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Unique Circulated Early Cent Collection

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Overview & Details

Unique Circulated Early Cent Collection  
You may have a smart-looking collection of American coinage, but does it have any cents? Just to make sure, bring home this set of early American cents. All come in hand-selected circulated condition in a velvet-covered display box. Make cents?

What You Get

  • Large cent
  • Indian Head cent copper-nickel
  • 1909 Lincoln Wheat Ears VDB cent
  • Velvet-covered metal display box   

Good to Know
  • All coin items considered for return must be in their original condition as sold. Seals and cases contribute to the value of the coin and currency collectibles and must remain intact and unbroken. This applies but is not limited to: grading cases, Mint and Proof cases and packages, bag seals, original government sealed packaging and/or any other special packaging or containers.

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The Key Specs

Coin Grade/Condition: Hand-selected circulated condition
Mint Mark: Random Mints
Packaging: Encapsulated

Coin 1

Obverse: Large Cent - Potrait of Liberty Indian Head Cent - Lady Liberty wearing an Indian headdress Lincoln Wheat Ears Cent - Portrait of Abraham Lincoln
Reverse: Large Cent - Inscription ONE CENT Indian Head Cent - ONE CENT wrapped in a laurel leaf with a federal shield above Lincoln Wheat Ears Cent - Two sheaves of wheat framing the inscriptions ONE CENT, E PLURIBUS UNUM and UNITED STATES OF AMERICA
Composition: 95% copper
Diameter: Large Cent - Approx. 27mm (1.06") or 29mm (1.14") Other Cents - Approx. 19mm (0.75") each
Weight: Large Cent - Approx. 10.9 grams (0.4 oz.) Other Cents - Approx. 3.11 grams (0.11 oz.) each

The Basics - Box

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


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 

Indian Head cent copper-nickel
  • The Indian Head one-cent coin was produced by the United States Bureau of the Mint from 1859 to 1909  
  • The copper-nickel version was only minted from 1859-1864. During 1864 the US Mint changed the composition of the coins to bronze.
  • Designed by James Barton Longacre, the Chief Engraver at the Philadelphia Mint 

1909 Lincoln Wheat Ears VDB cent
  • Introduced in 1909 to celebrate the 100th anniversary of Lincoln's birth
  • First U.S. circulating coin to bear a president's image   
  • 1909 was the only year that the designer’s initials VDB appeared on the reverse of the coin

Hand-selected circulated condition
  • These coins have been hand-picked from the best examples of publicly circulated coins

  • Helps protect coins' condition during storage and display


Unique Circulated Early Cent Collection

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