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Description and Analysis

Coronet Head Cents
1839 HEAD OF 38 1C MS

Description & Analysis

No fewer than five bust styles were employed for 1839's cent production, as Christian Gobrecht continued to tweak the nation's coinage across all denominations. Only two of the 1838 die marriages featured the Head of 38 used previously in 1837-38 (N-2 is shown). These each utilized separate die pairs and are rather common up through MS BN, with a few MS RB examples known, as well.