1796 P Draped Bust Large Cents : LIHERTY Error

Early Copper Penny

Mintage: N/A
Minted at: Philadelphia

Designer - Engraver: Robert Scot
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.):
1796 Draped Bust Large Cent Penny - LIHERTY Error
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.
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MELT VALUE: $0.0511

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