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LIBERTY CAP, HEAD LEFT

1793

K.5-10 Periods after AMERICA and CENT.
CMM 1, BREEN 1501

K.5-11 Obverse die striations before face.
BREEN

K.5-12 Heavy die break at upper right rim.
BREEN

K.5-20 No periods after AMERICA and CENT.

K.5-21 Short ribbons and stems.
CMM , BREEN 1502

K.5-21.1 Sometimes on broad planchet.
BREEN

K.5-22 Long ribbons and stems.
CMM 4, BREEN 1503

K.5-22.1 Obverse die rusty.
BREEN

K.5-22.2 Sometimes on broad planchet.
BREEN

K.5-22.3 Washington obverse.
BAKER 27, BREEN

K.5-30 5 counterstamp names: F. Curtis, S. Avery, W.E. Cowles, R.T., A.R..
SPADONE 1a


LIBERTY CAP, HEAD RIGHT

1794

K0.5-10 Pointed 9 in date.

K.5-11 Large edge letters.
CMM 1a, BREEN 1504

K.5-11.1 79 in date was first punched too low.
BREEN

K.5-12 Small edge letters.
CMM 1b, BREEN 1505

K.5-20 Knob 9 in date.

K.5-21 Normal relief head.

K.5-21.1 Large edge letters.
CMM , BREEN 1506

K.5-21.2 Small edge letters.
CMM , BREEN 1507

K.5-21.2a Divided date, 1 79 4.
BREEN, SPADONE 2a

K.5-22 Cent type wreath.

K.5-22.1 Large edge letters.
CMM , BREEN 1508

K.5-22.2 Small edge letters.
CMM , BREEN 1509

K.5-22.2a Divided date, 1 79 4.
BREEN, SPADONE 2a

K.5-22.2b Clash die.
BREEN

K.5-22.2c T in CENT rests atop of leaf tips.
BREEN

K.5-30 High relief head.

K.5-31 Cent type wreath.
CMM 7, BREEN 1510

K.5-32 Heavy wreath.
BREEN 1511

K.5-32.1 T in CENT leans left.
BREEN

K.5-32.2 T in CENT leans left.
BREEN

1795

K.5-10 Lettered edge.

K.5-11 1 in date made with the letter I in Liberty.
CMM 1, BREEN 1512

K.5-11.1 Thin planchet.
BREEN, SPADONE 3a

K.5-12 Die break between 1 and 7, called the "Punctuated Date".
CMM 2a, BREEN 1513, SPADONE 3d

K.5-12.1 Failed die at AME of AMERICA.
BREEN

K.5-20 Plain edge, with pole.

K.5-21 Die break between 1 and 7, called the "Punctuated Date".
CMM 2b, BREEN 1514, SPADONE 3e

K.5-21.1 Reverse die break slanting down above HALF.
BREEN

K.5-21.2 Leaf points between UN in UNITED.
BREEN

K.5-30 Plain edge, without pole.

K.5-31 1 in date made with the letter I in Liberty.

K.5-31.1 Rolled stock.
CMM 5a, BREEN 1515

K.5-31.1a Doubled leaf at IT in UNITED.
BREEN

K.5-31.1b Reground obverse.
BREEN

K.5-31.2 Cent stock.
COHEN , BREEN 1516

K.5-31.3 Token stock.
CMM 6a, BREEN 1517

1796

K.5-10 With pole.

K.5-11 Rolled planchet.
CMM 2, BREEN 1519

K.5-11.1 Triple leaves both at IT and LF on UNITED and HALF, outer berry below first T in STATES.

K.5-12 Cent stock
BREEN 1520

K.5-20 Without pole.
CMM 1, BREEN 1518

K.5-21 Obverse horizontal die break.
BREEN

1797

K.5-10 Plain edge.

K.5-11 1 above 1 in date.

K.5-11.1 Struck on rolled planchets.
CMM 1, BREEN 1521

K.5-11.2 Struck on cent planchets.
BREEN 1522, SPADONE 5a

K.5-11.3 Struck on token planchets.
CMM 1, BREEN 1523, SPADONE 5

K.5-20 Knob 9 in date, head centered.

