1873 Indian Princess Head Gold $3 : Open 3

Three Dollar Piece - Early Gold Coins

Mintage: 25
Minted at: Philadelphia

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

Diameter: 20.5 mm
Mass / Weight: 5.015 grams

What this coin looks like (obverse, reverse, mint mark location, special features, etc.):
1873 Indian Princess Head $3 Gold Dollars - Open 3
There were 2 major varieties of the 1873 $3 gold Indian princess coin. This variety features an "Open 3" in the date on the reverse of the coin. There is wider vertical spacing between the top and bottom ends of the number "3" in the 1873 date. This variety is a bit rarer than the "Closed 3" variety. Source of example image above is courtesy of Heritage Auction Galleries. The difference between the 1873 Open 3 vs Closed 3 $3 gold coin is depicted below in the example comparison image:

1873 Open 3 vs Closed 3 Liberty Head $3 Indian Princess Head Gold Coin - 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)
---$15,352$18,471$28,222--$32,256

USA Coin Book estimated value of 1873 Indian Princess Head Gold $3 (Open 3 Variety) is worth $15,352 in average condition, and more in higher condition. Proof coins can be worth $32,256 or more. 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: $185.60





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