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- 1796-P : LIHERTY Error
1796 Draped Bust Large Cents : LIHERTY Error
Early Copper Penny
Metal Composition: 100% Copper
Diameter: 29 mm
Mass / Weight: 10.89 grams
What this coin looks like (obverse, reverse, mint mark location, special features, etc.):
One major variety deals with the word 'LIBERTY' on the obverse of the 1796 Draped Bust Large Cent (Penny). This coin was once struck at an earlier time with a mistakenly inverted letter "B" in the die. The coin was struck a second time once this mistake was corrected. So it's actually a "B" struck over an inverted "B". This resulted in two extra serifs appear on the right side of the "B" and this makes it look partially like a letter "H". The end result was the word looked somewhat like the misspelling: "LIHERTY". An example image of this is depicted above.
The 1796 Draped Bust Large Cent (LIHERTY Error Variety) is worth $816 in average condition, and more in higher condition. Click here to learn how to use coin price charts. Also, click here to learn about grading coins. The Melt Value shown below is how valuable the coin's metal is worth (bare minimum value of coin). Click here to see the Melt Value of every US coin.
MELT VALUE: $0.0629
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