Now, thanks to a recent purchase, you can add a set of historic early American large cents to your collection! Although there are many design types in this very historic series of 1793 to 1857, the last large cents were the Braided Hair type. Struck at the Philadelphia Mint over a century and a half ago, these treasured coins weigh four times as much as today’s cent and are much larger in diameter.
When replaced by new, smaller cents in 1857, thousands of U.S. large cents disappeared as they were exchanged for the new 1¢ pieces and melted down for re-coining. The historic large-size Braided Hair cents, depicting Liberty with a braid and wearing a coronet, were coins of the working people. Though seldom available in quantity, we recently acquired a nice group to offer you five different dates from 1851-1856. Your5-coin set comes in a display case and you'll SAVE off individual prices. A genuine legacy from the era of the gold rush and Westward Expansion – don’t wait to get yours.
- Product Type: Sets
- Mint Mark: Philadelphia
- Year: Mixed Years
- Presentation: With Case