2C 1873 OPEN 3 PCGS PR66 RD
Legend saw this coin did not meet its reserve and immediately offered the consignor to buy it. We have only ever seen one other like it. Clearly, this is one of the FINEST Proof 1873 two-cent piece that exists. Yes, indeed the quality is VERY HIGH END! Everything about this coin screams “Legend quality.” Rich copper red surfaces are highly reflective and have bold mirrored fields throughout. The mirrors are flashy and brilliant with full original MINT RED color. All the color is original and there are NO spots or discolorations. The sharply struck devices show off a razor sharp crispness that stands out against the icy smooth mirrored surfaces. Close inspection reveals only a single light fleck on the reverse worthy of mention. The eye appeal is spectacular! This is the PCGS CoinFacts Plate Coin. Only 500 Open 3’s were struck. PCGS 6, NGC 3, CAC 2. The last one to sell realized $28,800 in the 2018 ANA auction, and prior to that, one sold for $26,400 in November 2017. The current PCGS Price Guide value is listed at $32,000. This marvelous SUPERB GEM is worthy of inclusion in the FINEST of Registry Sets. We just know as time moves forward, few of these will ever appear. Opportunity knocks loud here! This world class coin belongs in a world class collection. Last: we bought this coin from one of the best crack out dealers in the biz. He paid $28,800.00 out of the ANA Sale. It had been in an OGH. We believe he was going for a +. This coin IS that HIGH END!