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1 Cent "Liberty Head / Matron Head" Type 1

Features

Country United States
Type Standard circulation coin
Years 1816-1836
Value 1 Cent (0.01 USD)
Currency Dollar (1785-date)
Composition Copper
Weight 10.89 g
Diameter 28.5 mm
Shape Round
Orientation Coin alignment ↑↓
References KM# 45.1
  • Schmidt, Tracy L. (editor); 2019. Standard Catalog of World Coins, 2001-Date (14th edition). Krause Publications, Stevens Point, Wisconsin, USA. ISBN 9781440248979.
  • Michael, Thomas & Tracy L. Schmidt; 2016. Standard Catalog of World Coins, 1601-1700 (7th edition). Krause Publications, Iola, Wisconsin, USA. ISBN 9781440248573.
  • Michael, Thomas (editor); 2016. Standard Catalog of World Coins, 1701-1800 (7th edition). Krause Publications, Iola, Wisconsin, USA. ISBN 9781440247064.
  • Schmidt, Tracy L. (editor); 2019. Standard Catalog of World Coins, 1801-1900 (9th edition). Krause Publications, Stevens Point, Wisconsin, USA. ISBN 9781440248955.
  • Schmidt, Tracy L. (editor); 2019. Standard Catalog of World Coins, 1901-2000 (47th edition). Krause Publications, Stevens Point, Wisconsin, USA. ISBN 9781440248962.

Obverse

Bust left, 13 stars surrounding, date below

Lettering:
LIBERTY
(1816-1835)

Engraver: Robert Scot or John Reich

Reverse

The denomination within a wreath and the country name around the rim

Lettering:
UNITED STATES OF AMERICA
ONE CENT

Engraver: Robert Scot ou John Reich

Edge

Smooth

Mint

United States Mint, Philadelphia, United States (1792-date)

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Date Mintage G VG F VF XF AU UNC Frequency
1816  2,820,982 31.76 13%
1817  3,948,400 21.15 30.20 17% 13 stars
1817  3% 15 stars
1818  3,167,000 21.55 22.46 29.47 16%
1819  4% large date
1819  2% overdate "9" on "8"
1819  2,671,000 37.36 9% small date
1820  17.16 6% large date
1820  1.8% overdate "20" on "19"
1820  4,407,550 26.94 8% small date
1821  389,000 69.48 4% rare
1822  2,072,339 30.43 29.12 12%
1823  1,262,000 3%
1823  0.8% overdate "3" on "2"; rare
1823  0.13% Restrike; very rare
1824  1,262,000 13.72 42.35 29.47 7%
1824  0.8% overdate "4" on "2"
1825  1,461,100 8%
1826  1,517,425 17.94 12%
1826  0.8% overdate "6" on "5"
1827  2,357,732 28.76 14%
1828  2,260,624 37.18 11% closed large date
1828  4% large date
1829  1,414,500 42.49 8% large letters
1829  1.6% medium letters
1830  1,711,500 35.99 8% large letters
1830  3% medium letters
1831  3,359,260 23.97 16% large letters
1831  37.18 4% medium letters
1832  2,362,000 7% large letters
1832  3% medium letters
1833  2,739,000 21.37 28.29 13%
1834  1,855,100 6% "8" and stars and reverse letters large
1834  1.1% "8" and stars large; letters medium
1834  40.62 3% large "8", small stars, medium letters
1834  1.8% small "8", large stars, medium letters
1835  3,878,400 26.64 6% "8" and stars large
1835  35.99 4% "8" and stars small
1835  37.18 3% head of 1836 type
1836  2,111,000 26.14 9% Not a Matron Head

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