1795 Liberty Cap Large Cents : Lettered Edge - One Cent High in Wreath

Early Copper Penny

Mintage: 37,000
Minted at: Philadelphia

Designer - Engraver: Joseph Wright
Metal Composition: 100% Copper

Diameter: 29 mm
Mass / Weight: 13.48 grams

What this coin looks like (obverse, reverse, mint mark location, special features, etc.):
1795 Liberty Cap Large Cent Penny - Lettered Edge
This variety of the 1795 Liberty Cap Large Cent (Penny) has a lettered edge which features the words: "ONE HUNDRED FOR A DOLLAR" alone the edge of the coin. In addition: The words "ONE CENT" is not centered within the wreath as it typically is but is instead aligned higher up in the wreath as depicted above. Depicted below is an example image of what a lettered edge of the coin would look like (specifically shown in this example is the word "DOLLAR"):

1795 Lettered Edge Liberty Cap Large Cent

In addition: depicted below is an example comparison of the word "ONE CENT" in the wreath on the plain or reeded edge vs lettered edge:

1795 Liberty Cap Large Cent - One Cent High in Wreath

Coin valuation chart: Typical coin prices, values and worth per grade or condition - in USD
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About Uncirculated

MELT VALUE: $0.0767

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