1873 $3 Closed 3 MS (PCGS# 7995)

2011 July Orlando Summer FUN Signature US Coin Auction #1157

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Lot Description
1873 $3 Closed 3 AU55 NGC. Officially, business strike 1873 three dollar coins with Closed 3 reverse should not exist. Unofficially, such coins are well-known in the numismatic community, though much rarer than their Open 3 counterparts, and popular prizes regardless of their condition. Offered here is a briefly circulated Choice AU example, pale yellow-gold with ample reflective luster. Light abrasions are scattered around the well-defined portrait, but the overall eye appeal is impressive for the grade. NGC has certified 10 Closed 3 examples at this level and 23 coins finer (5/11).
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