1873 25C Closed 3 MS63 NGC....
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The Finest Certified
Though the 1873 Closed 3 remains an underrated issue in most grades, connoisseurs are aware of how elusive the issue is in Mint State condition. NGC and PCGS have certified a mere five Mint State representatives between them, and the MS63 coin offered here is the single finest for either service (10/08). A well executed strike leaves crisp definition on the design elements, and both sides offer strong, shining luster. The obverse displays violet-inflected iridescence, while the reverse is essentially brilliant. A scattering of fine obverse marks precludes a finer designation.
Ex: The Henry W. Bass, Jr. Collection, Part I (Bowers and Merena, 5/1999), lot 2010 (Bowers and Merena catalogers report this coin pedigreed to the Harry X. Boosel "1873" Collection, RARCOA, 4/1972, lot 601, unplated).
From The Scott Rudolph Collection.
See: Video Lot Description(Registry values: P4) (NGC ID# 23UU, PCGS# 5484)
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