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    Mysterious 1873 Closed 3 Three, AU55

    1873 $3 Closed 3 AU55 NGC. Mint records indicate that these coins were never made, as there is no record of a circulation strike mintage of 1873 three dollar gold pieces. The record only indicates a production of 25 proofs, and they are now identified as the Open 3 coins. Today, more than 100 examples have been certified by NGC and PCGS, so there is no question that they do exist. Like most or all 1873 Closed 3 three dollar pieces, this piece has reflective surfaces and light green-gold coloration. A few orange spots are evident in the fields, with light wear on the design highpoints. Census: 11 in 55, 26 finer (10/08).(Registry values: N4719) (NGC ID# 25MW, PCGS# 7995)

    Weight: 5.02 grams

    Metal: 90% Gold, 10% Copper


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    December, 2008
    4th-7th Thursday-Sunday
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