Have you ever owned a large cent? (*Check this out if you haven't)

Discussion in 'Coin Chat' started by lordmarcovan, May 3, 2022.

  1. lordmarcovan

    lordmarcovan Eclectic & Eccentric Moderator

    If your answer is "yes", post some!

    If your answer is "no", click here! ;)
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  3. lordmarcovan

    lordmarcovan Eclectic & Eccentric Moderator

    For those in the club, post away.

    Here are just a few I've had.

    1803 PCGS F15

    1818 PCGS MS62 BN (likely ex-Randall Hoard)

    1853 PCGS MS63 BN
  4. Omegaraptor

    Omegaraptor Gobrecht/Longacre Enthusiast


    I'll have a 1796 Liberty Cap cent in hand and ready to post in a couple days, but this is my 1796 Draped Bust. This particular one is S-102, which is one of the more common 1796 Bust varieties... at R-4.

    I cherrypicked this one for $25 off an Ebay BIN as a dateless coin. Even besides all four date digits being visible in hand (albeit barely), the Style 1 Hair, loop-punch exclusive to Reverse of 1794/95, and a few other identifying factors make the variety identifiable without too much effort. Despite the low grade, this was a steal.

    The 1796 Draped Bust Cent is a tough and somewhat underrated issue. Although the mintage figures say that about 109k Caps and 363k Busts were minted in 1796, the Bust is notably tougher to come by, and the 96 Cap in itself is the toughest of the three affordable Liberty Cap dates. The most common variety is an R-3, and Sheldon collectors need 27 varieties to complete the set for 1796 Draped Bust alone (as opposed to eleven for the Liberty Cap), which results in a large portion of the known examples being off the market and in collections.
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  5. SensibleSal66

    SensibleSal66 U.S Casual Collector / Error Collector

    MY first Largie!! Dug while Metal detecting in clay-like soil, about 7 inches down.
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  6. SensibleSal66

    SensibleSal66 U.S Casual Collector / Error Collector

    Then not long after, a 1803 Draped Bust(sm. date, Large fraction) in dark rich soil in 3 inches of dirt. 1803LGCENTOBV.jpg 1803LGCENTREV.jpg
  7. BRandM

    BRandM Counterstamp Collector

    Looks like you hit the jackpot, Sal. Great stuff.

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  8. dwhiz

    dwhiz Collector Supporter

    All in my 7070 Large cents.jpg
  9. SensibleSal66

    SensibleSal66 U.S Casual Collector / Error Collector

    Thanks! I was blessed that year which was my best year of Metal Detecting right before Lyme Disease ended it all. Being in the woods was GREAT but for the disease, it wasn't worth it. Take Care, Be Safe all.:) SAL
  10. dwhiz

    dwhiz Collector Supporter

    How could I forget this beauty 3 hole large cent 3.jpg
  11. SensibleSal66

    SensibleSal66 U.S Casual Collector / Error Collector

    Hey @dwhiz ! That's Not a coin.:yawn: It's a Button NOW. :p:hilarious:
    The other one's are great by the way.
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  12. ZoidMeister

    ZoidMeister Hamlet Squire of Tomfoolery . . . . . Supporter

  13. Mr.MonkeySwag96

    Mr.MonkeySwag96 Well-Known Member

  14. Lawtoad

    Lawtoad Well-Known Member

  15. Mat

    Mat Ancient Coincoholic

  16. Paddy54

    Paddy54 Hey brother can you spare a half dime?

  17. ldhair

    ldhair Clean Supporter

  18. furryfrog02

    furryfrog02 Well-Known Member

    I only have a couple of large cents. This is my favorite. I edited it to keep it PG(ish). :p
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  19. CircCam

    CircCam Victory

    I think these are awesome in all grades and conditions, was the first series that really spoke to me when I started.

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  20. ldhair

    ldhair Clean Supporter

  21. ewomack

    ewomack 魚の下着

    I have far more half cents, but I do have 2 large cents, neither in fantastic shape, but I still like them anyway. Someone on this forum told me that the 1819 is actually a pretty scarce variety, but I'd have to look that up again.


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