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- 1804-P : Unoffical Restrike of 1860
1804 Draped Bust Large Cents : Unoffical Restrike of 1860
Early Copper Penny
Metal Composition: 100% Copper
Diameter: 29 mm
Mass / Weight: 10.89 grams
What this coin looks like (obverse, reverse, mint mark location, special features, etc.):
Due to the popularity and demand for the 1804 Draped Bust Large Cent (Penny) - An unofficial restrike of this coin was produced in 1860. This odd coin was produced by muling two different dies together. The obverse featured a modified cracked and rusted 1803 die. The reverse features a die used in 1820. The two designs were never meant to be together and the coin was not officially struck by the US Mint. The US Mint was known for tossing their broken dies and selling them as scrap. A man named Joseph J. Mickley is known for purchasing such dies and making low quality restrikes using "muled" combinations of various dies. Many believe Mickley is responsible for this particular variety and others believe John W. Haseltine was instead responsible for the restrikes.
The 1804 Draped Bust Large Cent (Unoffical Restrike of 1860 Variety) is worth $100 in average condition, and more in higher 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: $0.0691
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