1800 P Draped Bust Large Cents : 1800 Over 1798 Style 1 Hair

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.):
1800 Draped Bust Large Cent Penny - 1800 Over 1798 Style 1 Hair
One major variety is the 1800/79 Draped Bust Large Cent (Penny) with the "Style1" hair design on the obverse of the coin. The overdate error features a 1800 date struck over a 1798 date. The "7" shows up under the "8" but the "9" is nowhere near as prominently visible as it is in the "80" over "79" variety. In addition: The design of the hair on the liberty is the older "Style 1 Hair" used without the extra curl above the shoulder (which was introduced in the Style 2 Hair). The Style 1 Hair was last used in 1798. The difference between the 1800 Style 1 Hair vs Style 2 Hair is depicted below in the example comparison image:

1800 Draped Bust Large Cent - Style 1 Hair vs Style 2 Hair - Difference and Comparison
Coin valuation chart: Typical coin prices, values and worth per grade or condition - in USD
Good
(G-4)
Very Good
(VG-8)
Fine
(F-12)
Very Fine
(VF-20)
Extremely Fine
(EF-40)
About Uncirculated
(AU-50)
Uncirculated
(MS-60)
Uncirculated
(MS-65)
Proof
(PR-65)
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MELT VALUE: $0.0627


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