1873 $3 Closed 3 MS (PCGS# 7995)

The January 2011 Tampa Bay Rarities Sale

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    Bowers & Merena
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Lot Description
1873 Three-Dollar Gold Piece. Closed 3. AU-58 (PCGS). A second example of an issue that under normal circumstances we hardly ever encounter, this piece is minimally worn and richly patinated. For the obverse we note vivid reddish-khaki color, but the reverse is overall bolder with subtle reddish-rose highlights to dominant sandy-gold patina. Both sides are equally bold in detail, and they also reveal ample evidence of a prooflike finish as the coin rotates under a light. Wispy abrasions include few that are singularly conspicuous to the eye. Another important bidding opportunity for the advanced Three-Dollar gold specialist.
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