1873 Large Indian Head Gold Dollars : Open 3

Type 3 - Indian Princess

Mintage: N/A
Minted at: Philadelphia

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

Diameter: 15 mm
Mass / Weight: 1.672 grams

What this coin looks like (obverse, reverse, mint mark location, special features, etc.):
1873 Large Indian Princess Head Gold Dollar G$1 - Open 3
One major variety of the 1873 Large Indian Princess Head Gold Dollar features an Open "3". There were two major styles of the 1873 date - specifically the number "3". The two ends (top and bottom) of the number "3" in the Closed 3 variety are nearly touching with virtually no space between them. The Open 3 variety has a much larger space between the two ends of the number "3". The difference between the Closed 3 vs Open 3 varieties is easily distinguishable and is depicted below in the example comparison image:

1873 Closed 3 vs Open 3 Large Indian Head Gold Dollar - Difference and Comparison
Coin value chart: Typical coin prices, values and worth in USD based on grade/condition
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)
---$259$274$289$541$888-

USA Coin Book estimated value of 1873 Large Indian Head Gold Dollar (Open 3 Variety) is worth $259 in average condition and can be worth $541 to $888 or more in uncirculated (MS+) mint condition. Click here to learn how to use coin price charts. Also, click here to learn about grading coins. The Melt Value shown below is how valuable the coin's metal is worth (bare minimum value of coin). Click here to see the Melt Value of every US coin.


MELT VALUE: $61.88





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