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- 1873-P : Closed 3 - Proof Only
1873 Two Cents : Closed 3 - Proof Only
Two Cent Pieces
Metal Composition: 95% Copper - 5% Tin and Zinc
Diameter: 23 mm
Mass / Weight: 6.22 grams
What this coin looks like (obverse, reverse, mint mark location, special features, etc.):
There were two major varieties of the 1873 Two Cent Piece. The first was the "Closed 3" variety as shown in the example image above where the inside of the "3" in the 1873 date is more narrow and closed up. This coin was only produced as proofs. The second variety is the "Open 3" type where the inside of the "3" is more open and wider. This was a restrike version. The difference between the 1873 Open 3 vs Closed 3 is shown in the example image below. Source of example image is courtesy of Heritage Auctions.
The 1873 Two Cent Piece (Closed 3 - Proof Only Variety) is worth $1,370 in average condition, and more in higher condition. Proof coins can be worth $3,272 or more. Click here to learn how to use coin price charts. Also, click here to learn about grading coins. The Melt Value shown below is how valuable the coin's metal is worth (bare minimum value of coin). Click here to see the Melt Value of every US coin.
MELT VALUE: $0.0351
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