1837 Coronet Liberty Head Large Cents : Plain Cord - Small Letters

Matron Early Copper Penny

Mintage: N/A
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.):
1837 Coronet Head Large Cent Penny - Plain Cord - Small Letters
One major variety is the 1837 Coronet Head Large Cent (Penny) featuring the smaller letters on the reverse and the "Head of 1837" with plain cords in lady liberty's hair on the obverse of the coin as depicted above.

The difference between the small letters vs medium letters on the reverse of the coin is depicted in the example comparison image below. Note the size of the letters and the spacing between them:

1837 Medium Letters vs Small Letters Coronet Head Large Cent - Difference and Comparison

In addition: Another difference deals with the portrait of liberty on the obverse of the coin. The "Head of 1837" liberty features plain cords in the hair whereas the "Head of 1838" features beaded cords. The differences are depicted below in the example comparison image:

1837 Head of 1838 Coronet Head Large Cent - Plain Cords vs Beaded Cords
Coin value chart: Typical coin prices, values and worth in USD based on grade/condition
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-63)
Proof
(PR-63)
$20$25$32$50$126$256$383$590-

The 1837 Coronet Liberty Head Large Cent (Plain Cord - Small Letters Variety) is worth $25 in average condition and can be worth $383 or more in uncirculated mint 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: $0.0653





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