K.5-21 Struck on rolled planchets.
CMM 2, BREEN 1524

K.5-22 Struck on cent planchets.
BREEN 1525

K.5-23 Struck on token planchets.
CMM 2, BREEN 1526

K.5-30 Pointed 9 in date, low head.

K.5-31 Lettered edge.
CMM 3b, BREEN 1527, SPADONE 5b

K.5-31.1 Obverse die crack from rim to chin.
BREEN

K.5-32 Gripped edge.
CMM 3c, BREEN 1528


K.5-33 Plain edge.
CMM 3a, BREEN 1529

K.5-33.1 Obverse die crack.
BREEN


DRAPED BUST

1800

K.5-10 Struck on cent planchets.
CMM 1, BREEN 1530

K.5-11 Die scratch from corner of F in OF to above adjacent L in HALF.
BREEN

K.5-20 Struck on Boulton stock.
BREEN 1531

1802/0

K.5-10 Overdate.

K.5-11 Reverse of 1800, wreath ends in three leaves.
CMM 1, BREEN 1532, SPADONE 7

K.5-12 Reverse of 1803, wreath ends in three leaves, two at R.
CMM 2, BREEN 1533, SPADONE 7a

K.5-12.1 Obverse die was rusty.
BREEN

1803

K.5-10 Wide fraction.

K.5-11 Five berries on left branch.
CMM 1, BREEN 1534

K.5-11.1 Line from fraction to right of ribbon.
BREEN

K.5-11.2 No line, berry below E of UNITED touches the leaf.
BREEN

K.5-11.3 Rim break above STAT in STATES.
BREEN

K.5-12 Close fraction.
CMM 3, BREEN 1535

K.5-12.1 Bulge at 18.
BREEN

K.5-12.2 Shattered dies.
BREEN

K.5-20 Six berries on left branch.
CMM 4, BREEN 1536

1804

K.5-10 Crosslet 4, stems in wreath.

K.5-11 Close date and fraction.
CMM 1, BREEN 1537

K.5-11.1 Die break from rim to top of R in AMERICA.
BREEN

K.5-11.2 Low 4 in date.
BREEN

K.5-12 Wide date and close fraction.
CMM 9, BREEN 1538

K.5-12.1 Die break from rim to top of R in AMERICA.
BREEN

K.5-13 Bold die gouge creating the "Spiked Chin Variety".
CMM , BREEN 1540, SPADONE 9e

K.5-13.1 Die break from R in LIBERTY to the boarder.
BREEN

K.5-14 Close date and wide fraction.
CMM 4, BREEN 1539

K.5-14.1 Low 4 in date.
BREEN


K.5-14.2 Bold die gouge creating the "Spiked Chin Variety".
CMM , BREEN 1540, SPADONE 9e

K.5-20 Crosslet 4, no stems.
CMM 12, BREEN 1542

K.5-30 Plain 4, without stems.
CMM 13, BREEN 1543, SPADONE 9a

K.5-31 Die break in left obverse field.
BREEN


K.5-40 Plain 4, with stems.
CMM 11, BREEN 1544, SPADONE 9b

K.5-41 Weak HALF CENT, die failure.
BREEN

K.5-50 Double profile.
SPADONE 9f

1805

K.5-10 Small 5.

K.5-11 With stems.
CMM 2, BREEN 1546, SPADONE 10b

K.5-11.1 Bulge in obverse field to the right.
BREEN

K.5-12 Without stems.
SPADONE 10a

K.5-20 Medium 5, stemless.
CMM 1, BREEN 1545

K.5-21 Top of 5 in date is doubled.
BREEN

K.5-30 Large 5, with stems.
CMM 4, BREEN 1547, SPADONE 10c

K.5-40 Double profile.
SPADONE 10d

1806

K.5-10 Small 6 in date.


K.5-11 Low 6 in date, with stems.
CMM 2, BREEN 1548

K.5-12 High 6 in date.

K.5-12.1 With stems.
CMM 3, BREEN 1549

K.5-12.1a Rim break on the lower right side on the reverse.
BREEN

K.5-12.2 Without stems.
CMM 1, BREEN 1550, SPADONE 11b

K.5-20 Large 6.

