1811 Classic Head Half Cents : Wide Date

Early Copper Half Penny

Mintage: N/A
Minted at: Philadelphia

Designer - Engraver: John Reich
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.):
1811 Classic Head Half Cent Penny - Wide Date
One variety of the 1811 Classic Head Half Cent (Penny) features a wide date on the obverse of the coin. The numbers are slightly spread out wider than normal. Most notable is the first "1" in the 1811 date is further away to the left of the "8" and is aligned higher. The difference between the wide date vs close date is depicted below in the example comparison image:

1811 Wide Date vs Close Date Classic Head Half Cent - Difference and Comparison
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)
$407$816$1,625$2,804$6,388$8,672$12,470$17,222-

The 1811 Classic Head Half Cent (Wide Date Variety) is worth $816 in average condition and can be worth $12,470 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: $0.0329





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