Rare 1801 Matron Head Liberty Head Large Cent VG+
Description: A nice very rare and good or better copper 1801 Draped Bust Liberty Head large cent or penny. The coin itself is better than the scan shows and has very worn details. The date is readable and Liberty's head is discernable on the obverse. The word one cent and the 1 of 1/100 are well preserved on the reverse as is the wreath surrounding the denomination. The coin has wear commensurate with its age and circulated status. The coin is nicely toned and has good eye appeal. These coins were designed by Robert Scott . Early US coins such as this are gradually getting difficult to find. Please view scan as it is part and parcel of our description.
Size and Weight: 10.89 grams of a copper and is ~28-29 mm in diameter. The coin has the plain edge design.
References: Page 97 in "2010 US Coin R. S. Yeoman (The Official Red Book), 63rd edition, Kenneth Bressett, editor, Published by Whitman Publishing, LLC, Atlanta, GA." Page 59 in "2011 US Coin Digest, David Harper Editor and Henry Miller Market Analyst, 9th Edition, Krause Publication, Iola, WI."
Condition: I would grade this coin as Good or better. The coin has wear commensurate with its age, some scratches and bag marks, and minor bumps to the rim. A definite rare find, deserving a spot in your collection. Please see photo to appreciate condition and beauty of the coin.