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Cents and Half Cents were the first coins struck for circulation by the United States Mint. Coinage began in 1793 with laws specifying that the cent should weigh exactly twice as much as the half cent. Large Cents are dated every year from 1793 to 1857 with the exception of 1815, when a lack of copper prevented production.

All were coined at the Philadelphia Mint. Mintage records in some cases may be inaccurate, as many of the early pieces were struck later than the dates shown on the coins. Varieties listed are those most significant to collectors. Numerous other die varieties may be found because each of the early dies was individually made. Values of varieties not listed in this guide depend on collector interest, rarity, and demand.

Proof large cents were first made in 1817; all Proofs are rare, as they were not made available to the general public before the mid-1850s.

Coin ID
Type
Date
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Grade
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 Coin Description
Cents
RC76244
1/2c
PCGS
VF25 CAC
1793 Half Cent PCGS VF25 CAC - 1793 ½ Cent, C-2, R3, PCGS VF25BN, CAC. This eye-appealing 1793 Half Cent has glossy, clean, hard surfaces with no pitting, spots or other...More >>>
RC6493008
1/2C
NGC
MS63 BN
1806 1/2 Cent (1806 Half Cent) NGC MS63 BN  Large 6, With Stems, C-4. This mint state, 1806 Half Cent from the American Independence Collection...More >>>
RC76699
1/2C
PCGS
AU53 CAC
1806 Half Cent, Small 6, No Stems - 1806 ½ C, Small 6, No Stems, PCGS AU53, CAC. Here is a deeply toned Almost Uncirculated 1806 Half Cent that has a Small 6 and No Stems...More >>>
RC70897
1/2C
PCGS
MS64BN CAC
1825 Half Cent - 1825 1/2C PCGS MS64BN CAC. This exceptional, near-Gem Classic Head 1825 half cent is tied for the second finest known at both PCGS and CAC. The coin...More >>>
RC70028
1/2C
PCGS
MS62 BN CAC
1832 Half Cent - 1832 ½ C PCGS MS62 BN, CAC. Here is a lovely Mint State, light brown Classic Head 1832 Half Cent that has original luster within its devices. The surfaces...More >>>
RC36016
1/2C
NGC
PF64 BN
1833 1/2C Half Cent, NGC PF64 BN Ex: Eliasberg - Proof early copper is among the rarest and most appealing series of all American Proof coins...More >>>
RC43957
1/2C
PCGS
MS64
1833 Half Cent (1833 1/2C) PCGS MS64.  C-2, B-3. Rarity-2. 12 Stars. Original medium-brown patina blankets both sides. A bold-to-sharp example with minimal verdigris around...More >>>
RC77965
1/2C
PCGS
AU55 CAC
1849 Half Cent - 1849 ½C, Large Date, PCGS AU55 CAC. This problem-free, appealing Choice AU 1849 Half Cent has hard, glossy, red-brown surfaces. The color indicates...More >>>
RC7542001
1/2C
NGC
AU58 BN CAC
1849 Half Cent - 1849 ½C Large Date, C-1, NGC AU58 BN, CAC. This near-Uncirculated 1849 Half Cent has hard surfaces and original mint luster within its devices...More >>>
RC7430001
1/2C
NGC
MS63 RED CAC
1851 1/2C NGC MS63 RED CAC. This rare, Choice Mint State red 1851 Braided Hair half cent is lustrous and well struck. The mint red color...More >>>
RC6557315
1C
PCGS
AU50
