Coin Specifications

Category: Indian Cents (1859-1909)
Mint: Philadelphia
Catalog: KM-90a
Obverse Designer: James B. Longacre
Reverse Designer: James B. Longacre
Composition: Bronze
Weight: 3.1100g
Diameter: 19mm
Edge: Plain
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1873 OPEN 3 1C MS obverse 1873 OPEN 3 1C MS reverse


  
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Description & Analysis

The Open 3 variety of the 1873 cent is noticeably more common, though the exact number coined is unknown. From observations of the known survivors, Q. David Bowers estimated that about 9 million of this year's 11,676,500 cents carried the Open 3 date. While more available than its Closed 3 brother, this issue remains scarce in Mint State.

As seen in the obverse photo above, the numeral 3 was reduced by trimming down the two opposing balls to create greater separation. It may have been that the same date logotype was trimmed by hand, but this is mere speculation.

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1873 OPEN 3 1C MS Brown
  GVGFVFXF505355586061626364656667686970
Base $ 23.00 37.00 65.00 80.00 175 215 230 245 290 310 330 345 425 520 1025 2150 - - - -
$ - - - 255 - - - 355 440 600 - - - -
1873 OPEN 3 1C MS Red Brown
  GVGFVFXF505355586061626364656667686970
Base $ - - - - - - - - - 375 410 450 535 685 1575 4100 - - - -
$ - - - - - - - - 575 915 - - - -
1873 OPEN 3 1C MS Red
  GVGFVFXF505355586061626364656667686970
Base $ - - - - - - - - - - 475 525 1125 1875 5300 26500 - - - -
$ - - - - - - - - - 2600 - - - -

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NGC GRADE SUMMARY

Total Graded: 573
Low Grade: PrAg
Average Grade: 58
High Grade: 66


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5/3/2000 PCGS MS 64   Brown Teletrade Auction 1303, 1303/Lot# 1010 $891.00
2/15/2010 NGC MS 60   Brown Stack's Bowers The March 2010 Baltimore Auction, 33/Lot# 218 $402.50
12/2/2010 PCGS MS 65   Red Brown Heritage Auctions 2010 December Houston Signature US Coin Auction Session(1), 1147/Lot# 3199 $915.40
9/4/2011 NGC MS 65   Red Brown Goldberg September 4-6, 2011 The Pre-Long Beach Auction, 65/Lot# 697 $1,265.00
11/7/2011 PCGS MS 91   Brown David Lawrence Rare Coins Monday - Internet Auction # 634, 641/Lot# 1004 $138.00
2/3/2013 PCGS AU 50   Brown Goldberg February 3-6, 2013 The Pre-Long Beach Auction, 72/Lot# 587 $184.00
8/12/2015 NGC MS 64   Brown Heritage Auctions 2015 August 12 - 16 ANA US Coins Signature Auction - Chicago Session(6), 1223/Lot# 7132 $646.25


NGC Registry

NGC Registry Score 1873 OPEN 3 1C MS Brown
 PrAgGVGFVF4045505355586061626364656667686970
Base819815125535162067474578382092510131036106612061583202921842347252028153895
8711618628744163869875879585595410211046111313321732208122382405261831750
00000069875879585595410211046111313321732208122382405261800
00000072177080889098410281056115914571880213222932462271700
1873 OPEN 3 1C MS Red Brown
 PrAgGVGFVF4045505355586061626364656667686970
Base8911116727537866371978783587498310751103123917072197275438174064432247606329
96130203309473682742803848910101410841148139518702383310838994150446852830
000000742803848910101410841148139518702383310838994150446800
000000764819861947104410941194155120342568346339824236461400
1873 OPEN 3 1C MS Red
 PrAgGVGFVF4045505355586061626364656667686970
Base1021231832984067297668638889301073117312012161233525854876695173347733840210758
109143221334514741798871902978110611821521221924183349556870797467795691870
000000798871902978110611821521221924183349556870797467795600
0000008318809161025114011921841227725024112625972067600817900
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