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.
Well detailed brown surfaces.
Well detailed with attractive chocolate brown surfaces.
Head of 1794. S-49. Same obverse die as the famous 'Starred Reverse' but now later in life with a heavy die break from the rim, thru the E in LIBERTY and into the head of Ms. Liberty. Well detailed with attractive surfaces.
Head of 1794. Well detailed mahogany surfaces that are evenly struck.
Head of 1794. Attractive surfaces and problem-free. The obverse has sharp detail while the reverse is soft in the center, as struck.
S-30. Head of 1794. The "Marred Field" variety, identified by a die chip in the left field. This is a very attractive cent with problem-free, smooth surfaces and very strong detail.
Plain Edge. Smooth chocolate surfaces with even wear and a clear date.
Reverse of 1797. Stems. Well detailed with attractive chocolate surfaces.
CAC. Smooth chocolate brown surfaces and very sharp detail for the grade. Great eye appeal!
Smotth chocolate brown surfaces with solid detail and pleasing eye appeal.
1800/79. S-196. A popular over-date with solid detail and pleasing medium brown surfaces.
Solid detail and a much lighter, chestnut brown, planchet than is typically seen for this date.
Well-detailed chocolate brown surfaces.
100/000. S-249. Well detailed medium brown surfaces and a solid strike
CAC. Small Date. Large Fraction. Lovely smooth chestnut brown surfaces exhibit strong detail and a sharp strike. Sure to please.
Small Date. Large Fraction. Well detailed chocolate brown surfaces.
Small Date. Large Fraction. Attractive and well detailed with chocolate brown surfaces.