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Coronet type (young head)

In 1815 the mint had no copper planchets to make large cents and none are believed to exist. This coin is an 1845 example that has had its 4 modified to appear as a 1. If it had actually been made in 1815 the obverse would be something between Reich's "Classic type" and the first Coronet type by...

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Credit Line

Augustine Shurtleff Collection of Coins

U.S. Federal Issue, 1845 modified to appear as 1815

Mint

Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, United States

Accession Number

01.917

Medium or Technique

Copper

Collections

Americas

Classifications

Numismatics, Coins