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Large Cents (1793 - 1857)

Cents and half cents were the first coins struck for circulation under the United States government. Coinage of Large Cents began in 1793 and its laws stated that all cents had to weigh exactly twice as much as the Half Cent. All Large cents were minted only at the Philadelphia Mint. Proofs of Large Cents were made only in 1817 and all Proofs are extremely rare cents. The first Large cent and one of the first American coins struck at the U.S. mint was the Flowing Hair cent (1793). Then the Liberty Cap large cent design followed (1793-1796) to please the people who had objections that the earlier design was not a fair representation of Liberty. The first cents of this type had beaded borders (like the Flowing Hair Large cents), while following Liberty Cap cents had denticled border. The 1794 Starred Reverse is a unique variety that has 94 tiny stars placed among the denticles on the reverse. In 1796, the Liberty Cap design was replaced with the Draped Bust Large cent (1796-1807) designed by Robert Scot, featuring a better-looking Miss Liberty wearing a ribbon in her hair. This type underwent numerous changes and errors in its design including small dates, large dates, small fraction, large fraction, broken dies, restriekes, overdates and other errors. 1799 is the rarest date of this series and 1807/6 Large cent is another rare variety. The Classic Head cent (1808-1814) followed with cents that wore not struck as well as before. That's why coin collectors find it hard to get dates in choice condition. Due to a fire at the Mint, no cent was struck in 1815. In 1816, the Classic Head design was replaced with a new Liberty head design - the Coronet or Matron head and later the Braided Hair (1816-1857). 1816 is the year when the date was placed in the middle at the bottom of the obverse for the first time on a Large cent. 1816 is also a popular 1st year of issue for this type.

The Executive Coin Company is one of the top coin dealers in United States who offers a variety of Large Cents for sale in different grades, condition, and rarity. Our selection includes early date Large cents with beautiful toning and red-brown color and surfaces. All cents we offer are expertly photographed with great care and accuracy to help you make the best choice for your unique collection! Check out our online selection below.
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   1787 MASSACHUSETTS HORNED EAGLE 1c NGC VF DETAILS ENVIRONMENTAL DAMAGE $290.00
   1793 Large Cent PCGS Genuine Smoothed VF Details Wreath Vine Bars Edge S.6 R.3 $4,055.00
   1793 Large Cent VF/XF Detail VINE + BARS S.11A R.4+ $4,375.00
   1793 Large Cent Wreath - VINE and BARS EDGE PCGS Genuine Env. Damage XF DETAILS $12,105.00
   1794 Large Cent Nice VG/F S.71 R.2 Decent Color & Surfaces Head of 1794 $580.00
   1794 Large Cent VF Detail Head of 1794 Flowing Hair Variety Nice Brown Color $640.00
   1794 Liberty Cap Large Cent F/VF Detail HEAD OF 1794 Great Color $685.00
   1794 Large Cent VF Detail HEAD OF 1794 Nice Color $740.00
   1794 Large Cent Head of 1794 R.5- S.51 VF Detail Decent Eye Appeal Nice Strike $740.00
   1794 Large Cent VF/XF Detail S.58 R.3 THICK PLANCHET Head of 1794 $1,475.00
   1794 Large Cent HEAD OF 1794 NGC VF DETAILS ENVIRONMENTAL DAMAGE $1,685.00
   1794 Large Cent XF Great Type Coin $1,700.00
   1795 Large Cent PCGS F15 Plain Edge S.78 Tough To Find In A Holder Nice Strike $1,160.00
