Value of 1873-S Open $20 Gold Coin

Approximate Current Value: $

Diameter: 34.00 mm
Mintage/Proof: 1,040,600 / 0
Weight: 33.40 grams
Metal: Gold
I Own 1873 Liberty Head Double Eagle (1849-1907)

History, Information, and Value of 1873-S Open 3 Gold Liberty Double Eagle

Value of 1873-S Open 3 $20 Double Eagle

The quality of strike for this issue is similar to that of the 1873-S Close 3 double eagle, the reverse generally sharp but the obverse often a bit soft over many of Liberty’s hair curls and several of the star centrils. Heavily abraded surfaces are also the norm for the 1873-S Open 3. High grade coins are characterized by softly frosted, somewhat granular luster. The Open 3 is the rarer of the two date logotype found on 1873-S double eagles, and by a factor of at least three to one. Even so, enough circulated examples exist that the 1873-S Open is relatively obtainable in grades through AU. This issue is scarce in Mint State and very rare above MS-61. The finest certified examples have been graded MS-62 by PCGS and NGC.