1837 Coronet Liberty Head Large Cents : Plain Cord - Medium 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 - Medium Letters
One major variety is the 1837 Coronet Head Large Cent (Penny) featuring the medium sized 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 valuation chart: Typical coin prices, values and worth per grade or condition - in USD
Very Good
Very Fine
Extremely Fine
About Uncirculated

MELT VALUE: $0.0617

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