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 Posted 02/12/2018  05:23 am Show Profile   Bookmark this topic Add mdpmedia to your friends list Get a Link to this Message
I need opinions insofar as which three(3) does my 1873 Seated Liberty quarter coin has: an open or closed 3.

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 Posted 02/12/2018  05:32 am  Show Profile   Check Fuzzy317's eBay Listings Bookmark this reply Add Fuzzy317 to your friends list Get a Link to this Reply
Yours looks Open. Here is an image I found comparing the two versions.

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 Posted 02/12/2018  10:37 am  Show Profile   Bookmark this reply Add Coinfrog to your friends list Get a Link to this Reply
Yes, Open at ten paces.
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 Posted 02/12/2018  10:45 am  Show Profile   Check Fuzzy317's eBay Listings Bookmark this reply Add Fuzzy317 to your friends list Get a Link to this Reply
I just noticed the arrow beside your date. 1873 with arrows doesn't have open or closed three, they are all one version (open it seems)
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 Posted 02/12/2018  4:26 pm  Show Profile   Bookmark this reply Add moxking to your friends list Get a Link to this Reply
Nice catch Fuzzy. I would have missed that too.
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1873 was a neat year for US coins, that particular year was made famous to collectors, partly due to composisition changes denoted by the addition of arrows, and more also by Harry X. Boosel.

Harry wrote a book "1873-1873" the difference in the title, was the open and closed "3" in the typeface printed. Harry himself, had a really wild collection of 1873 coins (both US & Foreign). His book was limited to 500 copies so it's not the easiest to find, took me a solid year of searching and watching auction to get one. There is a copy in the "Dwight Manley ANA Museum" for free loan to ANA members.

I think a collection of 1873 coins would be quite expensive to replicate today. He issued 6 supplements, of which, I'm pretty sure I don't have, (yet).

A little more information for those interested in Harry X. Boosel , his book or collections he sold:
http://www.coinbooks.org/esylum_v09n33a20.html
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