K.5-21 With stems.
CMM 4, BREEN 1551, SPADONE 11c

1807

K.5-10 Weak denticles.
BREEN

K.5-20 Strong denticles.
BREEN

1808/7

K.5-10 Overdate.
CMM 1, BREEN 1553, SPADONE 13a

K.5-11 Heavy reverse rim breaks at top leaf almost touching D in UNITED.
BREEN

1808

K.5-10 10 berries on reverse.
BREEN

K.5-20 9 berries on reverse.
BREEN

K.5-30 7 berries on reverse.
BREEN





CLASSIC HEAD

1809/6

K.5-10 Overdate, date spaced 180 9.
CMM 5, BREEN 1558, SPADONE 14c

1809

K.5-20 Straight date.
CMM 1, BREEN 1556

K.5-21 Berry below the tail of R in AMERICA.
BREEN

K.5-22 O over smaller O in date.
CMM 4, BREEN 1555
K.5-30 Curved date.
CMM 3, BREEN 1557

K.5-40 Filled date, S)09
SPADONE 14a

1810

K.5-10 Left stars are flat.
BREEN

1811

K.5-10 Wide date.
CMM 1, BREEN 1560

K.5-11 With rim break over 2 stars.
BREEN

K.5-12 Rim break over 4 stars.
BREEN

K.5-20 Close date.
CMM 2, BREEN 1561

K.5-30 Restrike, reverse of 1802.
BREEN 1562, SPADONE 16a

1825

K.5-10 Obverse die polished, "One sided proofs".
BREEN

1826

K.5-10 Normal date.
BREEN 1564

K.5-11 Die file marks right of date.
BREEN

K.5-12 No die file marks right of date.
BREEN

K.5-13 Rim break touching two stars.
BREEN

K.5-20 6 over horizontal 6.
BREEN 1565

K.5-30 Doubled die reverse includes:

K.5-31 Doubled AMERICA, right.
CONECA 1-R-III

1828

K.5-10 13 stars on obverse.
CMM 1, BREEN 1566, SPADONE 19


K.5-20 12 stars on obverse.
CMM 2, BREEN 1567, SPADONE 19a

1831

K.5-10 Originals.

K.5-11 Reverse of 1832, large berries, highest leaf points under right side of the last S in States.
CMM 1, BREEN 1569

K.5-20 Restrikes.

K.5-21 Reverse of 1836 show leaf tip under left side of S.
COHEN PR2, BREEN 1570, SPADONE 21a

K.5-21.1 Reverse die cracks.
BREEN

K.5-22 Broad rim, small berries of post-1840 coinage.
COHEN SR15, BREEN 1571, SPADONE 21b

K.5-22.1 Die file marks above RICA of AMERICA.
BREEN

1832

K.5-10 Reverse side letters recut.
SPADONE 22a

1833

K.5-10 Crack and clash dies.
BREEN



1835

K.5-10 Small date.
CMM 1, BREEN 1575

K.5-20 Recut 5 in date.

K.5-21 Defective L in LIBERTY.
SPADONE 25a

K.5-21.1 Recut letters on reverse.
SPADONE 25b

1836

K.5-10 Originals.
COHEN EO12, BREEN 1576

K.5-20 Restrikes.

K.5-21 From original dies.
COHEN PR1, BREEN 1577

K.5-22 Restrikes of the 1840's have small berries on the reverse.
COHEN SR16, BREEN 1578


CORONET HEAD

1840

K.5-10 Originals have large berries.
COHEN PO1, BREEN 1579


K.5-20 Restrikes.

K.5-21 First restrikes, small berries.
COHEN SR2, BREEN 1580

K.5-22 Second restrike, small berries.
COHEN SR17, BREEN 1581

K.5-22.1 Thick planchet.
BREEN 1582

1841

K.5-10 Original, same reverse and comments as 1840.
COHEN PO2, BREEN 1583


K.5-11 Obverse die cracked.
BREEN

K.5-20 Restrikes.

K.5-21 First restrike, small berries.
COHEN SR3, BREEN 1584

K.5-22 Second restrike, small berries.
COHEN SR18, BREEN 1585

K.5-22.1 Thick planchet.
BREEN 1586

1842

K.5-10 Original, same reverse and comments as 1840.
COHEN PO3, BREEN 1587

K.5-11 Second star repunched.
BREEN

K.5-20 Restrikes.