1785 Bar Cent PCGS AU50. Bar Cent. A Top 100 U.S. Coin. Legendary for its simple symbolism. The 'USA' monogram is seen on the obverse, while the reverse shows 13 bars...More >>>
RC37799
1C
PCGS
VF20
1793 Chain 1 Cent America - 1793 Chain 1c America PCGS VF20, S-3. This is a more than pleasing, midrange, circulated example of the classic 1793 Flowing Hair, Chain...More >>>
RC3926870
1C
PCGS
VG Details
1793 Chain Cent - 1793 Chain AMERICA PCGS VG Details...More >>>
RC3233002
1C
NGC
VF20BN
1793 Chain Cent - 1793 Chain America Cent NGC VF20BN. 1793 Chain “AMERICA” Cent, S-2, R4+. This evenly toned, brown, problem free Chain America cent is the Wide Date...More >>>
RC3564262
1C
PCGS
VF30
1793 Chain Cent - 1793 Chain Cent, Periods, PCGS VF30. S-4, R3+. This well struck 1793 Chain Cent is the period after date variety. Unlike most Chain cents, Liberty’s hair and the date are...More >>>
RC4359003
1C
NGC
VF30BN
1793 Wreath Cent - 1793 1C Wreath NGC VF30BN. 1793 Large Cent, Wreath, Lettered Edge, S-11B, R4. This light brown 1793 Wreath Cent is completely original...More >>>
RC44131
1C
PCGS
XF45
1793 Wreath Cent - 1793 1C Wreath PCGS XF45. 1793 Large Cent, Wreath, Vine and Bars, S-9.  Exceptional details characterize this 1793 Wreath Large Cent. Liberty...More >>>
RC2125116
1C
PCGS
MS65BN CAC
1793 Wreath Cent - 1793 Wreath 1c S-9 Vine and Bars Edge, PCGS MS65BN CAC...More >>>
RC37361
1C
PCGS
XF40
1793 Wreath Cent, Vine and Bars Edge, S-8, R3-, PCGS XF40 - 1793 Wreath 1C, Vine and Bars Edge PCGS XF40. This eye-appealing 1793 Large cent is one of the Vine...More >>>
RC3571002
1C
NGC
VF30 BN
1794 Large Cent - 1794 1C NGC VF30 BN. S-63, R3. This scarce variety 1794 Liberty Cap Large Cent has generally hard surfaces with uniform, darker toning in the fields...More >>>
RC3024
1C
PCGS
VF30
1794 Head of 1794 Large Cent - 1794 Head of 1794 1C, PCGS VF30. S-63, B-37, R-2. Looks XF; mildly porous surfaces. Old holder...More >>>
RC3406001
1C
NGC
VG8 BN
1794 Large Cent - 1794 Head of 1795 - 1794 1C NGC VG8 BN. For the grade, the surfaces of this 1794 Large Cent are in excellent condition. They are light...More >>>
RC7406001
1C
NGC
VG8 BN
1794 Head of 1795 Large Cent - 1794 Head of 1795 1C NGC VG8 BN. This 1794 Liberty Cap Large Cent has smooth, hard surfaces that are light...More >>>
RC7398004
1C
NGC
F12 BN
1794 1 Cent Head of 94 (1794 1C Head of 94) NGC F12 BN. This chocolate and dark brown 1794 Large Cent shows about two-thirds of Liberty’s hair from the top of her head...More >>>
RC7854001
1C
NGC
VF35BN CAC
1794 Large Cent, Head of 1794 NGC VF35 BN CAC - 1794 1 Cent, Head of 1794, S-28, R2+. This Choice VF 1794 Large Cent has lovely, hard, light brown surfaces that are original...More >>>
RC78537
1C
PCGS
VG08 CAC
1795 1C Plain Edge PCGS VG08 CAC...More >>>
RC70281
1C
PCGS
VF25 CAC
1795 Large Cent - 1795 1C Plain Edge PCGS VF25 CAC. 1795 Large Cent, Plain Edge. Hard, glossy surfaces characterize this 1795 Plain Edge Large Cent. Chocolate brown...More >>>
RC72693
1C
PCGS
VF30 CAC
1795 Large Cent - 1795 Large 1C, Plain Edge, PCGS VF30 CAC...More >>>
RC78421
1C
PCGS
XF45 CAC
1795 Cent - 1795 1c Plain Edge, PCGS XF45 CAC, S-76B. Hard, chocolate brown surfaces characterize this Plain Edge 1795 Large Cent. The surfaces are also original and clean...More >>>
