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.
S-189. One of the rarest dates in this grand ole series. This example is well-worn but problem-free. The reverse is nearly smooth while the obverse shows considerable detail. All four digits of the date are legible as is most of LIBERTY. The bust is clear and fully outlined.
1800/79. Well detailed with outstanding two-toned brown color and pristine surfaces.
A pleasing high grade early cent with solid detail and attractive medium brown surfaces.
A pleasing, problem-free early cent.
S-260. Small Date, Large Fraction. Exceptionally strong detail for the grade.
S-255. Small Date, Small Fraction. Well detailed with chocolate brown surfaces.
S-260. Small Date, Large Fraction. Well detailed with attractive light brown surfaces.
CAC. S-251. Small Date, Small Fraction. Strong even detail with beautiful problem-free surfaces.
S-260. Small Date, Large Fraction. Well detailed with pleasing light to medium brown surfaces.
S-285. Nice medium brown surfaces and solid detail.
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!
S-281. Well detailed with nice medium brown surfaces. The overdate is very obvious on this popular variety.
Small Date. Well detailed with attractive mahogany surfaces.
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.
N-5. An attractive problem-free coin with nearly full detail.
Shimmering mint luster with a trace of mint red on this beautiful, well preserved Randall Hoard cent. Super quality for the grade!