Matron Head

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An 1819 "Matron Head" large cent

The original Coronet Large Cent, sometimes nicknamed "Matron Head", was a type of cent issued by the United States Mint in Philadelphia from 1816 until 1839.

It was one of two similar designs of the Coronet Head Large Cent, the other with a slightly altered profile, produced from 1839 until the end of the production of large cents in 1857.

Varieties[edit]

  • 1817
    • 13 Stars (Standard)
    • 15 Stars (No one is sure why this occurred)
  • 1819
    • "1819/8" Variety - "8" stamped on top of "9"
  • 1820
    • Small Date (Standard), "Curled 2"
    • Large Date, "Curled 2"
    • Large Date, Normal "2"
  • 1823
    • "1823/2" Variety - "2" stamped on top of "3"
    • 1823 Restrike - Standard 1823 Coronet Head Cents are notoriously rare.
  • 1824
    • "1824/2" Variety - "2" stamped on top of "4"
  • 1826
    • "1826/5" Variety - "5" stamped on top of "6"
  • 1828
    • Large Date (Standard)
    • Small Date
  • 1829
    • Large Lettering (Standard)
    • Small Lettering
  • 1830
    • Large Lettering (Standard)
    • Small Lettering
  • 1834
    • Small "8", Large Stars
    • Large "8", Small Stars
    • Large "8", Large Stars
  • 1835
    • Small "8", Small Stars
    • Large "8", Large Stars
    • Type of 1836
  • 1837
    • Plain Cord, Large Lettering
    • Plain Cord, Small Lettering
    • "Beaded" Cord
  • 1839
    • Head of 1838
    • "1839/6" Variety - "6" stamped on top of "9"
    • "Silly Head" Variety
    • "Booby Head" Variety

See also[edit]

Sources[edit]

R.S. Yeoman, A Guide Book of United States Coins, 2009 edition. Coin World's Coin Values magazine, May 2005, Volume 3 Issue 5.