Classic Head Large Cent Collecting & Facts

The Classic Head Large Cent wasn't called "Classic" until the mid-1800's by a collector, and was first known as the "The Blowsy Barmaid". It was not a popular design over the previous Draped Bust Large Cent of 1796-1807, and the Classic Head mintage was mired with copper shortages and poor planchet quality.

It was minted just before, during, and shortly after The War of 1812 and during one of the largest expansion eras of the newly founded United States Of America.

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1810/09 Over Date
1811/0 Over date
1812 Small Date
1812 Large Date
1814 Crosslet 4
1814 Plain 4

SPECIFICATIONS:

Designer: John Reich

Diameter: 28-29 millimeters

Metal content: Copper - 100%

Weight: 168 grains (10.89 grams)

Edge: Plain

Mint mark: None (Philadelphia)


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