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    Important Gem Quality 1873 Closed 3 Cent, Proof Format

    1873 1C Closed 3 PR65 Red NGC. At least 1,100 proof 1873 Indian Cents were produced, all of which display a Closed 3 in the date. Since the business strike Closed 3 Cent is a challenging coin to locate in all Mint State grades, proofs are often called upon to represent the issue in specialized collections. As a fully lustrous Gem, however, the present specimen is an important and rare coin in its own right. Glassy fields form a splendid backdrop to the sharp, fully brought up devices. The otherwise orange-red color yields to faint lilac highlights at the upper reverse border. With no mentionable blemishes, this coin is accurately graded at the present level. Population: 6 in 65 Red, with a mere two finer (7/02).

    Coin Index Numbers: (NGC ID# 229S, PCGS# 2308)

    Weight: 3.11 grams

    Metal: 95% Copper, 5% Tin and Zinc

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

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    Auction Dates
    November, 2002
    21st-23rd Thursday-Saturday
    Bids + Registered Phone Bidders: 5
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