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    Unsurpassed 1873 Open 3 Cent, MS66 Red

    1873 1C Open 3 MS66 Red PCGS. 1873 cents, regardless of whether they represent the Closed 3 or Open 3 variety, are difficult to find with full red color, and are virtually impossible to find nicer than the present coin, which is tied with four other pieces for the distinction of being the finest 1873 Open 3 cent certified by either major grading service. Upon examining this coin, it is easy to see why it bears such a distinction. The detail is as crisp as one is likely to find on any Indian Head cent, with every feather in the headdress showing complete detail. The wreath, lettering, and shield all jump out from the fields. Bronze-red in color, with mint frost pervading the surfaces, with a few marks visible mostly under magnification separating this coin from an even finer grade. Housed in a green label PCGS holder.
    From The Santa Fe Collection.
    (Registry values: N4719)

    Coin Index Numbers: (NGC ID# 272X, PCGS# 2108)

    Weight: 3.11 grams

    Metal: 95% Copper, 5% Tin & Zinc

    Learn more at the Newman Numismatic Portal at Washington University in St. Louis.

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    Auction Info

    Auction Dates
    August, 2007
    8th-10th Wednesday-Friday
    Bids + Registered Phone Bidders: 12
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