RC43109
1C
PCGS
AU58 CAC
1795 Large Cent - 1795 1C Plain Edge PCGS AU58 CAC. 1795 Large Cent, Plain Edge, S-78. This eye-appealing near-Mint State, Plain Edge, Liberty Cap 1795 Large Cent...More >>>
RC73634
1C
PCGS
AG03 CAC
1796 Large Cent - 1796 1C Reverse of 1794 PCGS AG03 CAC. PCGS Population (4/27)...More >>>
RC72234
1C
PCGS
FR02 CAC
1796 Large Cent - 1796 Large 1C PCGS FR02 CAC. Liberty Cap....More >>>
RC3397002
1C
NGC
AU55BN CAC
1796 Large Cent - 1796 1C Liberty Cap NGC AU55 BN CAC...More >>>
RC78327
1C
PCGS
AG03 CAC
1797 Early Cent (1797 Large Cent) PCGS AG03 CAC. This Large Cent variety of 1797 is graded AG-03. LIBERTY and the date are readable on the obverse, and the reverse...More >>>
RC43113
1C
PCGS
AU58 CAC
1797 Large Cent - 1797 1C PCGS AU58 CAC. 1797 Large Cent, S-138. This eye-appealing, glossy, brown Large Cent comes with the provenance of the Paul Gerrie Collection...More >>>
RC77889
1C
PCGS
FR02 CAC
1799 Lage Cent - 1799 1C PCGS FR02 CAC. This circulated 1799 Large Cent is identifiable by date and type. The surfaces show moderate porosity and extensive wear, in keeping with...More >>>
RC37889
1C
PCGS
FR02
1799 Lage Cent - 1799 1C PCGS FR02. This circulated 1799 Large Cent is identifiable by date and type. The surfaces show moderate porosity and extensive wear, in keeping with the grade...More >>>
RC76585
1C
PCGS
AG03 CAC
1799 Large Cent - 1799 1C, S-189, PCGS AG03 CAC. 1799 Large Cent, Regular Date, S-189, R2+. This obviously identifiable but worn 1799 Large Cent has devices...More >>>
RC37037
1C
PCGS
VG10
1799 Large Cent, PCGS VG10 - 1799 1 Cent PCGS VG10, S-189, R2+. This rare, chocolate brown 1799 Large Cent is the key to the series and King of the Draped Bust large cents...More >>>
RC38998
1C
PCGS
VF20 CAC
1799 Large Cent - 1799 1 Cent PCGS VF20 CAC. This key-to-the-series, chocolate brown Draped Bust 1799 Large Cent has good surfaces and none of the granularity that usually is seen for this date...More >>>
RC37621
1C
NGC
VF20 BN
1799 Large Cent - 1799 Large 1 Cent NGC VF20 BN, S-189. The deep brown color of this rare 1799 Large Cent is uniform on both sides. While the hair above Liberty’s forehead is outlined...More >>>
RC3945246
1C
PCGS
VF25
1799 Large Cent - 1799 1C PCGS VF25...More >>>
RC3032
1C
PCGS
VF25 CAC
1799 Large Cent - 1799 Large 1C PCGS VF25 CAC. The key Draped Bust Large Cent issue. Remarkably rare above VF condition!...More >>>
RC3100002
1C
NGC
PR1 BN CAC
S-189 1C 1799  Cent - S-189 1C 1799 1C NGC PR1 BN CAC...More >>>
1799
1C
PCGS
VF30 CAC
1799 Large Cent - 1799 Large 1C S-189, High R-2, PCGS VF30 CAC. A lovely example of the key date in the large cent series. A favorite among numismatists since the 19th century, only...More >>>
RC33507
1C
NGC
VF20BN
1799 Large Cent 1799 Large 1 Cent S-189 NGC VF20BN. This is a classic key date in the large cent series. Problem-fee examples such as this 1799 Large Cent , are always in demand...More >>>
RC3055997
1C
PCGS
VF30
1799 Large Cent - 1799 1C PCGS VF30. S-189. This rare, nicely toned 1799 Draped Bust Large Cent has chocolate brown devices over darker brown fields. The colors...More >>>
RC39301
1C
PCGS
G6
