CP 1859 Aa (enlargement)
1859 Copper Penny - Larger size date
1 - As per 1858 Hb 1 over a smaller 1 - a bit sticks out (lower and to the left to top bar)
The 1 is tall and thin (extends above the height of the 8).
8 - This example appears to be over smaller 8 - but not always clear !
* Note position of the 5 which is to the right of the 'doubled' border tooth.
CP 1859 Ab
1859 Copper Penny - Large size date - Similar to CP 1859 Ab except that,
1 - Is shorter and slightly thick and is now the same height as the other numerals.
Only a tiny fragment of a shorter 1 now shows just below the top serif, at the left.
CP 1859 B
1859 Copper Penny - smaller size date
1 - Is shorter & NO trace of 'bit' of 1 (lower and to the left of the top bar)
8 - Is narrower
5 - is narrower and extends just below the other numerals - at base
9 - is smaller and the end of the tail is thinner
* 'Large' border tooth is central below 5