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.
Wreath. Lettered Edge. Much nicer than typical for the grade with the obverse in particular showing strong detail. Most of the date and LIBERTY are readable and Liberty's bust is defined.
Nice strong date clearly showing the 8/7.
1800/79. Well detailed with outstanding two-toned brown color and pristine surfaces.
1/000. S-223. Solid detail for the grade with pleasing problem-free surfaces.
Well detailed for the grade with nice smooth, medium brown 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-285. Nice medium brown surfaces and solid detail.
S-282. Well detailed with very attractive color and surfaces. Premium quality for the grade and very nearly a full XF!
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.