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Large Cent
Years of Production: 1793 through 1857
Compostion: Copper
Minted at: Large cents were struck at the Philadelphia Mint.
Location of Mint Mark: No mint mark - all Large cents were struck in Philadelphia.
Designer: The "Coronet Type" Large cent was designed by Robert Scot.
Comments: A Variety of Large cents were struck, including the "Flowing Hair," Liberty Cap," "Draped Bust," "Classic Head," and "Coronet Type," pictured at right. Click coins at right to view obverse and reverse coin detail.

Coins - Pennies - Large Cents





Coin collecting or Numismatics rewards the hobbyist in many ways. Coin values can be strictly described as the monetary value or price of given coins; but the knowledge of history, economics and geography available to coin collectors makes coin collecting an invaluable experience well worth sharing with friends, children and grandchildren.

A coin collection need not start with particularly old, rare, or valuable coins of gold or silver. Young collectors are captivated by the unfamiliar designs of such standard American coins as the Indian Head Penny and the Buffalo Nickel. Representative examples of such quintessential coins can be obtained at minimal cost to novice collectors willing to accept coins with high mintages or some wear. Patient culling can be more economical than paying dealer prices. Such coins will help teach basic lessons in grading coins and help to fill up the empty slots in the novice's coin albums. The newly released State Quarters series and Sacagawea Dollars can also be interesting points of entry for young hobbyists discovering the world of coin collecting.

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