1830 P Coronet Liberty Head Large Cents : All Varieties

Matron Early Copper Penny

Mintage: 1,711,500
Minted at: Philadelphia

Designer - Engraver: Robert Scot
Metal Composition: 100% Copper

Diameter: 28.5 mm
Mass / Weight: 10.89 grams

What this coin looks like (obverse, reverse, mint mark location, special features, etc.):
1830 Coronet Head Large Cent Penny - Large Letters vs Medium Letters
There were two major varieties of the 1830 Coronet Head Large Cent (Penny). One variety features smaller letters on the reverse of the coin while the other has larger letters. The Medium Letters variety features more spacing between the words "STATES" and "OF" - more spacing than any of the large letter varieties. In addition: The medium letters variety features much smaller letter A's in the words "UNITED STATES OF AMERICA" with more spacing between the letters surrounding them. There were actually 11 major "Large Letters" sub-varieties and only 1 "Medium Letters" variety (known as Newcomb-6 or N-6). The difference between the two varieties and sizing of the medium letters vs large letters can be seen in the example comparison image of the coins above.

Major Varieties:
1830 Coronet Head Large Cent -Large Letters
1830 Coronet Head Large Cent -Medium Letters

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: $0.0528

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