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    1873 Open 3 Three Dollar, PR61
    10 to 18 Proofs Extant

    1873 $3 Open 3 PR61 PCGS. JD-1, Low R.7. The 1873 three dollar is something of an enigma. Mint documents show 25 proofs were struck, but no business strikes were recorded. In reality, we know of proofs with both Open and Closed 3s in the date. There are also a number of circulation-strike Closed 3 representatives that exist (100 to 130 coins). Research by Bowers, Winter, Breen, Akers, and Dannreuther suggests that the Closed 3 circulation strikes and proofs, and the early die state Open 3 proofs (as here) were all struck in 1873, while Open 3 proofs struck from rusted dies are restrikes produced in later years. Of greatest importance to most collectors is that this offering represents one of only 10 to 18 1873 Open 3 three dollar proofs extant (estimates vary by researcher). Somewhat dusky orange-gold surfaces display the expected pinpoint detail. Ticks on the portrait and hairlines in the fields limit the technical grade. Encapsulated in a first generation holder. Population: 2 in 61, 12 finer (7/19).(Registry values: P5)

    Coin Index Numbers: (NGC ID# 28AF, PCGS# 8037)

    Weight: 5.02 grams

    Metal: 90% Gold, 10% Copper


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    September, 2019
    5th-8th Thursday-Sunday
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