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-21. The first Head of 1794 variety with the same reverse as the last two Head of '93 varieties. This is a pleasing well defined example with problem-free medium brown surfaces. Struck on a large planchet as is the norm for the variety.
S-232. Strong detail with pleasing medium brown surfaces.
S-233. Solid detail with nice problem-free medium brown surfaces.
CAC. Private Restrike. Struck from rusted, discarded dies. The obverse was an 1803 S-261 (date altered) while the reverse was an 1820 N-12. This is a spectacular example with nearly flawless surfaces and flashy light brown luster with a pinkish-red hue. None have graded numerically finer at PCGS regardless of color designation!
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. N-2. A pleasing example of this popular Randall Hoard variety with beautiful satiny surfaces and a strong strike.
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.
CAC. N-14. A beautiful example of this popular Randall Hoard variety with lots of original mint 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. The mint red has faded to a beautiful golden-brown on this very conservatively graded Randall Hoard cent.
CAC. Considerable flashy red luster blends nicely with light brown.
N-10. An outstanding example of this popular Randall Hoard variety with rich lustrous surfaces that are mostly 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.
CAC. Sharp detail and problem-free with glossy mahogany surfaces.
One of the 'keys' to a middle-date Large Cent collection.
A pleasing example of this scarce date.
A pleasing example of one of the middle-date 'keys'.
Well detailed with pleasing surfaces. The 'key' middle-date Large Cent.