1873 P Indian Head Cent Small Cents : Open 3

Bronze Composite Penny

Mintage: N/A
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 Indian Head Cent Penny
The 1873 Indian Head Cent (Penny) had 2 major varieties related to leading "3" in the 1873 date. The image depicted above is the 1873 "Open 3" variety.

The difference between the Open "3" vs Closed "3" can be best identified by noticing the width between the central area of the number "3". The Closed "3" penny is narrow while the Open "3" is wider. The difference in width for the closed "3" vs open "3" is shown by the arrow as depicted in the example image of the coin below:

1873 open 3 vs closed 3 Indian Head Cent Penny
Coin valuation chart: Typical coin prices, values and worth per grade or condition - in USD
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Very Fine
Extremely Fine
About Uncirculated

MELT VALUE: $0.0143

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