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1805 DRAPED BUST CENT

PCGS Nos: 1510, 1511

Mintage:

Circulation strikes: 941,116
Proofs: 0

Designer: Robert Scot

Diameter: 28 millimeters

Metal content:
Copper - 100%

Weight: 168 grains (10.9 grams)

Edge: Plain

Mintmarks: None (all examples of this date were struck at the Philadelphia Mint)

Images courtesy of Ira & Larry Goldberg Coins & Collectibles

Varieties (3):
Sheldon 267 - Common
Sheldon 268 - Scarce
Sheldon 269 - Common 

Notes:
The finest Brown examples graded by PCGS are 2 MS-65BN's.

The finest Red-Brown example graded by PCGS is a single MS-65RB.

Significant examples:
See variety listings

Recent appearances:
See variety listings

Sources and/or recommended reading:
"Walter Breen's Complete Encyclopedia Of U.S. And Colonial Coins" by Walter Breen

"The PCGS Population Report, April 2005" by The Professional Coin Grading Service