• 1808 USA Classic Head Large Cent Coin

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  • 1855 Philadelphia Mint Copper Braided Hair Large Cent

    We have tried to do free shipping on our items as long as we could and now with the high cost of usps shipping we must add in a flat rate shipping charge to our items. We are doing a FLAT RATE shipping of $3.00 on domestic orders and $8.00 on international orders. You can purchase 1 coin or 40 coins and as long as they are paid for as ONE payment the shipping charge will be the flat rate of $3.00 on domestic order or $8.00 on international orders. Here we have one very nice 1855 Braided Hair Large Cent. This coin has been polished. The coin is in raw uncertified condition and is a very nice coin. Please look at the scan and grade the coin for yourself as this is the actual coin you will receive. I do not attach a grade to the coin as grading is very subjective.
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  • New ListingUSA Large Cent 1849

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  • 1854 Philadelphia Mint Copper Braided Hair Large Cent

    We have tried to do free shipping on our items as long as we could and now with the high cost of usps shipping we must add in a flat rate shipping charge to our items. We are doing a FLAT RATE shipping of $3.00 on domestic orders and $8.00 on international orders. You can purchase 1 coin or 40 coins and as long as they are paid for as ONE payment the shipping charge will be the flat rate of $3.00 on domestic order or $8.00 on international orders. Here we have one very nice 1854 Braided Hair Large Cent. The coin is in raw uncertified condition and is a very nice coin. Please look at the scan and grade the coin for yourself as this is the actual coin you will receive. I do not attach a grade to the coin as grading is very subjective. I will leave that up to you to grade the coin based on the high resolution scan.
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  • 1844 - US Type Coin Braided Hair Large Cent *094

    You will receive the exact coin(s) in the photo. If you ever have a problem, we want to take care of it! We are here to help! We’ve spent 1000’s of hours working to perfect the perfect photo. Our goal is to photograph it in a way that allows you to see what the item will look like when it is in front of you.
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  • 1818 US large cents

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  • 1821 Philadelphia Mint Copper Coronet Head Large Cent

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  • 1850 Philadelphia Mint Copper Braided Hair Large Cent

    We have tried to do free shipping on our items as long as we could and now with the high cost of usps shipping we must add in a flat rate shipping charge to our items. We are doing a FLAT RATE shipping of $3.00 on domestic orders and $8.00 on international orders. You can purchase 1 coin or 40 coins and as long as they are paid for as ONE payment the shipping charge will be the flat rate of $3.00 on domestic order or $8.00 on international orders. Here we have one 1850 Braided Hair Large Cent. The coin is in raw uncertified condition and is a very nice coin. Please look at the scan and grade the coin for yourself as this is the actual coin you will receive. I do not attach a grade to the coin as grading is very subjective. I will leave that up to you to grade the coin based on the high resolution scan.
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  • 1833 Philadelphia Mint Copper Coronet Head Large Cent

    We have tried to do free shipping on our items as long as we could and now with the high cost of usps shipping we must add in a flat rate shipping charge to our items. We are doing a FLAT RATE shipping of $3.00 on domestic orders and $8.00 on international orders. You can purchase 1 coin or 40 coins and as long as they are paid for as ONE payment the shipping charge will be the flat rate of $3.00 on domestic order or $8.00 on international orders. Here we have one 1833 Coronet Head Large Cent. The coin is in raw uncertified condition and is a very nice coin. Please look at the scan and grade the coin for yourself as this is the actual coin you will receive. I do not attach a grade to the coin as grading is very subjective. I will leave that up to you to grade the coin based on the high resolution scan.
    C $18.56
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  • 1 cent 1794 USA US Large copper penny Flowing hair Liberty Cap c Head of

    C $225.00
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  • USA LOT OF 4 LARGE CENTS 1822, 1825, 1827 1831 - CIRCULATED

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  • 1801 LARGE CENT, right '1' is BLUNT TYPE, NICE APPEARANCE

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  • USA Large One Cent 1854. KM#67. 1 Copper Penny. Braided Hair Liberty Head.

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  • 1853 United States One Cent F-12

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  • 1854 United States "Braided Hair" Large 1 Cent Coin

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  • New ListingBetter 1835 - US Large Cent Penny - Coin Collection Lot Set Break *317

    You will receive the exact coin(s) in the photo. We’ve spent 1000’s of hours working to perfect the perfect photo. Our goal is to photograph it in a way that allows you to see what the item will look like when it is in front of you.
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  • **1827** USA, Large One Cent

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  • 1818 United States One Cent - Counterstamped '1837'

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  • 1853 US Braided Hair Large Cent - MS64RB Twin Leaf

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  • 1812 Classic Head Large Cent. Small Date VF+ details. Rare.