   1796 Large Cent PCGS G06 LIHERTY Error, Overall Nice Color&Surfaces $1,110.00
   1796 Large Cent Nice VG LIHERTY Error S.104 R.3+ Nice Eye Appeal $1,580.00
   1797 Large Cent Choice VF+ S.120B Gripped Edge $1,275.00
   1798 Large Cent VF/XF Detail Decent Eye Appeal S.157 R.2 STYLE 1 HAIR $1,055.00
   1798 Large Cent Nice XF Detail STYLE 2 HAIR Nice Strike $1,475.00
   1800/1798 Large Cent VF/XF Detail S.191 Style 1 Hair Obverse is Spectacular $685.00
   1801 Large Cent Nice F/VF S.221 1/100 over 1/1000 Tough To Find This Nice $320.00
   1801 Large Cent Choice F/VF 1/1000 Fraction S.223 Wonderfully Original $425.00
   1802 Large Cent Nice VF S.225 Rim Break Obverse Nice Strike Great Eye Appeal $370.00
   1802 Large Cent VF/XF Detail GREAT COLOR Nice Eye Appeal S.239 R.3 $475.00
   1802 Large Cent PCGS XF Detail S-231 R.1 No Stems $635.00
   1802 Large Cent PCGS XF Detail S-225 R.2 Lot of Look for the Price $635.00
   1803 Large Cent VG/F Detail S.261 Large Date, Large Fraction $90.00
   1803 Large Cent Choice VF/XF SMALL DATE SMALL FRACTION $475.00
   1803 Large Cent Choice VF/XF SMALL DATE S.251 R.2 SMALL FRACTION $475.00
   1803 Large Cent XF/AU S.258 Small Date Large Fraction Nice Strike $870.00
   1805 Large Cent Nice XF S.268 R.3 Nice Eye Appeal Exceptional Strike $925.00
   1807 Large Cent Nice AG/G S.276 Large Fraction Rotated Reverse Nice Eye Appeal $62.00
   1810 Large Cent G Detail Slightly Bent But CHEAP!!!!! $37.00
   1810 Large Cent Nice G Nice Eye Appeal Nice Color & Surfaces $85.00
   1810 Large Cent Nice VF+ Detail S.283 A Lot Of Coin For The Money Great Value $475.00
   1810/09 Large Cent NGC XF Details S.281 Environmental Damage Great Value $950.00
   1812 Large Cent S.288 R.3 VG/F Detail Decent Eye Appeal $145.00
   1812 Large Cent Small Date F/VF Detail Decent Eye Appeal CHEAP!!!!!! $160.00
   1812 Large Cent VF/XF Detail S-288 R.3 Large Date A Bit Dark but Great Value $555.00
   1812 Large Cent VF/XF Detail S.288 R.3 Large Date, Great Planchet $685.00
   1813 Large Cent XF Detail S.293 A Whole Lotta Coin For The Money Nice Strike $635.00
   1814 Large Cent Nice VG Plain 4 S.295 Nice Eye Appeal Nice Strike $130.00
   1816 Large Cent Choice F/VF Nice Eye Appeal Nice Strike $64.00
   1817 Large Cent Nice AU/BU N.8 13 Stars Nice Strike Tough to Find $265.00
   1817 Large Cent Nice BU Detail N.9 MOUSE ON HEAD 13 Stars $475.00
   1818 Large Cent PCGS MS63 Great Color & Surfaces $790.00
   1819 Large Cent VF Nice Eye Appeal Nice Strike $58.00
   1820/19 Large Cent Nice XF+ N.1 Large Date Nice Strike Tough to Find $265.00
   1821 Large Cent PCGS XF Detail N.2 R.1 Color&Surfaces a bit off, A Great Value $580.00
   1822 Large Cent VG/F Detail N.10 Dark and a bit porous $30.00
   1822 Large Cent F Detail N.10 Nice color, surfaces a bit porous $32.00
   1822 Large Cent Nice VG N.4 Nice Eye Appeal Nice COlor And Surface $39.00
   1822 Large Cent Nice VG/F N.10 Nice Eye Appeal Nice Strike $40.00
   1822 Large Cent VF N.5 R.3 Nice Color, Surfaces a bit off $90.00
   1822 Large Cent Nice VF+ Nice Eye Appeal Nice Strike $100.00
   1822 Large Cent N.5 R.3 Grade: Nice VF/XF $185.00
   1823/2 Large Cent PCGS XF Detail N.1 R.2-, Great Value $790.00
   1824 Large Cent Choice VG/F N.3 Wonderfully Original Nice Strike $37.00
   1824 Large Cent Nice XF N.4 R.2+ Great Color & Surfaces $290.00
   1825 Large Cent VF/XF Detail N.9 Nice Strike $53.00
   1825 Large Cent Nice XF+ Detail N.7 R.3 Color & Surfaces a bit off $185.00
