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    1873 Gem Proof Gold Dollar
    Only 25 Proofs Struck

    1873 G$1 Closed 3 PR65 NGC. Although many business-strike examples were struck using Open 3 dies, all proof 1873 gold dollars were produced with the earlier Closed 3 punch. The reported mintage was only 25 pieces, and no more than 9-12 examples are extant today in all grades, making this issue one of the greatest rarities of the series. The proof mintage suffered from low production values in 1873, and poorly finished dies, spaced too far apart, gave many examples a granular appearance, with significant loss of detail. This well-detailed Gem shows these effects to a small degree, but it remains one of the finest surviving examples. The brightly reflective fields are a pleasing yellow-gold with green highlights and only minor signs of contact. Census: 2 in 65, 0 finer (11/12).
    From The Ives Devos Collection.(Registry values: P8) (NGC ID# 25EG, PCGS# 7623)

    Weight: 1.67 grams

    Metal: 90% Gold, 10% Copper


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

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