The 1820 Liberty Head large cents have value as numismatic coins. Keep reading to learn more about these coins.

1820 Large Cent

Specifications

Type: Liberty Head Large Cent
Year: 1820
Face Value: $0.01
Composition: Copper
Total Weight: 10.89 grams

These Liberty Head cents are also known as Matron Head cents. There is no mint mark on any of these coins. Each coin was minted in Philadelphia.

Three different varieties exist for this coin. These varieties include: small date, large date, and 20 over 19. For the 20 over 19 variety, the numbers 2 and 0 in the date are minted over the numbers 1 and 9. See the images below for reference.

1820 Large Cent Small Date
The small date variety
1820 Large Cent Large Date
The large date variety
1820 Large Cent 20 Over 19
The 20 Over 19 variety
Series Location Quantity Minted
1820 Philadelphia 4,407,550

Value

The 1820 large cent with the small date is worth around $35 in good condition. In very fine condition the value is around $200. In extremely fine condition the value is around $550. In uncirculated condition the price is around $1,900 for coins with an MS 60 grade. Uncirculated coins with a grade of MS-63BN can sell for around $2,600.

The 1820 large cent with the large date is worth around $30 in good condition. In very fine condition the value is around $150. In extremely fine condition the value is around $300. In uncirculated condition the price is around $750 for coins with an MS 60 grade. Uncirculated coins with a grade of MS-63BN can sell for around $950.

The 1820 large cent with the 20 over 19 is worth around $30 in good condition. In very fine condition the value is around $120. In extremely fine condition the value is around $475. In uncirculated condition the price is around $1,600 for coins with an MS 60 grade. Uncirculated coins with a grade of MS-63BN can sell for around $2,700.

Grading System

Good- The details on Liberty's head are partially visible. Wear is shown evenly on the date and legends.

Very fine- Liberty's hair cords are just slightly worn. Liberty's hair lines are partially worn and well-defined.

Extremely fine- Liberty's hair cords stand out prominently. All of Liberty's hair lines are sharp.

MS 60 uncirculated- There are no signs of wear. The coin has luster, but there may be a few stains, abrasions, or surface marks.

MS-63BN choice uncirculated- In the major focal areas there are some blemishes or contact marks. The coin's luster might not be as prominent. The color is brown.

 

Sources:

The Red Book


See also:

1821 Large Cent
1819 Large Cent
1818 Large Cent