||1873 $2 1/2 Open 3 MS64+ NGC. Ex: "Col." E.H.R. Green. The Closed 3 and Open 3 varieties for the 1873 Philadelphia quarter eagles rank about equal in rarity when in high grades, with few Gem or finer examples known of either date logotype. This near-Gem example is lustrous and attractive with a full strike. The coin is virtually "as minted" with brilliant, frosted surfaces, where only a few light abrasions limit the grade. Ex: "Colonel" E.H.R. Green; Green Estate; Partnership of Eric P. Newman / B.G. Johnson d.b.a. St. Louis Stamp & Coin Co.; Eric P. Newman @ $10.00; Eric P. Newman Numismatic Education Society.
Realized $1057.50. Description courtesy of Heritage Auctions.