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.
CAC. Head of 1794. S-63. The 'Fallen 4' variety with the 4 in the date positioned well south of the 9. This is a beautiful well-detailed example with very nice and problem-free medium brown surfaces
S-231. No Stems. Strong detail with medium brown surfaces.
S-233. Solid detail with nice problem-free medium brown surfaces.
Small Date, Small Fraction.
Small Date, Small Fraction.
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. 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.
Lots of mint red luster blends with light brown on this well struck and very attractive Large Cent.
Well struck with chestnut brown surfaces that retain a trace 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. The mint red has faded to a beautiful golden-brown on this very conservatively graded Randall Hoard cent.
CAC. N-8. Well struck and lustrous with traces of red evenly spread on olive-brown surfaces. Pedigree listed on the holder to the Benson Collection, 2/16/2001. Prior to that it sold in the 5/28/1945 Macallister Sale where it was described as "Unc Red Proof Surfaces"and sold for a whopping $10!
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. N-13. Large Date. Well struck with beautiful lustrous surfaces that have subtle shades of olive, brown, orange and faded red. The 'autumn leafs' effect is stunning.