Large Cents 1793 - 1857

Large cent coins have a rich and significant history in the early United States currency system. Minted from 1793 to 1857, these copper coins went through several design changes during this period. They hold the distinction of being the first coins struck at the Philadelphia Mint. Today, collecting large cent coins is a popular and beloved hobby among numismatists.  The journey of large cent coins began in the late 18th century, as the young United States sought to establish its own currency system. The early designs featured a wreath on the reverse side, symbolizing the agricultural economy of the nation. Over time, the designs evolved, showcasing different iterations of the wreath, including the iconic Liberty Cap and Draped Bust designs.


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