Coin Specifications

Category: Three Cent Nickels (1865-1889)
Mint: Philadelphia
Mintage: 783,000
Catalog: KM-95
Obverse Designer: James B. Longacre
Reverse Designer: James B. Longacre
Composition: Copper-Nickel
Weight: 1.94grams
Diameter: 17.9mm
Edge: Plain
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1873 OPEN 3 3CN MS obverse 1873 OPEN 3 3CN MS reverse


  
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Description & Analysis

The majority, about two-thirds, of 1873 three-cent pieces were coined from dies having the revised, Open 3 date logotype. This edition is slightly more common than its predecessor, but it is rare in Gem Mint State (MS 65 and higher). Since the Mint had largely overcome its initial difficulties with the copper-nickel alloy, most coins of this date are reasonably well struck.

There are no varieties noted for the Open 3 issue.

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NGC GRADE SUMMARY

Total Graded: 85
Low Grade: G
Average Grade: 61
High Grade: 66


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2/23/2005 PCGS MS 65   Heritage Auctions 2005 February Long Beach Signature Sale #366, 366/Lot# 4010 $8,768.75
6/2/2005 PCGS MS 65   Heritage Auctions 2005 June Long Beach Signature Auction #376, 376/Lot# 5371 $5,462.50
8/8/2005 NGC AU 58   David Lawrence Rare Coins Internet-Only Auction #48, 53/Lot# 151 $115.00
1/6/2010 PCGS MS 65   Heritage Auctions 2010 January Orlando, FL FUN US Coin Auction #1136, 1136/Lot# 436 $4,887.50
5/30/2012 NGC MS 66   Stack's Bowers The June 2012 Baltimore Auction, 137/Lot# 2269 $4,887.50
11/29/2012 PCGS MS 64   Heritage Auctions 2012 November 29 - December 2 US Coin Signature Auction - Houston Session(4), 1177/Lot# 7714 $1,057.50
12/23/2012 NGC MS 61   Teletrade Auction 3403, 3403/Lot# 1353 $100.00


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