1873 S Coronet Head Gold $20 Double Eagle : Open 3

Liberty Head - Twenty D - With Motto

Mintage: N/A
Minted at: San Francisco

Designer - Engraver: James B Longacre
Metal Composition: 90% Gold - 10% Copper

Diameter: 34 mm
Mass / Weight: 33.44 grams

What this coin looks like (obverse, reverse, mint mark location, special features, etc.):
1873 S Open 3 Liberty Head $20 Gold Double Eagle - Twenty Dollars
There are two major varieties of the 1873-S $20 Liberty Head Gold Double Eagle produced in San Francisco. One variety is known as the "Open 3" - which features wider spacing between the top and bottom ends of the number "3" in the 1873 date - as depicted above. The "Closed 3" variety has narrow spacing between the "3". The difference between the 1873-S Closed 3 vs Open 3 $20 Double Eagle is depicted below by the red spacing lines in the example comparison image of the coins:

1873-S Open 3 vs Closed 3 - $20 Liberty Head Gold Double Eagle - Difference and Comparison
Coin valuation chart: Typical coin prices, values and worth per grade or condition - in USD
Good
(G-4)
Very Good
(VG-8)
Fine
(F-12)
Very Fine
(VF-20)
Extremely Fine
(EF-40)
About Uncirculated
(AU-50)
Uncirculated
(MS-60)
Uncirculated
(MS-63)
Proof
(PR-63)
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MELT VALUE: $1138.39


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