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1804 Draped Bust Large Cents
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.):
1804 is one of the rarest and most valuable years for the Draped Bust Large Cent (Penny) series. There are many fakes out there. The real ones will always have a crosslet "4" in the 1804 date. The crosslet is a vertical slash through the right-side end of the "4". There are also "restrike" varieties of this coin which were produced years later and do not have the crosslet "4". These restrikes will also have severe cracks due to cracked dies. Source of example image above is courtesy of Heritage Auction Galleries.
The 1804 Draped Bust Large Cent is worth $2,231 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: $0.0713
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