Sale / Lot
Price
10/28/1996 NGC AU 53   Teletrade Auction 0888, 888/Lot# 1928 $337.60
6/1/2006 NGC MS 62   Heritage Auctions 2006 June Long Beach Signature Auction #408, 408/Lot# 3346 $2,530.00
2/11/2007 PCGS MS 62   Goldberg February 11-14, 2007 Pre-Long Beach Coin and Currency Auction, 39/Lot# 2330 $1,322.50
1/12/2009 NGC AU 58   David Lawrence Rare Coins Monday - Internet Auction # 321, 327/Lot# 1147 $546.25
10/27/2010 PCGS MS 62   Heritage Auctions 2010 October Stamford Coinfest Signature US Coin Auction #1145, 1145/Lot# 4798 $1,610.00
11/3/2010 NGC AU 55   Stack's Bowers The November 2010 Baltimore Auction, 44/Lot# 5115 $385.25
2/12/2012 NGC AU 55   Heritage Auctions Internet Coin Auction Session(1), 131208/Lot# 22571 $460.00
10/12/2014 PCGS MS 61   GreatCollections GreatCollections Coin Auctions 10/12/2014, 190/Lot# 181465 $850.00


NGC Registry

NGC Registry Score 1873 $5 MS CLOSED 3 Prooflike
 PrAgGVGFVF4045505355586061626364656667686970
Base874101010271051106711311206122912431379164419412072294139125254798433333
919101610351056108811561214123412881467174319852362326543596164798433330
0000001214123412881467174319852362326543596164798433300
0000001221123813341556184220282651358848077074798433300
1873 $5 MS CLOSED 3
 PrAgGVGFVF4045505355586061626364656667686970
Base820949966990100510661138115911731303155818431969280737475049770433333
863955974995102510901145116412161388165318852248312041815934770433330
0000001145116412161388165318852248312041815934770433300
0000001152116812601473174819272528343446156819770433300
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Grade: MS 60
Points: 1843
Owner: Beau Newman
 
Grade: AU 58
Points: 1558
Owner: ryanrph
 
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