1873 P 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 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-65)
Proof
(PR-65)
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MELT VALUE: $0.0140


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