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    Near-Mint 1873 Closed 3 Three Dollar

    1873 $3 Closed 3 AU58 PCGS. Like the legendary 1870-S three dollar, the 1873-dated coins of the same denomination are enigmatic treasures. While Mint records do not indicate the striking of any three dollar gold coins for circulation in 1873, circulation-strike examples dated 1873 (always with Closed 3) certainly exist, as attested by this reflective near-Mint example. Pale yellow-gold surfaces are lightly rubbed and modestly abraded. While the portrait is well-defined, softness at the knot in the reverse wreath makes it clear that this example is a business strike. Population: 22 in 58, 9 finer (5/10).(Registry values: N4719) (NGC ID# 25MW, PCGS# 7995)

    Weight: 5.02 grams

    Metal: 90% Gold, 10% Copper


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