1799/8 Large Cent - 1799/8 Large 1C PCGS G6, S-188, R-4. This 1799/8 Large Cent is a pleasing, representative of the rare overdate. As with almost all 18th century United States...More >>>
RC76791
1C
PCGS
VG10
1799/8 Large Cent - 1799/8 1C PCGS VG10. S-188, R4. This rare 1799/8 Large Cent is a mixture of olive brown and chocolate with the latter being more prominent on the devices of both sides...More >>>
RC33073
1C
PCGS
AU55 CAC
1800 Large Cent - 1800 Large 1c PCGS AU55 CAC...More >>>
RC76685
1C
PCGS
VF35 CAC
1802 Large Cent - 1802 1C PCGS VF35 CAC. S-232. This mainly chocolate brown 1802 Large Cent has hard, glossy surfaces. The hair above Liberty’s forehead...More >>>
RC79123
1C
PCGS
AU53 CAC
1803 Large Cent - 1803 1C Small Date PCGS AU53 CAC. Small Fraction, S-251. Hard, chocolate brown and dark brown glossy surfaces characterize this 1803 Large Cent...More >>>
RC7456064
1C
PCGS
F12 CAC
1812 1 Cent - 1812 1C Large Date PCGS F12 CAC, S-288. This 1812 Classic Head large cent is toned an even chocolate brown throughout on both sides. This 1812 1 Cent...More >>>
RC76632
1C
PCGS
VF30 CAC
1814 Large Cent - 1814 1C Crosslet 4 PCGS VF30 CAC. S-294, B-1 R.1. Dark chocolate and gray-brown mix on the surfaces of this VF 1814 Classic Head Large Cent...More >>>
RC76192
1C
PCGS
AU50 CAC
1818 Large Cent - 1818 1c PCGS AU50 CAC. This is an eye-appealing, problem-free 1818 Large Cent. The surfaces, which are clean for the grade, are a mixture of light chocolate...More >>>
RC77893
1C
PCGS
XF45 CAC
1825 Large Cent - 1825 1C PCGS XF45 CAC. This eye-appealing, chocolate and dark brown 1825 Matron Head Large Cent has hard, glossy surfaces that are clean for the grade...More >>>
RC76059
1C
PCGS
AU53 CAC
1835 Large Cent - 1835 1C Small 8, Small Stars, PCGS AU53 CAC...More >>>
RC72953
1C
PCGS
MS66 BN CAC
1837 Large Cent - 1837 1C, Head of 1838, PCGS MS66BN CAC, N-9. This Superb Gem 1837 Large Cent comes with the provenance of the famous Naftzger Collection. It is tied for...More >>>
RC74471
1C
PCGS
MS63BN CAC
1839 Large Cent - 1839 Large Cent, Booby Head, N-5, R3, PCGS MS63 BN, CAC. This eye-appealing 1839 Large Cent has light brown fields with darker brown outlining...More >>>
RC7563005
1C
NGC
XF45 BN CAC
1839 Large Cent, Silly Head - 1839 1 Cent Silly Head NGC XF45 BN CAC. N-4. This dark chocolate-brown 1839 Large Cent is one of the Silly Head varieties, so named because...More >>>
RC78102
1C
PCGS
MS64 BN CAC
1841 Large Cent - 1841 1C PCGS MS64BN CAC. This near-Gem 1841 Braided Hair Large Cent has excellent lustrous surfaces that are deep chocolate brown with hints of orange...More >>>
RC3823001
1C
NGC
SE Unc
1845 1c SS New York (1845 SS New York Large Cent) NGC SE Unc. This brown, shipwreck effect, uncirculated large cent has a full strike. The coin shows full details on the stars’...More >>>
RC71623
1C
PCGS
MS64 BN CAC
1846 Large Cent - 1846 1C,  Small Date,  PCGS MS64 BN (Brown) CAC. This near-Gem Small Date 1846 Large Cent shows clean, hard, lustrous surfaces with brown devices...More >>>
RC78078
1C
PCGS
MS64+ RD CAC
1850 Large Cent - 1850 Large 1C PCGS MS64+ RED CAC...More >>>
RC3970300
1C
PCGS
MS63BN CAC
1852 Large Cent - 1852 1C, PCGS MS63 BN CAC. Beautiful & sharp; looks 64. CAC pop 9/46...More >>>
