1873 P Indian Head Cent Small Cents : All Varieties

Bronze Composite Penny

Mintage: 11,676,500
Minted at: Philadelphia

Designer - Engraver: James B Longacre
Metal Composition: 95% Copper - 5% Tin and Zinc

Diameter: 19 mm
Mass / Weight: 3.11 grams

What this coin looks like (obverse, reverse, mint mark location, special features, etc.):
1873 Open 3 vs Closed 3 Indian Head Cent Penny
There are a few varieties of the 1873 Indian Head Cent (Penny). The most common ones deal with the leading "3" on the 1873. There were two varieties or styles used when designing the "3" on the coin die. One had a closed "3" which was more narrow vertically within the middle while the open "3" was wider. This is depicted in the example image above.

In addition: A rare doubled die variety was also found in the 1873 penny. There was a doubling of the word "LIBERTY" within the Indian headband which is very noticeable. This is depicted in the example image of this penny below. Source of this example image is courtesy of Heritage Auctions:

1873 Doubled Liberty Indian Head Cent Penny

Major Varieties:
1873 Open 3 Indian Head Cent
1873 Closed 3 Indian Head Cent
1873 Doubled Liberty Indian Head Cent

Coin valuation chart: Typical coin prices, values and worth per grade or condition - in USD
Good
(G-4)
Very Good
(VG-8)
Fine
(F-12)
Very Fine
(VF-20)
Extremely Fine
(EF-40)
About Uncirculated
(AU-50)
Uncirculated
(MS-60)
Uncirculated
(MS-63)
Proof
(PR-63)
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MELT VALUE: $0.0177


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