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 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)
---$547$549$658$795$3,913-

USA Coin Book estimated value of 1873 Coronet Head Gold $5 Half Eagle (Open 3 Variety) is worth $547 in average condition and can be worth $795 to $3,913 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: $309.40





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