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    1873 Closed 3 Gold Three Dollar, AU55
    Scarce in All Grades, Exceptional Color

    1873 $3 Closed 3 AU55 PCGS. According to official records, only 25 three dollar gold pieces were struck in 1873, all proofs. Yet, a small population of circulation-strike Closed 3 coins is known today, mostly in AU grades. The number of pieces originally struck has been estimated at anywhere from 100 to 1,000 coins, and it has been reasoned that the coinage might have occurred early in the year, as suggested by the Closed 3 logotype in the date. PCGS and NGC combined report 120 grading events for this issue, which allows for the extant population of gradable pieces to be, theoretically, as low as 80 to 100 coins, depending on how many resubmissions are reflected in the official data.

    This old-time example showcases a rich medley of apricot, violet, and orange-gold colors over each side with smooth surfaces and well-detailed motifs. Hints of prooflike mirroring remain in the protected regions of the fields. Housed in a green label holder. Population: 15 in 55, 32 finer (10/15).(Registry values: N4719) (NGC ID# 25MW, PCGS# 7995)

    Weight: 5.02 grams

    Metal: 90% Gold, 10% Copper


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