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SERIES: Liberty Head $5 1839-1908
LEVEL: Year, MintMark, & Major Variety

1873 $5 Closed 3 (Regular Strike)

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PCGS MS64

DATE COMPARISON

PCGS MS61
PCGS #:
8329
Diameter:
21.65 millimeters
Designer:
Christian Gobrecht
Weight:
8.24 grams
Edge:
Reeded
Mintage:
49,280
Metal Content:
90% Gold, 10% Copper
Auction Record:
$20,700 • NGC MS65 • 9-19-1999 • Ira & Larry Goldberg
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Rarity and Survival Estimates (Explain)
Grades Survival
Estimate 
Numismatic
Rarity 
Relative Rarity
By Type 
Relative Rarity
By Series 
All Grades 750 R-5.5 46 / 106 TIE 155 / 218 TIE
60 or Better 100 R-8.0 44 / 106 TIE 144 / 218 TIE
65 or Better 3 R-9.8 15 / 106 TIE 30 / 218 TIE
Condition Census (Explain) Show more rows
Pos Grade Thumbnail Pedigree and History
1 MS66 PCGS grade  
2 MS65 PCGS grade  
2 MS65 PCGS grade  
2 MS65 estimated grade  
2 MS65 estimated grade  
Condition Census (Explain) Show fewer rows
Pos Grade Thumbnail Pedigree and History
1 MS66 PCGS grade  
2 MS65 PCGS grade  
2 MS65 PCGS grade  
2 MS65 estimated grade  
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6 MS64 PCGS grade
6 MS64 PCGS grade  
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6 MS64 PCGS grade  
6 MS64 PCGS grade  
David Akers (1975/88): The 1873 Closed 3 is much more rare than generally believed, particularly in high grade. The Closed 3 variety can be distinguished from the Open 3 variety in that the knobs on the ends of the 3 on the Closed 3 are of approximately the same size and so close together that on first glance the 3 looks like and 8. On the Open 3, the top knob is smaller and more oval and further away from the rounder bottom knob.