1873 - open or closed 3?

Discussion in 'Coin Chat' started by Monster, Jun 20, 2018.

  1. Monster

    Monster Member

    unfortunately, this is the best pic avail on this coin. Can anyone tell with any certainty whether this is an open or closed 3 variety?

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  3. ldhair

    ldhair Clean Supporter

    What is the denomination?
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  4. Michael K

    Michael K Well-Known Member

    Also not sure of the denomination, but it looks "closed".
    At first I thought it was a $5 but the obverse doesn't match.
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  5. Nathan401

    Nathan401 Working like crazy to pay for the lazy Supporter

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  6. mark_h

    mark_h Somewhere over the rainbow

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  7. V. Kurt Bellman

    V. Kurt Bellman Yes, I'm blunt! Get over your "feeeeelings".

    Tiffany blue box. Cool.
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  8. HoledandCreative

    HoledandCreative Active Member

  9. Oldhoopster

    Oldhoopster It seemed like a good idea at the time.

    From PCGS Coinsfacts
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  10. kountryken

    kountryken Member

    Indian Head Cent, closed 3.
  11. Monster

    Monster Member

    Sorry for the incomplete info...it's a $20 coin. I read the rules, and I realize that buying or selling is not allowed on forums, but I have an opportunity to get this pretty cheap, am i allowed to ask your opinions? Or is that a no-no?
  12. kSigSteve

    kSigSteve Active Member

    I would advise you to not give incorrect information.

    If you think it’s a cent how can you be so sure about the style of 3 in use.
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  13. Monster

    Monster Member

    This is an 1873 $20 Liberty Head. Sorry, I should have stated everything to begin with.
  14. Michael K

    Michael K Well-Known Member

    Need better photos of both sides. Why isn't it in a slab?
    Open 3 1.5 million minted closed 3 200,000. Same prices up to MS
    and then the closed 3 gets expensive. You'd have to have someone check
    for authenticity. If it is a closed 3, and it's cheap, that rings a spider sense to me. I can't really tell if it is open or closed. It looks closed but the difference is subtle.
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  15. Spark1951

    Spark1951 Accomplishment, not activity

    Gave it my best shot, agree with you, Michael K...difference is subtle, and hard to see with offered pic...it seems as though it is closed...Spark
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  16. HoledandCreative

    HoledandCreative Active Member

    73 is a fairly common date, at least I see them always on eBay. Not sure what a fair price is anymore. Shouldn't be too much above melt for average circ. Your looking at a higher grade but with lots of heavy marks in field, so I would consider average circ. You could always ask opinion of value for a specific one. This is my opinion.
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  17. Monster

    Monster Member

    Someone is selling this for $1200 - from what i've read and how it looks, it seems to me that's a great price. Any opinions?

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  18. Monster

    Monster Member

    Just added photo of reverse. Does 12 hundred sound like a really good deal, or am I just jumping in without learning to dog paddle first?
  19. Monster

    Monster Member

    Thank you
  20. V. Kurt Bellman

    V. Kurt Bellman Yes, I'm blunt! Get over your "feeeeelings".

    Sounds like a “motivated seller”, but raw $20 gold pieces do represent a risk. I see no reason to think it’s a fake, but huge majorities of $20 gold are slabbed.
  21. Michael K

    Michael K Well-Known Member

    At $1200 (if it's real) there's always that much value in gold anyway.
    Something is suspicious in this deal.
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