1903 Penny - Open 3 Variety - Extremely Rare - Very Bold Figure 3...

Hello - You are bidding on an Extremely Rare 1903 Edward VII Penny with the OPEN figure 3 in the date - This variety of 1903 Penny always seems to turn up, on the few occasions that it does, in a very similar condition to this specimen - I believe that the finest example known is only around VF - rather interesting as to think why this is the case ! So, although this specimen is well circulated as the scans clearly show, this example benefits from the datal figures all being very clear and under-pinned by a good showing of border teeth - ie. there is no smudge of wear running into the base of the date which I always feels rather spoils this type - The all important figure 3 is free of gunge, digs or corrosion - All the reverse letters of the legend remain strong to read... Please check my 100% Positive Feedbacks - Returns gladly accepted - Thank-you for your interest...