United States of America One Cent

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Date:1850

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United States of America copper one cent, 1850


Diameter 27mm


The obverse features Christian Gobrecht's 'Braided Hair' Liberty design, the bust of Liberty is shown facing left and wearing a coronet that bears the word 'Liberty'. She is surrounded by thirteen six-pointed stars representing the original thirteen Anglo-American colonies and the date is below. The reverse features the denomination within a wreath and the inscription 'UNITED STATES OF AMERICA' around the outside.

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Donor ref:LEAMG : M4272.1994.359 (66/17345)

Source: Leamington Spa Art Gallery and Museum

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