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.
Chain "AMERI". S-1. FINE DETAILS, Corrosion, scratches. Old faded scratches on the obverse and very minor corrosion. The detail is excellent including a very strong chain.
S-203. R-3. A pleasing high-end Fine.
1800/79. S-196. The 79 underdigits are very obvious and the high second 0 is diagnostic of the variety. Nice olive-brown surfaces and solid detail on this very pleasing Draped Bust cent.
Well detailed for the grade with nice smooth, medium brown surfaces.
S-270. Lovely even warm brown color.
Very attractive with smooth even brown surfaces.
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.
Large Date. Well detailed with attractive 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.
Super attractive with lustrous surfaces and sharp detail. Good luck finding any wear on this coin. It could have easily graded mint state!
Small Date. N-9. Attractive chocolate brown surfaces with shimmering mint luster and no significant marks.
CAC approved. Small Date. A gorgeous coin with outstanding subdued red and brown surfaces that are problem-free and show only minimal abrasions. Only a single Small Date and only one Large Date graded higher at PCGS. This is an exciting coin for the Large Cent specialist!
CAC approved. N-13. Large Date. Very well struck with nice glossy brown surfaces that show very few marks.
Large Date. N-13. A beautiful example of this Randall Hoard variety with silky smooth surfaces that display considerable mint luster. The strike is solid and there are no significant marks.
N-1. Rich glossy chestnut-brown surfaces and well detailed with very clean surfaces. Hundreds of times rarer in high grade than the Randall Hoard (N-13) 1820 cent!
CAC. Frosty light brown luster and fantastic eye appeal. The strike is very bold with the centers showing on most of the stars and the border denticles being very sharp!
N-3. R-3. Well struck with reflective greenish-brown surfaces and fabulous eye appeal. Ex. Naftzger.
A well detailed and attractive example of this very scarce cent.
N-1. 1823 is the key to the middle-date Large Cents with the overdate being slightly less scarce than the normal date. This high-end VF is well detailed with nice medium brown surfaces.