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247, Lot: 495. Estimate $4000.
Sold for $17106. This amount does not include the buyer’s fee.

1873 Two Cent Piece (Open 3). OPR1-TDO, Breen-2409. Proof 66 Red-Brown (NGC). A reddish-brown, almost golden, hue accentuates this exceptional proof from the last year of issue. The nearly-flawless fields resonate against the brilliant luster of the surfaces, making this example a priority for any Two Cent or copper collector. Furthering its rarity, however, this piece features a tripled obverse die, with distorted and pivoted hub doubling within the motto, as well as a repunched date. The die scratches from the left arrow tip through the ‘IN’ in the motto are diagnostic for this scarce variety. NGC Population: 9, with none finer (as of 12/10).

From the Lakeside Collection.