RC78376
1C
PCGS
MS64 BN CAC
1855 Large Cent - 1855 1c, Upright 55, PCGS MS64 BN CAC. This near-Gem, slate-brown 1855 Large Cent has Upright 55s as part of its date. Traces of red outline Liberty’s...More >>>
RC76633
1C
PCGS
MS64 BN CAC
1856 Large Cent - 1856 1C, Slanted 5, PCGS MS64 BN CAC. Here is a near-Gem 1856 Large Cent, Slanted 5 that is original with medium brown and traces of blue coloring...More >>>
RC78002
1C
NGC
MS65 BN CAC
1856 Large Cent - 1856 1 Cent, Slanted 5, NGC MS65 BN CAC. Original mint red outlines the devices on the obverse of this Gem 1856 Large Cent, which is tied for the finest known...More >>>
RC49711
1C
PCGS
MS65
1857 Cents (1857 1C) PCGS MS65. Snow-2, FS-401b (FS-001). Type of 1856. Both sides exhibit crisp striking detail and smooth, satiny luster. Otherwise pinkish-rose in color, a splash of light-red tinting is evident on the obverse over the eagle`s right wing...More >>>
RC34097
1C
PCGS
PR65 RB
1861 Confederate 1C Restrike PCGS PR-65RB. A true gem, this confederate cent only saw ca. 12 original pieces struck in 1861. This was done by Philadelphia engraver and die-sinker...More >>>
RC71861CC
1C
NGC
Gem Proof
1861 Confederate Cent 4 Pieces Smithsonian Restrike NGC Gem Proof. Private issue struck 2011. 150th Anniversary, .999 Gold Gem Proof, .999 Platinum Gem Proof, .999 Copper Gem Proof, .999 Silver Gem Proof....More >>>
RC70488
1C
PCGS
XF45
1861 Indian Cent - 1861 Indian 1C PCGS XF45...More >>>
RC79623
1C
NGC
MS67
1861 1C Bashlow Restrike Token, NGC MS67. This Confederate token restrike gleams with bright mint luster on both sides. The obverse shows dark tan and brown...More >>>
RC76001
1C
NGC
MS63
1862 Indian Cent (1862 Indian 1C) NGC MS63. 1862 Indian Head Cent. The Act of February 21, 1857 , provided for the coinage of a new copper-nickel small cent....More >>>
RC70212
1C
PCGS
MS63
1862 1C Indian (1862 Indian Cent) PCGS MS63. Civil War Coin. This mint state, lustrous, Civil War 1862 Indian Cent comes in an OGH (old green holder). Unlike typical...More >>>
RC72110
1C
PCGS
MS63 CAC
1863 Indian Cent (1863 Indian 1C) PCGS MS63 CAC. This satiny, highly lustrous 1863 1 C copper-nickel cent has superior eye appeal and a bold strike...More >>>
RC74939
1C
PCGS
VF35
1864 Copper Nickel 1C PCGS VF35...More >>>
RC75001
1C
NGC
MS63 CAC
1864 Copper Nickel 1C (1864 Indian Cent Copper Nickel) NGC MS63 CAC. This is another CAC grade-verified MS-63 1864 Indian Head Cent from NGC, copper-nickel composition...More >>>
RCE76772
1C
PCGS
AU58
1864 1C Bronze No L Indian Cent, Struck 15% Off Center AU58 PCGS. 1864 Indian Cent, Bronze, No L, Struck 15% Off Center. Here is a near-Uncirculated, Civil War dated 1864...More >>>
RC70158
1C
PCGS
MS63 CAC
1864 Indian Cent PCGS MS63 RB, Bronze. A very nice and affordable Civil War cent, in uncirculated condition with a considerable amount of original Mint red still remaining...More >>>
RC70158
1C
PCGS
MS63 RB CAC
1864 Indian Cent, Bronze - 1864 Indian 1C Bronze, PCGS MS63 RB CAC. This Select Uncirculated, Civil War dated, red and brown 1864 bronze Indian cent is mainly red and has...More >>>
RC771809
1C
PCGS
MS62RB
