1873 1C Closed 3, BN (Regular Strike)

Series: Indian Cents 1859-1909

PCGS MS64+BN

PCGS MS64+BN

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PCGS MS64BN

PCGS MS64BN

PCGS #:
2109
Designer:
James Barton Longacre
Edge:
Plain
Diameter:
19.00 millimeters
Weight:
3.11 grams
Mintage:
11,676,500
Mint:
Philadelphia
Metal:
95% Copper, 5% Tin and Zinc
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Rarity and Survival Estimates Learn More

Grades Survival
Estimate
Numismatic
Rarity
Relative Rarity
By Type
Relative Rarity
By Series
All Grades 2,500 R-4.5 5 / 55 5 / 55
60 or Better 50 R-8.5 4 / 55 TIE 4 / 55 TIE
65 or Better 2 R-9.9 1 / 55 1 / 55
Survival Estimate
All Grades 2,500
60 or Better 50
65 or Better 2
Numismatic Rarity
All Grades R-4.5
60 or Better R-8.5
65 or Better R-9.9
Relative Rarity By Type All Specs in this Type
All Grades 5 / 55
60 or Better 4 / 55 TIE
65 or Better 1 / 55
Relative Rarity By Series All Specs in this Series
All Grades 5 / 55
60 or Better 4 / 55 TIE
65 or Better 1 / 55

Condition Census What Is This?

Pos Grade Image Pedigree and History
1 MS65BN PCGS grade
2 MS64BN PCGS grade
2 MS64BN PCGS grade
2 MS64BN PCGS grade
2 MS64BN PCGS grade
2 MS64BN PCGS grade
2 MS64BN PCGS grade
2 MS64BN PCGS grade
2 MS64BN PCGS grade
2 MS64BN PCGS grade
#1 MS65BN PCGS grade
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#2 MS64BN PCGS grade
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Jaime Hernandez:

The Mint used two different style 3 digits to strike the date on 1873 Indian cents. The first date style is referred to as the 1873 Closed 3 and the second style is referred to as the Open 3.

The Closed 3 variety can be distinguished by the 3 digit on the date, as it is thicker than the Open 3 style. On the Closed 3 variety, the ball serifs on the inner central part of the 3 digit are also located closer to one other, making the 3 on the date appear like an 8 digit. The 1873 Indian Cent with the Closed 3 style was the first variety used from the two different varieties. The Closed 3 style is also scarcer than the 1873 Open 3 variety.
MS60: In MS60 grade and higher it is considered scarce, with possibly 500 examples known in all Uncirculated grades combined. This includes all Brown, Red Brown and Red coins combined.
MS65: In MS65 grades and higher it is really scarce with possibly 70 examples known, this includes all colors combined Brown, Red Brown and Red.
Brown: Most examples that do exist display mostly Brown surfaces, this includes all circulated coins. In all Uncirculated grades of MS60 to MS66 Brown, there are approximately 125 to 150 coins in existence.