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Tuesday, January 18, 2011

United States Large Cent Identifier

United States Large Cent Identifier, will help you to identify the type of large cent you have and the year the design was produced.

The United States mint began producing US large cents in the year 1793 and continued striking the large copper cents through the year 1857. Collectors have avidly sought out examples to fill their collections since the inception of these coins.

Not only those who seek out large cents come across them. People will find one or two large cents mixed in with an inheritance, or when cleaning out storage items or maybe they've bought an example in a flea market or yard sale. Finding information like grade and value can be difficult. On line sites will help but can take a long time to sift through.

Basically their are six main types of United States Large cents. The picture at the top of this article shows all six in the order of their appearance.


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