1873 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 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-63)
Proof
(PR-63)
$22$32$50$84$159$195$256$333-

USA Coin Book estimated value of 1873 Indian Head Penny (Open 3 Variety) is worth $32 in average condition and can be worth $256 to $333 or more in uncirculated (MS+) 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: $0.0194





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