1873 P Two Cents : Open 3 - Restrike

Two Cent Pieces

Mintage: 500
Minted at: Philadelphia

Designer - Engraver: James B Longacre
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.):
1873 Open 3 Restrike Two Cent Piece
There were two major varieties of the 1873 Two Cent Piece. The first was the "Closed 3" variety 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" as shown in the example image above 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.

1873 Closed 3 vs Open 3 Two Cent Piece - Difference and Comparison
Coin valuation chart: Typical coin prices, values and worth per grade or condition - in USD
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MELT VALUE: $0.0286

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