1865 Indian Cent (1865 1C Indian) PCGS MS62 RB. This Civil War dated 1865 Indian Cent has lovely red and brown toning with flashes of mint luster within the devices...More >>>
RC70906
1C
PCGS
VF20
1865 1C Fancy 5 Indian Cent Double Struck PCGS VF20. This Civil War dated Indian 1865 Error Cent is double struck. This 1865 Indian Cent Error is a pleasant chocolate...More >>>
RC84024
1C
PCGS
MS65 RB
1868 Indian Cent - 1868 1C Indian PCGS MS65RB...More >>>
RC83574
1C
PCGS
MS65 RB
1871 Indian Cent - 1871 1C Indian PCGS MS65 RB...More >>>
RC81790
1C
PCGS
MS65RB CAC
1871 Indian Cent - 1871 1C Indian PCGS MS65RB CAC...More >>>
RC81359
1C
PCGS
MS65 RB
1872 Indian Cent - 1872 1C Indian PCGS MS65RB...More >>>
RC86581
1C
PCGS
MS65 RB
1872 Indian Cent - 1872 1C Indian PCGS MS65RB...More >>>
RC3142001
1C
NGC
MS66 RB CAC
1909-S Indian Cent - 1909-S Indian 1C, NGC MS66 RB CAC. This key date 1909-S Indian Cent is the finest known at CAC and tied for the finest known at NGC and PCGS...More >>>
RC37644
1C
PCGS
AU58
1943 Error Lincoln 1 cent, PCGS AU58. Struck on Silver Dime Planchet PCGS AU58 Treasured by collectors and error specialists alike, any off-metal 1943 cent is indeed special...More >>>
RC70343
1C
PCGS
AU58 CAC
1955 Lincoln 1C Doubled Die Obverse PCGS AU58 CAC. FS-101.... More >>>
RC70586
1C
PCGS
AU58 CAC
1955 Lincoln Cent, Doubled Die Obverse PCGS AU58 CAC. This mainly chocolate brown with touches of light orange, 1955 Lincoln Cent Double Die Obverse is lustrous and clean, for the grade...More >>>
RC39512
1C
NGC
MS64 RED CAC
1955 Lincoln (1955 Lincoln 1c) NGC MS64 RED CAC. 1955 1C Doubled Die Obverse. Mint luster shimmers from within the devices of this premium quality...More >>>
RC71961csa
1C
NGC
MS
1961 1 Cent CSA Bashlow Restrikes 4 Piece Set, NGC MS65 RD, MS65, MS67. Here is a unique opportunity to acquire Bashlow CSA cent restrikes in an NGC set...More >>>
RC7588006
1C
NGC
MS67 RD
1961 CSA Copper 1C Bashlow Restrike Token NGC MS67 RD. This one cent copper, Confederate Bashlow Restrike Token is in superb mint red condition. The piece was...More >>>
RC7587002
1C
NGC
MS68
1961 CSA Goldine 1C Bashlow Restrike Defaced Dies NGC MS68. This one cent Goldine, Confederate Goldine Bashlow Restrike is in superb mint condition. The piece was...More >>>
RC73011
1C
NGC
AU58 BN
(ND) General Motors 1C P-4060 (R-5) NGC AU58 BN. Struck sometime between 1964 and 1969, these were made by General Motors in Warren, Michigan...More >>>
RC73003
1C
NGC
MS63 RB
(ND) General Motors 1C P-4060 (M-1) NGC MS-63RB. Struck sometime between 1964 and 1969, these were made by General Motors in Warren, Michigan...More >>>
RC78934
1C
ANACS
MS63 RB
(ND) General Motors 1C P-4060 (R-5) ANACS MS-63RB. Struck sometime between 1964 and 1969, these were made by General Motors in Warren, Michigan...More >>>
RC73009
1C
NGC
MS63 RB
(ND) General Motors 1C  NGC MS63 RB. Struck sometime between 1964 and 1969, these were made by General Motors in Warren, Michigan. Undated (ca. 1967) General Motors...More >>>
RC74147
1C
ANACS
MS64
1989 Cent - 1989 1C ANACS MS64 - 1989 1C Off-Center. Here is a red, near-Gem 1989 Lincoln cent that has been struck 10% off-center at 6:00. The coin is lustrous with virtually...More >>>
