1873 Coronet Head Gold $5 Half Eagle : Open 3

Type 2 - With Motto - Liberty Head - Early Matron Gold Coins

Mintage: 112,505
Minted at: Philadelphia

Designer - Engraver: Christian Gobrecht
Metal Composition: 90% Gold - 10% Copper

Diameter: 21.6 mm
Mass / Weight: 8.36 grams

What this coin looks like (obverse, reverse, mint mark location, special features, etc.):
1873 Open 3 Liberty Head $5 Gold Half Eagle - Five Dollars
There are two major varieties of the 1873 $5 Liberty Head Gold Half Eagle. One variety is known as the "Open 3" - which features wide spacing between the top and bottom ends of the number "3" in the 1873 date - as depicted above (Source of example image is courtesy of Heritage Auction Galleries). The "Closed 3" variety has much narrower spacing and a more closed up number "3". The difference between the 1873 Closed 3 vs Open 3 $5 Half Eagle is depicted below by the red spacing lines in the example comparison image of the coins:

1873 Closed 3 vs Open 3 - $5 Liberty Head Gold Half Eagle - Difference and Comparison
Coin valuation chart: Typical coin prices, values and worth per grade or condition - in USD
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About Uncirculated

MELT VALUE: $306.79

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