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-55. Head of 1794. Nice medium brown color with pleasing surfaces that are free of porosity. The diagnostic feature of this variety (S-55) is the A in STATES on the reverse which is raised and tilted to the left.
A well-worn but pleasing example of this rare date. All four digits of the date as well as LIBERTY and the major detail of the bust are visible.
S-228. 1/000. A well detailed and attractive example of this popular variety.
S-231. No Stems. Strong detail with medium brown surfaces.
Nearly Extra Fine detail with very attractive medium brown surfaces.
Solid detail with pleasing problem-free medium brown surfaces.
Small Date, Small Fraction.
S-260. Small Date, Large Fraction. Well detailed with attractive light brown surfaces.
Small Date, Small Fraction.
S-266c. Well detailed with nice color and surfaces. A late die state example with obverse rim break over RTY and a massive reverse break over MERIC.
CAC. Private Restrike. Struck from rusted, discarded dies. The obverse was an 1803 S-261 (date altered to 1804) and the reverse was used for the 1820 N-12. This is an absolutely superb example that seems woefully undergraded. The surfaces are pristine and a highly lustrous chocolate brown. The eye appeal is exceptional!
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 high-end XF coin has those sought-after qualities.
S-281. Well detailed with nice medium brown surfaces. The overdate is very obvious on this popular variety.
XF Details - Environmental Damage. Sharp detail and attractive. The surfaces have a very fine granular quality that PCGS deemed to be "Environmental Damage". Still a good looking coin that we thought would 'grade' when we submitted it to PCGS.
CAC. Large Date. Solid detail with very attractive surfaces.
CAC. 13 Stars. Very attractive with problem-free chocolate brown surfaces that display faint iridescent hues of lavender, olive-green and a touch of faded red.
Well struck with rich autumn leaves-brown surfaces.
N-10. Well struck and lustrous with very attractive surfaces. The obverse shows considerable mint red.
CAC. Small Date. A wonderful lustrous cent with considerable mint red blending nicely with soft brown. The strike is solid and the eye appeal is excellent. PCGS has only graded a single coin higher.