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SERIES: Liberty Head $20 1849-1907
LEVEL: Year, MintMark, & Major Variety

1873 $20 Closed 3 (Proof)

PCGS #:
9088
Diameter:
34.00 millimeters
Designer:
James Barton Longacre
Weight:
33.40 grams
Edge:
Reeded
Mintage:
25
Metal Content:
90% Gold, 10% Copper
Auction Record:
$65,000 • PR65 • 3-1-1980 • Bowers & Ruddy
Rarity and Survival Estimates (Explain)
Grades Survival
Estimate 
Numismatic
Rarity 
Relative Rarity
By Type 
Relative Rarity
By Series 
All Grades 12 R-9.5 2 / 11 TIE 10 / 55 TIE
60 or Better 11 R-9.5 3 / 11 TIE 11 / 55 TIE
65 or Better 0 R-10.1 1 / 11 1 / 55
Condition Census (Explain)
Pos Grade Thumbnail Pedigree and History
1 PR64 PCGS grade  
1 PR64 PCGS grade  
3 PR63 PCGS grade  
4 PR61 PCGS grade  
4 PR61 PCGS grade  
Condition Census (Explain) Show fewer rows
Pos Grade Thumbnail Pedigree and History
1 PR64 PCGS grade  
1 PR64 PCGS grade  
3 PR63 PCGS grade  
4 PR61 PCGS grade  
4 PR61 PCGS grade  

David Akers (1975/88): Proofs of 1873 are all the Closed 3 variety. They are very rare and I doubt if more than 10 are known.