Nice 1812 Classic Head Large Cent Large Date Variety PCGS Graded VG Details-Scratched
Description: A nice rare PCGS graded copper 1812 Classic Head Liberty Head large cent or penny. This is the large date variety coin and is graded by PCGS as VG Details. The details being three scratches, which can be seen in the photos, at the base of Liberty's neck on the obverse. The coin itself is better than the scan shows and has much of its details evident. The date is readable and Liberty's head can be seen without most of the details of her hair but the word LIBERTY is still all there on the obverse. The word one cent in the center of the reverse is obvious as is the wreath and the words United States of America. The coin has wear commensurate with its age and circulated state. These coins were designed by John Reich. Early US coins such as this are gradually getting difficult to find, especially this date for which the mintage was 1,075,500. Please carefully review the photos presented as they are part and parcel of our description.
Size and Weight: Originally 10.89 grams of a copper and is ~28-29 mm in diameter. The coin has the plain edge design.
References: Listed in "2015 US Coin R. S. Yeoman (The Official Red Book), 68th edition, Kenneth Bressett, editor, Published by Whitman Publishing, LLC, Atlanta, GA." and in "2011 US Coin Digest, David Harper Editor and Henry Miller Market Analyst, 9th Edition, Krause Publication, Iola, WI."
Condition: The coin is graded and comes in a slab by PCGS. It is graded as VG Details with the details being scratches on the surface of the coin mostly on the obverse near the base of the Liberty's neck. It is our opinion that the coin is more like a Fine a Very Good, but you be the judge. The date is readable and Liberty's head can be seen without most of the details of her hair but the word LIBERTY is still all there on the obverse. The word one cent in the center of the reverse is obvious and sharp. The wreath and the words United States of America are very distinct with wear to the high points. The coin has wear commensurate with its age, some scratches and bag marks. A definite rare find, despite the detail grading, deserving a spot in your collection. Please see photos to appreciate condition and beauty of the coin.
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