1873 Nickel Three Cent Three Cents : Open 3

Copper Nickel Pieces

Mintage: 783,000
Minted at: Philadelphia

Designer - Engraver: James B Longacre
Metal Composition: 75% Copper - 25% Nickel

Diameter: 17.9 mm
Mass / Weight: 1.94 grams

What this coin looks like (obverse, reverse, mint mark location, special features, etc.):
1873 Nickel Three Cent Piece - Open 3
There were two major varieties of the 1873 Three Cent Piece in regards to the style of the number "3" in the 1873 date. The open "3" is depicted above and has a narrower space between the two ends of the "3". In addition: The Open "3" is also closer to the liberty bust than the Closed "3" variety. The difference between the 1873 Closed 3 vs Open 3 Three Cent Piece can be seen in the comparison example image of both coins below:

1873 Open 3 vs Closed 3 Nickel Three Cent Piece - Difference and Comparison
Coin value chart: Typical coin prices, values and worth in USD based on grade/condition
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-65)
Proof
(PR-65)
$18$20$24$28$41$66$152$210-

The 1873 Nickel Three Cent Piece (Open 3 Variety) is worth $20 in average condition and can be worth $152 or more in uncirculated mint condition. 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: $0.0129







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