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SERIES: Liberty Seated Quarters 1838-1891
LEVEL: Year, MintMark, & Major Variety

1873 25C Open 3 (Regular Strike)

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PCGS MS66

PCGS MS66

PCGS MS65
PCGS #:
5485
Diameter:
24.30 millimeters
Designer:
Robert Ball Hughes/Christian Gobrecht
Weight:
6.20 grams
Edge:
Reeded
Mintage:
172,000
Metal Content:
90% Silver, 10% Copper
Auction Record:
$14,950 • PCGS MS66 • 7-28-2005 • Heritage
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Rarity and Survival Estimates (Explain)
Grades Survival
Estimate 
Numismatic
Rarity 
Relative Rarity
By Type 
Relative Rarity
By Series 
All Grades 375 R-6.2 15 / 48 TIE 34 / 114 TIE
60 or Better 50 R-8.5 19 / 48 TIE 50 / 114 TIE
65 or Better 7 R-9.6 14 / 48 TIE 38 / 114 TIE
Condition Census (Explain) Show more rows
Pos Grade Thumbnail Pedigree and History
1 MS66 PCGS grade
1 MS66 PCGS grade
1 MS66 PCGS grade  
1 MS66 PCGS grade  
5 MS65 PCGS grade  
Condition Census (Explain) Show fewer rows
Pos Grade Thumbnail Pedigree and History
1 MS66 PCGS grade
1 MS66 PCGS grade
1 MS66 PCGS grade  
1 MS66 PCGS grade  
5 MS65 PCGS grade  
5 MS65 estimated grade  
7 MS64 PCGS grade  
7 MS64 PCGS grade  
7 MS64 PCGS grade  
7 MS64 PCGS grade  

Ron Guth: The 1873 No Arrows Quarter Dollar can be found in two versions: Closed 3 and Open 3.  Mint officials rejected the Closed 3 variety because it looked too much like an 8, and replaced it with the Open 3.  Of the two versions, the Open 3 is clearly the more common and can be found in higher grade than the Closed 3.  The generally high quality of this date is reflected in the PCGS Condition census, where the lowest grade is MS64.  The best examples top out at MS66.  This date is known for frosty luster and excellent striking qualities.