1812 P Classic Head Large Cents : All Varieties

Early Copper Penny

Mintage: 1,075,500
Minted at: Philadelphia

Designer - Engraver: John Reich
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.):
1812 Classic Head Large Cent Penny - Large Date vs Small Date
There were two major varieties of the 1812 Classic Head Large Cent (Penny). Both varieties deal with the size of the numbers in the 1812 date on the obverse of the coin. The "Small Date" variety has smaller and shorter numbers while the "Large Date" variety has taller and larger numbers. The size comparison of the numbers and varieties can be seen in the example image of the coins above.

Major Varieties:
1812 Classic Head Large Cent - Large Date
1812 Classic Head Large Cent - Small Date

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

MELT VALUE: $0.0519

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