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    Elusive 1873 Closed 3 Gold Dollar, PR64 Cameo

    1873 G$1 Closed 3 PR64 Cameo NGC. All 1873 proof gold dollars were struck of the Close 3 variety, with a minuscule production of only 25 pieces. Even the business strikes saw a tiny emission of only 1,800 coins before the switch to the Open 3 variety, which saw the lion's share of production at 123,30 pieces. The variety was unknown until "Mr. 1873," Harry X Boosel, publicized it in his coinage study of the year 1873.
    This piece offers exuberant luster and deep contrast over the splendid yellow-gold surfaces. A few slide marks and tiny abrasions on the cheek appear under a loupe, along with a couple of random contact marks on the reverse, but they are trivial compared to the broad appeal this coin engenders. Census: 1 in 64 Cameo, 2 finer (4/08).(Registry values: P8) (NGC ID# 25EG, PCGS# 87623)

    Weight: 1.70 grams

    Metal: 90% Gold, 10% Copper


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

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    May-Jun, 2008
    28th-2nd Wednesday-Monday
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