1 Cent "Liberty Head / Matron Head" Type 1

Features

Country United States
Period Federal republic (1776-date)
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
  • Thomas Michael (editor), Tracy L. Schmidt (editor); 2016. Standard Catalog of World Coins / 1601-1700 (7th edition). Krause Publications, Iola, Wisconsin, USA.
  • Thomas Michael (editor); 2016. Standard Catalog of World Coins / 1701-1800 (7th edition). Krause Publications, Iola, Wisconsin, USA.
  • Tracy L. Schmidt (editor); 2019. Standard Catalog of World Coins / 1801-1900 (9th edition). Krause Publications, Stevens Point, Wisconsin, USA.
  • Tracy L. Schmidt (editor); 2019. Standard Catalog of World Coins / 1901-2000 (47th edition). Krause Publications, Stevens Point, Wisconsin, USA.
  • Tracy L. Schmidt (editor); 2019. Standard Catalog of World Coins / 2001-Date (14th edition). Krause Publications, Stevens Point, Wisconsin, USA.

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
0%
1816  2,820,982 12.90 26.81 13%
1817  3,948,400 22.69 30.84 17% 13 stars
1817  49.28 3% 15 stars
1818  3,167,000 27.73 22.93 30.09 18%
1819  21.58 5% large date
1819  1.9% overdate "9" on "8"
1819  2,671,000 29.87 9% small date
1820  17.53 6% large date
1820  1.7% overdate "20" on "19"
1820  4,407,550 24.93 27.50 8% small date
1821  389,000 70.94 4% rare
1822  2,072,339 23.77 30.09 11%
1823  1,262,000 191.66 3%
1823  0.9% overdate "3" on "2"; rare
1823  0.2% Restrike; very rare
1824  1,262,000 14.01 43.24 30.09 7%
1824  0.8% overdate "4" on "2"
1825  1,461,100 14.89 8%
1826  1,517,425 21.62 18.32 38.20 11%
1826  0.8% overdate "6" on "5"
1827  2,357,732 21.82 29.37 14%
1828  2,260,624 14.89 29.66 8.81 11% closed large date
1828  4% large date
1829  1,414,500 14.89 29.37 8% large letters
1829  1.6% medium letters
1830  1,711,500 9.91 36.75 9% large letters
1830  3% medium letters
1831  3,359,260 14.89 24.47 15% large letters
1831  39.18 4% medium letters
1832  2,362,000 21.82 24.07 8% large letters
1832  19.78 3% medium letters
1833  2,739,000 14.89 30.95 14%
1834  1,855,100 5% "8" and stars and reverse letters large
1834  1.2% "8" and stars large; letters medium
1834  41.48 3% large "8", small stars, medium letters
1834  41.43 2% small "8", large stars, medium letters
1835  3,878,400 27.20 6% "8" and stars large
1835  36.75 4% "8" and stars small
1835  3% head of 1836 type
1836  2,111,000 21.35 25.28 9% Not a Matron Head

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