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Early Type Cents

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    1816-1935 Matron Head Large Cent Very Good

    1816-1935 Matron Head Large Cent Very Good

    Early U.S. Mint cents were modeled on familiar British copper pennies of the day. That's why they were called pennies rather than the official cent. They were significantly larger than the one cent coins of today. A wide variety of engravings were...

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  • 1796-1807 Draped Bust Large Cent Good

    Early U.S. Mint cents were modeled on familiar British copper pennies of the day. That's why they were called pennies rather than the official cent. The 1796-1807 Draped Bust type originated during George Washington's presidency and was partly designed...

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  • U.S. 1808-1814 Classic Head Large Cent Good

    1808-1814 Classic Head Large Cent Good

    Early U.S. Mint cents were modeled on familiar British copper pennies of the day. That's why they were called pennies rather than the official cent. The 1808-1814 Classic Head introduced the liberty coronet and 13 stars. 29mm

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  • U.S. 1816-1835 Matron Head Large Cent Good

    1816-1835 Matron Head Large Cent Good

    Early U.S. Mint cents were modeled on familiar British copper pennies of the day. That's why they were called pennies rather than the official cent. The 1816-1835 Matron Head was the last coin engraving of Robert Scot, who designed some of the first...

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    U.S. 1839-1857 Braided Hair Large Cent Good

    1839-1857 Braided Hair Large Cent Good

    This big copper weighs almost four times as much as later small cents. Early U.S. Mint cents were modeled on big British copper pennies of the day. That's why they were called pennies, a name that stuck even though their official denomination was always...

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  • U.S. 1839-1857 Braided Hair Large Cent Fine

    1839-1857 Braided Hair Large Cent Fine

    Early U.S. Mint cents were modeled on big British copper pennies. This Braided Hair Liberty was the last and most elegant of early U.S. Mint big coppers. Well-preserved Fine quality passed through commerce in antebellum America. Our choice of 1839-1857...

    $79.00
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