1839 P Coronet Liberty Head Large Cents : Head of 1838 - Beaded Cords

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.):
1839 Coronet Head Large Cent Penny - Head Of 1838
One major variety of the 1839 Coronet Head Large Cent (Penny) includes the "Head Of 1838" design of the portrait of lady liberty on the obverse of the coin. This is the older design from the previous year which lacks the additional lock of hair that was included on the forehead of the liberty in the newer 1839 designs.

Depicted below is an example image showing the differences and comparisons between all 4 varieties of the 1839 large cent. Note how the hair line changes relative to the "LIBERTY" crown and the style of the hair. Also note the additional features unique to each variety pointed out by the arrows. Click the image to enlarge:

1839 Large Cent - Silly Head Vs Booby Head Vs Head of 1838 Vs Head of 1836 - Difference and Comparison
Coin valuation chart: Typical coin prices, values and worth per grade or condition - in USD
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About Uncirculated

MELT VALUE: $0.0641

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