RC7-037
2C
NGC
MS-65 R/B
1864 Large Motto, Two Cent Piece, NGC MS-65 R/B.
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RC7840010
2C
NGC
MS64BN CAC Gold
1864 2 Cent Large Motto - 1864 2C Large Motto NGC MS64 BN CAC Gold. This near-Gem, Civil War-dated 1864 two cent piece is the only gold CAC...More >>>
RC74413
2C
PCGS
MS63 RB
1865 2 Cent (1865 2C) PCGS MS63 RB. Civil War Coin. This Civil War two-cent piece shows light brown toning on the central portion of the obverse and rim...More >>>
RC3105001
2C
NGC
PF66 RB CAC
1870 ANS 2 Cent NGC PF66 RB CAC - 1870 2C ANS Collection, NGC PF66RB, CAC. Here is a superb, Gem proof 1870 two-cent piece that has as its provenance the American...More >>>
UY2973
3CS
NGC
MS64
1851-O Three Cent Silver (1851-O 3CS) NGC MS64. Muted mint luster and magnificent polychromatic toning characterize this New Orleans Mint “trime.”...More >>>
RC76492
3CS
PCGS
AU55 CAC
1862 3CS PCGS AU55 CAC. Civil War Three-Cent Silver. This 1862 three-cent silver or “trime” shows some mint luster under the toning, especially so on the reverse...More >>>
RC3423453
3CS
PCGS
PR66 CAC
1869 3c Silver - 1869 3CS PCGS PR66 CAC. Green label holder. Sharp, with pretty toning...More >>>
RC7-653
5C
NGC
PF67
NGC census 347/842 Numismedia whole sale price $26.00. This one is $21.00
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RC35485
20C
PCGS
PR65
1876 20C PCGS PF65. 1876 Liberty Seated Twenty-Cent Piece. Designed by William Barber, the Twenty-Cent piece was a short-lived and failed experiment created....More >>>
RC76001
Indian Cent
NGC
MS63
1861 Indian Cent NGC MS63. First Civil War dated cents, soon withdrawn from circulation when the Civil War continued. Always in demand for type and date sets...More >>>
RC3005
Lincoln 1c
PCGS
MS64 BN CAC
1917 Doubled Die Obverse Lincoln 1C PCGS MS64 BN CAC. Lovely toning. Looks Red Brown! CAC pop 1/0 for BN (4/2 including RB & RD). Pops are for BN. Popular variety. Arguably the finest in BN...More >>>
RC71075
Bar Cent
PCGS
VF35 CAC
(Circa 1785) Bar Cent PCGS VF35 CAC. ( AKA Bar Copper ). This lustrous, undated, colonial, original copper of circa 1785 Bar Cent has a predominantly even, light tan color...More >>>
RC3040148
Bar Cent
PCGS
MS62BN
(Circa 1785) Bar Cent PCGS MS62 BN. This lustrous, undated, colonial, Uncirculated Bar copper of circa 1785 has a predominantly even, light tan color on the obverse...More >>>

Cents and Half Cents were the first coins struck for circulation by the United States Mint. Coinage began in 1793 with laws specifying that the cent should weigh exactly twice as much as the half cent. Large Cents are dated every year from 1793 to 1857 with the exception of 1815, when a lack of copper prevented production.

All were coined at the Philadelphia Mint. Mintage records in some cases may be inaccurate, as many of the early pieces were struck later than the dates shown on the coins. Varieties listed are those most significant to collectors. Numerous other die varieties may be found because each of the early dies was individually made. Values of varieties not listed in this guide depend on collector interest, rarity, and demand.

Proof large cents were first made in 1817; all Proofs are rare, as they were not made available to the general public before the mid-1850s.



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