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  • New Listing1854 P US Braided Hair 1 Cent (C#2926)

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  • New Listing1851 P US Braided Hair Liberty Head Large Cent (C#2831)

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  • New Listing1848 P US Braided Hair Liberty Head Large Cent (C#2833)

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  • 1846 - US Type Coin Braided Hair Large Cent *095

    You will receive the exact coin(s) in the photo. If you ever have a problem, we want to take care of it! We are here to help! We’ve spent 1000’s of hours working to perfect the perfect photo. Our goal is to photograph it in a way that allows you to see what the item will look like when it is in front of you.
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  • EARLY 1828 Liberty "Matron" Head US LARGE CENT - TOUGH - Look at Redbook! *571

    Grading: A pictures worth a 1000 words. And our pictures are better than any words we could use to describe our coins. If you ever have a problem, we want to take care of it! We are here to help! We’ve spent 1000’s of hours working to perfect the perfect photo.
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  • New Listing1852 P US Braided Hair 1 Cent (C#2925)

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  • Devin's & Bolton Montreal Counterstamped on U.S. Large Cent Lot#A471 Neat Piece!

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  • 1853 N-25 PCGS MS 64 RB Braided Hair Large Cent Coin 1c Ex; Twin Leaf

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  • VINTAGE USA 1852 LARGE CENT CORONET TYPE VALUE 33.00 S418

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  • 1805 bust large cent signed NGC BEAUTIFUL..........................

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  • VINTAGE USA LARGE CENT 1853 CAT VALUE 26.00 Z466

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  • 1822 U.S. Coronet Head Large Cent Coin. KEY DATE BETTER GRADE (C393)

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  • VINTAGE USA LARGE CENT 1845 Braided Hair VALUE 27.00 N744

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  • One Cent 1838 Newcomb 3 AU details, env damage PCGS

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  • 1817 Coronet Large Cent US Type Coin Penny hole

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  • VINTAGE USA LARGE CENT 1819 Coronet Head N772

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  • 1808 U.S. Classic Head Large Cent Coin. BETTER GRADE (C382)

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  • VINTAGE USA 1852 LARGE CENT CORONET TYPE S457

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  • USA 1851 Braided Hair Large Cent Very Nice High Grade Copper Coin (#C54)

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  • 1827 Coronet Head Large Cent, N-4, R2, VF

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  • 1797 Draped Bust One Cent Piece - S-138 R-2

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  • 1855 Braided Hair Large Cent 1C - Upright 55

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  • 1795 Flowing Hair Large One Cent Penny United States Antique One Cent Coin!

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  • USA 1839 large cent

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  • 1794 1c Liberty Cap Large Cent ANACS F 12 DETAILS CORRODED

    The coin pictured above has been authenticated and graded by ANACS and is the coin and holder you will receive.
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  • Lot Of 5 Lower Grade Large Cents - 1842, 1843, 1844, 1845 & 1846

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  • 1837 LARGE CENT Liberty Head Wreath United States of America USA Coin

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  • 1794 Flowing Hair Large Cent PCGS graded FR02 (1C Fair)

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US Large Cents

The large cent was one of the first coins ever made by the U.S. Mint. The copper coin was made in a variety of designs from 1793 until 1857. Some designs have become relatively rare.

How big is the large cent?

The large cent coin is 1 1/8 inches in diameter or 28.57 millimeters, which makes it just a little bigger than the modern quarter.

Where were large cents minted?

The large cents were produced only in the Philadelphia Mint, which was the only mint in the country at the time. They do not have mint markings.

How many varieties of the coin were made?

Seven varieties were produced:

  • Flowing hair, chain reverse (1793) - The design of this coin, featuring a low relief of Liberty and a reverse chain, was widely criticized for appearing to represent slavery.
  • Flowing hair, wreath reverse (1793) - This coin replaces the reverse chain with a wreath and has stronger features than its predecessor.
  • Liberty cap (1793 - 1796) - This coin featured more detailed and subdued hair as well as a Phrygian cap.
  • Draped bust (1796 - 1807) - This redesign of the large cent had two distinct differences: it added a ribbon to Liberty's hair and draped fabric at her neckline.
  • Classic head (1808 - 1814) - The Classic Head large cent reversed the direction Liberty is facing. Stars were also added to the face of the coin.
  • Liberty head, also called Matron head - (1816 - 1839) - This iteration of the large cent coin gave Liberty a more mature look and an enlarged profile.
  • Braided hair (1839 - 1857) - This redesign was close to the original but gave Liberty a younger appearance and is the last iteration of the large cent coin before it was discontinued.

What does the back of the large cent look like?

The reverse of each variety but one features the words 'one cent' inside of a wreath with 'United States of America' written around the outside curve of the coin. The first coins made in 1793 had a circle of chain that was soon replaced by a wreath.

Why weren't any large cents produced in 1815?

The United States went to war with Great Britain in 1812, which also meant they couldn't import the copper planchets they used to make the coin. The war ended in 1815, and production of the coin resumed in 1816.

Why are all pennies made after 1857 so much smaller than the large cent?

The first coins were bulky and heavy to carry around in your pocket, but the main reason for making later coins smaller was because the value of the copper contained in each coin was worth more than face value of one cent.