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US Coin - 1846 - Matron Head Large Cent - Philadelphia

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US Coin - 1846 - Matron Head Large Cent - Philadelphia
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Common Name Large Cent
Denomination Cent
Year 1846
Mint Philadelphia
Series Matron Head Large Cent
Material Copper 95
Mintage 4,120,800
Diameter (mm) 28.5
Edge Smooth

Designer: John Reich

Composition: 95% Copper - 5% Tin and Zinc

History: 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. There are various distinct varieties of this design. These include "Standard Design", "Young Head", "Silly Head", and "Booby Head."

Item created by: Lethe on 2015-05-31 17:46:30. Last edited by gdm on 2018-01-09 11:08:29

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