1805 P Draped Bust Half Cents : Large 5 - Stems

Early Copper Half Penny

Mintage: N/A
Minted at: Philadelphia

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

Diameter: 23.5 mm
Mass / Weight: 5.44 grams

What this coin looks like (obverse, reverse, mint mark location, special features, etc.):
1805 Draped Bust Half Cent Penny - Large 5 - With Stems
One major variety of the 1805 Draped Bust Half Cent (Penny) features a large "5" in the 1805 date on the obverse of the coin along with stems on the wreath depicted on the reverse of the coin. The large "5" is much noticeably larger than the smaller varieties. The best way to indentify the size of the number "5" is to note how the large "5" nearly touches the bust of the liberty head. The difference between the Small 5 vs Medium 5 vs Large 5 is depicted below in the example comparison image fo the coins:

1805 Small 5 vs Medium 5 vs Large 5 Draped Bust Half Cent - Difference and Comparison

In addition: Both the Small 5 and Large 5 varieties have stems at the bottom of the wreath on the reverse of the coin - whereas the medium 5 variety has no stems (stemless). The difference between the stems vs stemless wreath is depicted below in the example comparison image of the reverse of the coins:

1805 With Stems vs No Stems (Stemless) Draped Bust Half Cent - Difference and Comparison
Coin valuation chart: Typical coin prices, values and worth per grade or condition - in USD
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-65)
Proof
(PR-65)
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MELT VALUE: $0.0323


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