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SERIES: Liberty Head $20 1850-1907
LEVEL: Year, MintMark, & Major Variety

1873-S $20 Open 3 (Regular Strike)

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PCGS MS62

DATE COMPARISON

PCGS MS62
PCGS #:
8979
Diameter:
34.00 millimeters
Designer:
James Barton Longacre
Weight:
33.40 grams
Edge:
Reeded
Mintage:
1,040,600
Metal Content:
90% Gold, 10% Copper
Auction Record:
$35,250 • NGC MS62 • 9-25-2013 • Heritage
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20
1,500
20
25
1,510
25
30
1,520
30
35
1,530
3
35
45+
1,650
45+
50+
1,825
50+
53+
2,110
53+
55+
2,325
55+
58+
4,750
58+
Rarity and Survival Estimates (Explain)
Grades Survival
Estimate 
Numismatic
Rarity 
Relative Rarity
By Type 
Relative Rarity
By Series 
All Grades 2,657 R-4.4 11 / 31 TIE 64 / 148 TIE
60 or Better 65 R-8.3 15 / 31 TIE 57 / 148 TIE
65 or Better 0 R-10.1 1 / 31 1 / 148
Condition Census (Explain) Show more rows
Pos Grade Thumbnail Pedigree and History
1 MS62 PCGS grade

AWA Collection

1 MS62 PCGS grade  
1 MS62 PCGS grade  
1 MS62 PCGS grade  
5 MS61 PCGS grade  
Condition Census (Explain) Show fewer rows
Pos Grade Thumbnail Pedigree and History
1 MS62 PCGS grade

AWA Collection

1 MS62 PCGS grade  
1 MS62 PCGS grade  
1 MS62 PCGS grade  
5 MS61 PCGS grade  
5 MS61 PCGS grade  
5 MS61 PCGS grade  
5 MS61 PCGS grade  
5 MS61 PCGS grade  
5 MS61 PCGS grade  
Gordon Wrubel: San Francisco Mint 1873 $20. Libs come with Open and Closed 3s. Unlike their Philadelphia Mint counterparts, the Open 3 variety is about three times scarcer than the Closed 3. If you are examining a coin that is not designated, and you do not have the photos above for reference, check the ball on the lower loop of the 3. On the Open 3, the size of the ball is about the same as the opening of the 3 and may just pass through it. On the Closed 3, the ball is too large to pass through the constricted opening. As you can see from the Condition Census listing above, this variety is a rarity in the grade of MS 62 or better.