1873 1C Closed 3, BN (Proof)

Series: Indian Cents 1859-1909

PCGS PR67BN

PCGS PR67BN

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PCGS PR66+BN

PCGS PR66+BN

PCGS PR66BN

PCGS PR66BN

PCGS #:
2306
Designer:
James Barton Longacre
Edge:
Plain
Diameter:
19.00 millimeters
Weight:
3.11 grams
Mintage:
1,100
Mint:
Philadelphia
Metal:
95% Copper, 5% Tin and Zinc
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Pos Grade Image Pedigree and History
1 PR66+BN PCGS grade
2 PR66BN PCGS grade
3 PR65BN PCGS grade
3 PR65BN PCGS grade
3 PR65BN PCGS grade
3 PR65BN PCGS grade
3 PR65BN PCGS grade
3 PR65BN PCGS grade
3 PR65BN PCGS grade
3 PR65BN estimated grade
#1 PR66+BN PCGS grade
#2 PR66BN PCGS grade
#3 PR65BN PCGS grade
#3 PR65BN PCGS grade
#3 PR65BN PCGS grade
#3 PR65BN PCGS grade
#3 PR65BN PCGS grade
#3 PR65BN PCGS grade
#3 PR65BN PCGS grade
#3 PR65BN estimated grade
Jaime Hernandez:

In 1863 the Mint used two different style 3 digits on the date to strike the circulation strike 1873 Indian Cents. These are referred to as an Open 3 and a Close 3 variety. The difference between the Open and Close 3 variety is obvious enough that it can be seen with the naked eye. For the 1873 Proof Cent the Mint only struck them with the Close 3 variety.

The 1873 Proof Cent is somewhere in the middle as far as scarcity since it is not one of the lowest mintages and also not one of the highest. With a mintage of 1,100 coins struck it is a semi scarce coin in the series. In MS66 grade it is very scarce with less than a dozen known examples and none being finer.