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    Scarce Gem Full Red 1873 Proof Cent

    1873 1C Closed 3 PR65 Red NGC. Closed 3, as are all proofs of this year. The 1873 is surprisingly scarce in high grades despite a respectable mintage of 1,100 pieces. The red surfaces are bright and deeply mirrored, made so by heavy die polishing. Evidence of overzealous die polishing can be seen at the juncture of the top feather in the headdress and around the eye of the Indian. An exceptionally pleasing Gem proof. Population: 6 in 65, 2 finer (4/02).
    From the Alex Highland Collection.

    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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    June, 2002
    6th-8th Thursday-Saturday
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