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1873 3CN Open 3 MS66 PCGS. CAC....

2013 April 24 - 28 CSNS US Coin Signature Auction - Chicago #1184

 
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Auction Ended On: Apr 25, 2013
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Location: Renaissance Schaumburg Convention Center Hotel
1551 North Thoreau Drive
Schaumburg, IL 60173

Description:
1873 Open 3 Three Cent Nickel, MS66
Sole Finest at PCGS
1873 3CN Open 3 MS66 PCGS. CAC. The Open 3 1873 three cent nickels were struck in an amount about twice that of the earlier Close 3 variant, but PCGS has seen 10 submissions of the Close 3 in MS66, while this is the sole example in MS66 of the Open 3 at PCGS, and none are finer (3/13). Perhaps most contemporary collectors put their circulation strike examples away early in the year and failed to notice the later (admittedly minute) difference. This piece is virtually free of contact marks and shows little contrast over the golden-tinged surfaces. The eye appeal is outstanding.(Registry values: N2998) (PCGS# 3740)

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