||1873 $2 1/2 Open 3 MS62 NGC. CAC. Ex: "Col." E.H.R. Green. The Open 3 variety is somewhat more available than the Closed 3 according to estimated mintages, although the number of grading events are about equal between the two varieties. Frosted surfaces of this example display soft luster and olive-gold toning, the attractive, natural-gold coloration acquired in a long-held collection. Smooth fields and the motifs show only a few tiny marks that define the assigned 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 $440.63. Description courtesy of Heritage Auctions.