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Thursday, November 25, 2010

Key Date United States Large Cents

Key Date United States Large Cents, are slowly disappearing from the numismatic marketplace today. Finding good examples to fill your set will prove to be a daunting task. Coins that do become available are out reach financially to most collectors.

Large cents where first produced by the United States Mint in the year 1793. Every year there after with the exception of 1815, is represented through 1857. Early years are some of the most difficult coins to obtain. Finding high grade examples now, will run in the tens of thousands of dollars.

When the large cent was first introduced, the general public was pretty upset with the horrible look on Liberty's face. She was said to look frightened by some and worse then that, frightening by others. The mint quickly reformed the dies and produced a different cap type for the following year.
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