Large Cents were the first coins made for circulation that were authorized by the U.S. government. Large Cents were issued from 1793 to 1857 and quite a few different designs or ‘types’ were used.
1793 saw three different types – ‘Chain’ Cents, then ‘Wreath’ Cents and finally ‘Liberty Cap’ Cents. Liberty Cap Cents were made until 1796. From 1796 to 1807 Draped Bust Large Cents were issued and Classic Head Cents were made from 1808 to 1814.
Coronet Heads were made from 1816 to 1839 and finally Braided Hair Large Cents were issued from 1839 till the end of the series in 1857. Large Cents have been wildly popular with collectors ever since numismatists started collecting American coins.
#206352: Chain. America. S-3. A very attractive example of this first year Large Cent. Strong head detail and a sharp date and LIBERTY on the obverse. The chain, ONE CENT, 1/100, and the legend are all bold on the reverse. The planchet is an attractive medium brown and superb for the grade with only very minor granularity and a couple of very minor edge dings. Clearly, well above average for the grade & an exciting example of this American Classic!
#206735: CAC approved. Plain Edge. It would be hard to overstate the rarity of Liberty Cap Cents with nice light brown planchets. This is just such a coin. Well struck, nearly problem-free, and gorgeous - an MS-70 for the grade!
#207596: Rev. of 1797, Stems. S-138. Die bulge at the upper right of the reverse makes this one of the most recognizable of all early Large Cent varieties. This example is well detailed with medium brown surfaces.
#201869: S-230. Well detailed and attractive with medium brown surfaces.
#207612: S-227. Well detailed with nice color and surfaces. A touch of softness at the bottom of the date and a couple marks on the reverse keep this attractive early cent from an even higher grade.
#207171: Lovely chestnut brown, problem-free surfaces and just a touch of wear. Classic Head Cents are very hard to find in any grade with a clean, light planchet. This exceptional, almost AU coin is a real treat!
#207175: CAC approved. N-2. The first year of the Matron Head design and the year steam engines replaced horses at the U. S. Mint in Philadelphia. This coin has wonderful, lustrous surfaces with considerable mint red mixed with iridescent shades of sea-green and steel-blue. There are very few marks, none that are significant, and the eye appeal is spectacular.
#206729: CAC approved. Small Date. A gorgeous coin with outstanding subdued red and brown surfaces that are problem-free and show only minimal abrasions. Only a single Small Date and only one Large Date graded higher at PCGS. This is an exciting coin for the Large Cent specialist!
#201209: CAC. Frosty light brown luster and fantastic eye appeal. The strike is very bold with the centers showing on most of the stars and the border denticles being very sharp!
#206725: A well detailed and attractive example of this very scarce cent.
#206240: N-2. Sharply struck with shimmering mint luster on pristine surfaces that vary from light to walnut brown. A single small tick on the nose is the only mark worth mentioning on this beautiful near-Gem example of this better date cent!
#201210: N-8. Beautiful lustrous deep olive-brown and a sharp strike. A scarce coin in any grade and prohibitively rare this nice!
#131833: CAC. N-1. A wonderful early cent which is half mint red although called brown by NGC. You'll love the quality here!