are a classification of pennies that were produced at the Philadelphia mint
in the United States starting in 1793 and running all the way up to 1857. The
composition of large cents is of pure copper. In the early years of producing
large cents, there were many different die varieties as the dies used for producing
for the large cents were generally hand made. This makes for many desirable
variations for large cents collectors. Of the most valuable large cents produced
is the 1793 Flowing Hair, Chain Reverse large cent, the first America produced
in it's beginning days. The Liberty Cap large cents were produced next in the
line of large cents and was made for just a few years between 1793 and 1796.
in this series of large cents exist and some can carry quite a significant value.
After the Liberty Cap large cents came the Draped Bust large cents, which were
produced between 1796 and 1807. Many of the large cents in this series of coins
can be quite common as these are some of the easiest large cents to acquire
for collections. The Classic Head large cents followed up the Draped Bust large
cents and were produced between 1808 and 1814.
Head design is one of the most aesthetically pleasing of the large cents as
they were produced in a time when the Philadelphia mint was coming into some
technological advancement for the time, enabling them to produce more uniform
coins without so many errors or die breaks to contend with. After a one year
break from making the large cents, the mint returned to produce the Liberty
Head large cents. The Liberty Head large cents had a basic design that would
last from 1816 all the way to the end of the large cents era in 1857.
Head large cents, the Young Matron Head large cents and the Braided Hair large
cents are changes over the life of this design would show that the Liberty Head
large cents could adapt to an ever changing current of burgeoning fashion and
confidence in early America. At Nevada Coin & Jewelry in Las Vegas, our coin
experts are well trained in the art of determining value of the American large
cents. Although many of the designs and variations are still quite common, some
large cents can have some extreme value and rarity.
your large cents in to any of the Nevada Coin & Jewelry locations any let our
professional numismatists guide you in determining the value and numismatic
appeal to your coins. We also pride ourselves on providing the best cash offers
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