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    Attractive Gem Proof 1873 Two Cent Piece

    1873 2C Closed 3 PR66 Red and Brown NGC. Faded mint red on both sides with light tan to brown elsewhere. The surfaces are clean and attractive, with no distracting specks or spots. This is the final year of issue for the Two Cent piece, with the reported mintage of 600 pieces. It is believed that at least a portion of these were melted on July 10, 1873 once sales dwindled. Census: 34 in 66, 1 finer (1/06).
    From The Larj Collection.(Registry values: N2998)

    Coin Index Numbers: (NGC ID# 2753, PCGS# 3652)

    Weight: 6.22 grams

    Metal: 95% Copper, 5% Tin & zinc


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    Auction Dates
    March, 2006
    2nd-3rd Thursday-Friday
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