Coronet Head Cents

(1816-1857)

Coronet Head, 1816-1839

In 1814, as Napoleon’s troops prepared for their final battle against the armies of England and her continental allies, England’s second war—against the United States—seemed far removed from her vital national interests. Naval defeats on the Great Lakes made it impossible to successfully prosecute the war, and Jackson’s defense of New Orleans had dampened the Foreign Office’s enthusiasm for a military victory. During the two years of hostilities, however, while victory eluded the British, harassing actions continued on the high seas and commerce was disrupted whenever possible, affecting many aspects of American life.

By 1814, U.S. copper coinage had also become a casualty of the war. For more than twenty years the Mint had purchased blank, copper planchets from the English manufacturer, Boulton & Watt of.... (Expand Text)

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1818 CORONET HEAD 1C MS64 Red

VERY CHOICE SURFACES. TIED FOR HIGHEST GRADED. CAC.
$19,500.00

1824 CORONET HEAD 1C MS64 Red Brown

N-2. NEARLY FULL GEM RED BROWN. ONE OF THE FINEST KNOWN. CAC
$21,500.00

1829 CORONET HEAD 1C, BRONZED PR65 Red Brown

BRONZED. GEM PROOF. ONLY 12 STRUCK. TIED WITH ONE OTHER FOR HIGHEST GRADED. NAFTZGER PEDIGREE.
$48,500.00