K.5-21 First restrike, small berries.
COHEN SR4, BREEN 1588

K.5-22 Second restrike, small berries.
COHEN SR19, BREEN 1589

K.5-22.1 Thick planchet.
BREEN 1590


1843

K.5-10 Original, same reverse and comments as 1840.
COHEN PO4, BREEN 1591

K.5-11 Repunched 8 in date.
BREEN

K.5-20 Restirkes.

K.5-21 First restrike, small berries.
COHEN SR5, BREEN 1592

K.5-22 Second restrike, small berries.
COHEN SR20, BREEN 1593

K.5-22.1 Thick planchet.
BREEN 1594

1844

K.5-10 Original, same reverse and comments as 1840.
COHEN PO5, BREEN 1595

K.5-20 Restrikes.

K.5-21 First restrike, small berries.
COHEN SR6, BREEN 1596

K.5-22 Second restrike, small berries.
COHEN SR21, BREEN 1597

K.5-22.1 Thick planchet.
BREEN 1598

1845

K.5-10 Original, same reverse and comments as 1840.
COHEN PO6, BREEN 1599

K.5-20 Restrikes.

K.5-21 First restrike, small berries.
COHEN SR7, BREEN 1600

K.5-22 Second restrike, small berries.
COHEN SR22, BREEN 1601

K.5-22.1 Thick planchet.
BREEN 1602

1846

K.5-10 Original, same reverse and comments as 1840.
COHEN PO7, BREEN 1603

K.5-11 Date reengraved.
BREEN

K.5-12 Incuse mark in central reverse.
BREEN

K.5-20 Restrikes.

K.5-21 First restrike, small berries.
COHEN SR8, BREEN 1604

K.5-22 Second restrike, small berries.
COHEN SR23, BREEN 1605

K.5-22.1 Thick planchet.
BREEN 1606

1847

K.5-10 Original, same reverse and comments as 1840.
COHEN PO8, BREEN 1607

K.5-20 Restrikes.

K.5-21 First restrike, small berries.
COHEN SR9, BREEN 1608

K.5-22 Second restrike, small berries.
COHEN SR24, BREEN 1609

K.5-22.1 Thick planchet.
BREEN 1610

1848

K.5-10 Original, same reverse and comments as 1840.
COHEN PO9, BREEN 1611

K.5-11 Date too large, sixth star repunched.
BREEN



K.5-20 Restrike.

K.5-21 First restrike, small berries.
COHEN SR10, BREEN 1612

K.5-22 Second restrike, small berries.
COHEN SR25, BREEN 1613

K.5-22.1 Thick planchet.
BREEN 1614

1849

K.5-10 Original, small date, large berries.
COHEN PO10, BREEN 1615

K.5-11 Large date.
COHEN 1, BREEN 1617, SPADONE 36

K.5-20 Restrikes.

K.5-21 First restrike, small berries.
COHEN SR11, BREEN 1616

1851

K.5-10 Part of third 1 visible right of date.
BREEN

1852

K.5-10 Original proof, small berries on reverse.
BREEN 1620, SPADONE 39

K.5-11 Doubled die reverse includes:

K.5-11.1 Doubled NT in CENTS and part of ribbon.
CONECA PR-1-R-?

K.5-20 Restrikes.

K.5-21 Restrike proof, small berries on reverse
COHEN SR12, BREEN 1621

K.5-22 Restrike proof, thick planchet.
COHEN SR26, BREEN 1622

K.5-23 Restrike, large berries.
COHEN SR1, BREEN 1623

1853

K.5-10 Recut 1 in date.
SPADONE 40a

1854

K.5-10 With rust pit near top of upright I in UNITED.
BREEN

K.5-20 Without rust pit near top upright I in UNITED.
BREEN

1856

K.5-10 With rust pit near top of upright I in UNITED.
BREEN

K.5-20 Without rust pit near top upright I in UNITED.
BREEN
1857

K.5-10 Recut 1 in date.
SPADONE 44a

K.5-20 Tiny lump on right side of first A in AMERICA.
BREEN