1800 Draped Bust Large Cents : 80 Over 79 Style 2 Hair

Early Copper Penny

Mintage: N/A
Minted at: Philadelphia

Designer - Engraver: Robert Scot
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.):
1800 Draped Bust Large Cent Penny - 80 Over 79 Style 2 Hair
One major variety is the 1800/79 Draped Bust Large Cent (Penny) with the "Style 2" hair design on the obverse of the coin. The overdate error features a 1800 date struck over a 1790's date. The "79" shows up very clearly under the "80" - especially the "9" inside the "0" as depicted above. In addition: The design of the hair on the liberty is the newer one with the extra curl above the shoulder (known as Style 2 Hair) which was used starting in 1798 and later. The difference between the 1800 Style 1 Hair vs Style 2 Hair is depicted below in the example comparison image:

1800 Draped Bust Large Cent - Style 1 Hair vs Style 2 Hair - 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-65)
Proof
(PR-65)
$75$121$230$590$2,231----

USA Coin Book estimated value of 1800 Draped Bust Large Cent (80 Over 79 Style 2 Hair Variety) is worth $121 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: $0.0711





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