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 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.
CAC. Head of 1794. S-43. Smooth well detailed medium brown surfaces are evenly struck and very eye appealing.
Plain Edge. Smooth chocolate surfaces with even wear and a clear date.
Reverse of 1797. Stems. Well detailed with attractive chocolate surfaces.
Rev. of 1797, Stems. S-138. Die bulge at upper-right on the reverse is diagnostic and makes this a very recognizable variety. The surfaces are smooth and attractive with strong detail and a pleasing light brown color.
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.
Solid detail with pleasant chocolate surfaces.
Small Date. Large Fraction. Attractive and well detailed with chocolate brown surfaces.
Small Date, Small Fraction. Solid detail with pleasing medium brown surfaces.
Small Date, Small Fraction.
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.
CAC. Attractive chocolate surfaces with solid detail for the grade. A scarce date with a mintage of 96,500.
CAC. Private Restrike. Struck from rusted, discarded dies. The obverse was an 1803 S-261 (date altered to 1804) and the reverse used was and 1820 N-12. This is a beautiful chocolate brown example, fully lustrous and nearly as struck!
S-274. Small Fraction. R-3+. A beautiful early cent that is sharply struck on a problem-free light chocolate brown planchet. Reverse die swelling obliterates the TA of STATES on the reverse as is typical for the variety. Scarce and very attractive. A super collector coin!