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1873 Closed 3 Three Dollar, MS62 Prooflike
Excellent Proof Alternative

1873 $3 Closed 3 MS62 Prooflike NGC. The two major varieties of 1873 three dollar gold pieces are the Closed (or Close) 3 and the Open 3. We use Closed 3 here due to numismatic tradition that began with Harry X Boosel, although the term Close 3 is more appropriate as the loops of the 3 are clearly separated. The 1873 three dollar issue is a great rarity, although the original mintage figure remains unknown. The Mint Report records 25 proofs as the only coins of the denomination struck during the year. That is clearly incorrect as a larger number of circulation strikes are known today. NGC has certified 50 pieces, including five that are prooflike.

One of those prooflike pieces is the Anchors Aweigh Collection specimen, tied for second finest of the prooflike coins behind a single example that is graded MS63 Prooflike NGC. This pleasing piece has brilliant yellow surfaces with scattered marks and a few minor hairlines on the mirrored fields. The devices lack full detail, but show strong luster with exceptional contrast. This piece would fit nicely in an otherwise proof collection of three dollar gold pieces. Census: 3 in 62 Prooflike, 1 finer (7/13).
From The Anchors Aweigh Collection of Prooflike Gold.

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