1873 Coronet Head Gold $5 Half Eagle : Closed 3

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

Mintage: 112,480
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 Closed 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 "Closed 3" - which features narrow spacing between the top and bottom ends of the number "3" in the 1873 date - as depicted above. The "Open 3" variety has much wider spacing and a more open "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 Open 3 vs Closed 3 - $5 Liberty Head Gold Half Eagle - 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)
---$539$541$629$1,266$5,203$25,384

USA Coin Book estimated value of 1873 Coronet Head Gold $5 Half Eagle (Closed 3 Variety) is worth $539 in average condition and can be worth $1,266 to $5,203 or more in uncirculated (MS+) mint condition. Proof coins can be worth $25,384 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: $301.55





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