1873 Coronet Head Gold $20 Double Eagle : Open 3

Liberty Head - Twenty D - With Motto

Mintage: 1,500,900
Minted at: Philadelphia

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 Open 3 Liberty Head $20 Gold Double Eagle - Twenty Dollars
There are two major varieties of the 1873 $20 Liberty Head Gold Double Eagle. 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 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 Open 3 vs Closed 3 - $20 Liberty Head Gold Double 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)
---$2,064$2,096$2,332$2,907$12,559-

USA Coin Book estimated value of 1873 Coronet Head Gold $20 Double Eagle (Open 3 Variety) is worth $2,064 in average condition and can be worth $2,907 to $12,559 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: $1254.60





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