1812 History
American Coin
Description
Sponsors
1812 History
Department of Canadian Heritage This item is a part of the 1812 History digitization project. This project was made possible with the support of the Department of Canadian Heritage through the Canadian Culture Online Strategy.
Creator
Government of the United States
Media Type
Object
Description
An American one cent coin with Liberty on the face side and identified as being from 1812.
Notes
According to one source, this design of the Large Cent, designed by John Reich, bears a new design of Miss Liberty facing the left and wearing a tiara with the inscription Liberty. The date is under her bust and 13 stars surround her signifying the thirteen colonies. On the reverse of the coin features ONE CENT, encircled by a open wreath of two olive branches tied with a bow. United States of America surrounds the wreath. The coin were made of copper, weighed 10.89 grams, and had a diameter of 29 millimeters. The coins had a plain edge. This style was issued between 1808 and 1814.
Date of Original
1812
Subject(s)
Local identifier
991.856
Language of Item
English
Contact
Niagara Historical Society Museum
Email
WWW address
Agency street/mail address

43 Castlereagh Street

P.O. Box 208

Niagara-on-the-Lake, ON

L0S 1J0

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American Coin


An American one cent coin with Liberty on the face side and identified as being from 1812.