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    1873 Open 3 Gold Dollar, MS68
    The Akers-Duckor-Simpson Example
    Winter: 'The Finest Known'

    1873 G$1 OPEN 3 MS68 PCGS. CAC. Ex: Duckor/Akers. Closed 3 or Close 3 coins were struck early in the year, before new dies were prepared with an Open 3 logotype. The change occurred in most denominations after the Mint received complaints that the initial 1873 date looked more like 1878. The exact mintages of the two varieties remain unknown, although 125,100 circulation strike gold dollars were coined during the year. This Open 3 variety is far and away the more available type, but it is anything but plentiful at this esteemed grade level. This is the only MS68 at PCGS, and none are finer. By contrast, the finest at NGC is a single MS67 (7/20).

    The fields of this lovely Superb Gem 1873 Open 3 gold dollar are fully reflective, framing the frosty, boldly defined design motifs. Brilliant yellow-gold surfaces host delicate blue overtones. When we last offered the Duckor coin in 2016, Doug Winter called it "the finest known" and described it as "semiprooflike but clearly a business strike, a coin easily recognizable by its pleasing pale purple-gold color on the obverse."
    Ex: David Akers; The Duckor Family Collection of Gold Dollars / ANA Signature (Heritage, 8/2016), lot 4274.

    Coin Index Numbers: (NGC ID# 25DB, PCGS# 7573)

    Weight: 1.67 grams

    Metal: 90% Gold, 10% Copper

    Learn more at the Newman Numismatic Portal at Washington University in St. Louis.

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