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1873 GOLD DOLLAR - TYPE 3 GOLD DOLLAR

1873 Gold Dollar - The 1873 Gold Dollar has both Open 3 and Close 3 varieties. When the coin first appeared, it was difficult to read the date because the 3 punch looked like an 8. The Close 3 is very scarce in all grades. Many prooflike examples are known and are difficult to distinguish from proofs. Only 7 have been certified in grades above MS64.

Specifications:
Edge: Reeded
Weight: 1.672 grams (25.8 grains) (.0538 troy ounces)
Diameter: 15 millimeters
Composition: 90% gold; 10% copper
Gold Content: 1.505 grams (23.22 grains) (.0484 troy ounces)

In 1873 the Panic of 1873 took place. It was an international economic depression known as the Great Depression until the 1930s. It was caused by the fall in demand for silver following Germany’s decision to abandon the silver standard after the Franco-Prussian War.

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