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1873 $3 Closed 3 AU55 NGC....

2008 December Houston, TX Signature Coin Auction #1118

 
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Auction Ended On: Dec 5, 2008
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Location: George R. Brown Convention Center
1001 Avenida de las Americas
Houston, TX 77010
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Mysterious 1873 Closed 3 Three, AU55
1873 $3 Closed 3 AU55 NGC. Mint records indicate that these coins were never made, as there is no record of a circulation strike mintage of 1873 three dollar gold pieces. The record only indicates a production of 25 proofs, and they are now identified as the Open 3 coins. Today, more than 100 examples have been certified by NGC and PCGS, so there is no question that they do exist. Like most or all 1873 Closed 3 three dollar pieces, this piece has reflective surfaces and light green-gold coloration. A few orange spots are evident in the fields, with light wear on the design highpoints. Census: 11 in 55, 26 finer (10/08).(Registry values: N4719) (NGC ID# 25MW, PCGS# 7995)

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