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Large Cent, 2-Cent and 3-Cent United States Coin Set

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Large Cent, 2-Cent and 3-Cent United States Coin Set 
Be sure to put your 2 cents' worth into your rare coin collection — and then some. This set features three rare pieces of 19th century American coinage that haven't been widely circulated for more than 120 years. Hand selected from circulated coins, these pieces represent a historic period in the life of the United States and its coinage. They promise to make compelling additions to any collection of rare or early American coinage.

What You Get
 
  • Large cent coin
  • 2-cent coin
  • 3-cent coin
  • Velvet-covered metal box

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The Key Specs

Coin Grade/Condition: Circulated condition
Date: Random
Mint Mark: Random Mint
Packaging: Encapsulated

Coin 1

Obverse: Large Cent - Profile of Lady Liberty with braided hair and 13 stars 2-Cent - Modified Union Shield 3-Cent - Lady Liberty
Reverse: Large Cent - "ONE CENT" inside of wreath with text "UNITED STATES OF AMERICA" 2-Cent - "2 Cents" inside of a wreath 3-Cent - Roman numerals "III" inside of a wreath
Diameter: Large Cent - Approx. 27mm (1.06") or 29mm (1.14") 2-Cent - Approx. 23mm (0.91") 3-Cent - Approx. 17.9mm (0.71")
Weight: Large Cent - Approx. 10.9 grams (0.4 oz.) 2-Cent - Approx. 6.22 grams (0.22 oz.) 3-Cent - Approx. 1.94 grams (0.07 oz.)

The Basics - Box

Measurements: Approx. 6"W x 1"H x 2-1/4" Deep

Features

Rare/obsolete coin set
  • Features coins that haven't been widely used in circulation since the 19th century  
 
Large cent coin
  • Minted from 1793 to 1857, when it was officially replaced by the modern-size one-cent coin 
  • Made of 100% copper with an original face value of 1/100 of a dollar 
  • Contained twice as much copper as the half cent 
  • All large cents were minted in Philadelphia 
  • Obverse design was modified through the years 
  • The final designs were called the Coronet Cents and featured the "Matron Head" designs that gave Liberty a slimmer, more youthful appearance
 
2-cent coin
  • One of the shortest-lived issues of United States coinage (1864 - 1873)
  • First coin to bear the motto "In God We Trust", due to increased religious sentiment during the Civil War crisis

3-cent coin
  • 3-cent "nickel" pieces were first issued in 1865 due to their silver counterpart (Trimes) being hoarded by the public 
  • Minted until 1889 

Hand-selected circulated condition from random years of mintage 
  • Hand-picked from optimal examples of circulated coins 
  • Randomly selected from coins minted between the 1820s and the 1850s

Encapsulated
  • Helps protect coins' condition during storage and display

REVIEWS

Large Cent, 2-Cent and 3-Cent United States Coin Set

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  • Makes Cents

    The ungraded coins were in very reasonable condition. I liked the set very much.

    1bigal1, NY
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  • Surprised

    I bought this set and the coins were very nice which surprised me because hsn has let me down a few times.

    Greyhound42, AK
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  • Large Cent Sets

    I order 4 sets of these large cents, and the Three cents are the same DATES??? I think you need to check before I order any more, so I don't get the same DATES. Thank you!!!

    fisherman71, TX
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  • Disappointed.

    The condition of the 2 cent was horrible. It was very warn, could barely read in God We Trust. Also, five of the letters in United States of America were not visible. The large cent and 3 cent were okay. I'm disappointed in the quality. The hinged box is nice.

    TuliTuli, MI
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