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US Coin - 1850 - Matron Head Large Cent - Philadelphia
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Common NameLarge Cent
DenominationCent
Year1850
MintPhiladelphia
SeriesMatron Head Large Cent
MaterialCopper 95
Mintage4,426,844
Diameter (mm)0.0
EdgeSmooth



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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