About 1873 Op. 3 3-Cent Nickels
As noted above, the beginning of production for the Three Cent Nickels in 1873 used dies with a small date, similar to the years prior, making the three look like an eight. The mint then fixed this problem. This variety is more scarce than its Closed 3 counterpart. Common in all grades up to gem. MS65 and MS66 are a bit scarce with any finer gems being very rare.
|Denom:||3CN / Three Cent Nickel|
|Coinage Type:||Three-Cent Nickels|
|Composition:||75% copper; 25% nickel|
|Variety 2:||Open 3|
|Designer:||James B. Longacre|
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