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Lot 2132

1873. Open 3. PCGS graded MS-65. Among the finest known. A highly lustrous specimen with rich orange-gold iridescence on satiny surfaces. In the same grade as the famed Harry Bass, Jr. specimen in MS65 and just as nicely struck, we might add. The Bass coin has a planchet flaw, however (below IN GOD), while this one doesn't.

The 1873 with Open 3 half eagle is regarded as a common one in worn grades, but finer than About Uncirculated it is a significant rarity. Indeed, as the population figure indicates, only two others has been certified at this grade level by PCGS! Pop 3; none finer at PCGS (PCGS # 8328) .
Estimated Value $8,000 - 8,500.

Realized $13,225

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