U.S. Large Cent (Coronet or Braided Type)

Date: 1816 to 1857
United States

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  • Ships in 3 - 6 days within the US. Orders over $50 ship free!
  • Includes info card and Certificate of Authenticity.
  • Your purchase will match the quality of the items shown.

Origin: Large cents were minted by the United States from 1793 to 1857. They were among the first coins ever authorized by the U.S. Congress under the newly ratified Constitution, and were initially made of pure copper. The large cent underwent several design changes during its lifespan, with the early designs featuring a portrait of Lady Liberty on the obverse and a wreath on the reverse. These specific large cents include a mix of Coronet cents and braided hair cents. These designs are nearly identical aside from minor differences, with the former beginning production in 1816 and the latter in 1839.

Despite its popularity and longevity, the large cent was eventually replaced by the smaller, more convenient Flying Eagle cent in 1857. The large cent was simply too large and heavy to be practical for everyday use, and its size made it difficult to carry and store in large quantities. The Flying Eagle cent, which was made of a copper-nickel alloy, was much easier to handle and store, and it quickly became the preferred coin of commerce. U.S. pennies have not changed significantly in size since large cents were phased out.

Each includes a Certificate of Authenticity.

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Your order will include:

  • One large cent, dated 1815 -1857
    • Acrylic display case
    • Detail cards with relevant information about your unique coins
    • Certificate of Authenticity

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