   1826 Large Cent Nice VG N.5 Nice Eye Appeal Nice Color And Surfaces $29.00
   1826 Large Cent F Detail N.4 Color and Surfaces Just a Bit Off Decent Eye Appeal $32.00
   1826 Large Cent Nice Eye Appeal A Touch Dark N.7 R.1 Grade: F/VF $34.00
   1826 Large Cent Choice XF N.5 Wonderfully Original Nice Strike $125.00
   1826/5 Large Cent Nice XF N.8 R.2 Hard Planchet $475.00
   1826 Large Cent Choice AU/BU Superb Eye Appeal NICE STRIKE $580.00
   1827 Large Cent VG N.2 R.3 Nice Color & Surfaces A Couple of Rim Bumps $27.00
   1827 Large Cent Choice VF N.7 R.3 Superb Eye Appeal Nice Strike $85.00
   1828 Large Cent F Detail Large Narrow Date N.7 R.3 Nice Strike Decent Eye Appeal $34.00
   1828 Large Cent Choice VF- N.5 R.2 Great Color & Surfaces Large narrow date $74.00
   1828 Large Cent Choice VF+ Detail Large Narrow Date N.11 Great Color $79.00
   1831 Large Cent Nice VF+ N.6 Large Letters, Nice Color & Surfaces $69.00
   1831 Large Cent Nice AU LARGE LETTERS Great Color Nice Strike $240.00
   1833 Large Cent Choice VF/XF N.6 Great Color & Surfaces $74.00
   1833 Large Cent Choice XF/AU N.5 Wonderfully Original Nice Strike $140.00
   1833 Large Cent Choice XF/AU N.5 REVERSE DIE ROTATION $185.00
   1835 Large Cent NGC MS63BN N.7 Great Brown Color & Surfaces $765.00
   1837 Large Cent Choice F Plain Cords Medium Letters N.7 Wonderfully Original $30.00
   1837 Large Cent Choice F/VF Plain Cords Medium Letters Great Eye Appeal $40.00
   1837 Large Cent Choice VF+ Plain Cords Medium Letters Superb Eye Appeal $69.00
   1837 Large Cent Choice XF+ N.11 Head of 1838 Great Color & Surface $95.00
   1837 Large Cent Choice XF+ N.5 Plain Cords, Small Letters, Awsome Color&Surfaces $125.00
   1837 Large Cent Choice XF+ N.12 R.3- Head of 1838 $125.00
   1837 Large Cent Choice AU Head of 1838 N.9 Wonderfully Original Nice Strike $160.00
   1837 Large Cent Nice BU Detail N.6 Plain Cords, Medium Letters $235.00
   1838 Large Cent Nice F/VF N.9 R.3- Great Color & Surfaces $29.00
   1838 Large Cent Near F/VF N.2 Nice Eye Appeal Nice Strike Nice Color & Surfaces $30.00
   1838 Large Cent Nice F/VF Nice Eye Appeal Nice Strike Nice Color & Surfaces $37.00
   1838 Large Cent XF Detail N.1 Surfaces nice, color a bit off $79.00
   1838 Large Cent Choice AU/BU N.7 Great Color & Surfaces $225.00
   1840 Large Cent Nice VG Large Date Wonderfully Original Nice Strike $27.00
   1842 Large Cent Choice VF+ Large Date Superb Eye Appeal Nice Strike $53.00
   1842 Large Cent Choice XF Large Date Great Color and Surfaces $58.00
   1842 Large Cent Choice XF Large Date Great Eye Appeal Nice Strike $64.00
   1842 Large Cent Choice XF Great Eye Appeal Nice Strike $69.00
   1844 Large Cent Nice G/VG Nice Eye Appeal Nice Strike Nice Color & Surfaces $35.00
   1845 Large Cent PCGS XF40 Grate Color & Surfaces $64.00
   1846 Large Cent Choice F/VF Great Eye Appeal Nice Strike Great Color & Surfaces $29.00
   1847 Hawaii One Cent NGC AU Details Decent Eye Appeal Tough to Find $370.00
   1851 Large Cent Nice VG/F Nice Eye Appeal Nice Strike Nice Color & Surfaces $36.00
   1853 Large Cent NGC MS62BN N.R. Recut 1 in Date Great Color and Surfaces $290.00
   1854 Large Cent NGC MS64BN Nice Color and Surfaces Rotated Reverse $350.00
   1855 Large Cent PCGS MS64BN Upright 55 CAC Sticker, A hint of Red showing thru $395.00
   1856 Large Cent PCGS MS64BN Slanted 5 GREAT COLOR Nice Luster $500.00
   1857 Large Cent VF/XF Detail Key Date Large Date Cleaned Mark On Reverse As Well $150.00