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Obverse of 1842 Large Cent     Reverse of 1842 Large Cent


1842 LARGE CENT

PCGS No: 1955

Mintage:

Circulation strikes: 2,383,390
Proofs: estimated 20

Designer: Christian Gobrecht

Diameter: 27 millimeters

Metal content:
Copper - 100%

Weight: 168 grains (10.89 grams)

Edge: Plain

Mintmark: None (Philadelphia)

Images courtesy of Ira & Larry Goldberg Coins & Collectibles, Inc.

Varieties (8):
Newcomb 1 - Scarce
Newcomb 2 - Very Common
Newcomb 3 - Scarce
Newcomb 4 - Common
Newcomb 5 - Scarce
Newcomb 6 - Common
Newcomb 7 - Scarce
Newcomb 8 - Very Common
Newcomb 9 - Common
Newcomb 10Delisted

Significant examples:
See individual variety listings

Recent appearances:
See individual variety listings

(illustrated above).  Ex - Ira & Larry Goldberg Coins & Collectibles, Inc.'s "The Benson Collection" Sale - Part 1, February 18-20, 2001

Notes:
The finest Uncirculated "Large Date" Brown examples graded by PCGS are 2 MS-65BN's.  The finest Uncirculated "Large Date" Red-Brown example graded by PCGS is a single MS-66RB.  The finest Uncirculated "Large Date" Red example graded by PCGS is a single MS-65RD.

The finest Uncirculated "Small Date" Brown examples graded by PCGS are 2 MS-65BN's.  The finest Uncirculated "Small Date" Red-Brown example graded by PCGS is a single MS-64RB.

The finest Proof Brown examples graded by PCGS are 2 PR-64BN's.

Sources and/or recommended reading:
"The PCGS Population Report, October 2003" by The Professional Coin Grading Service

"Attribution Guide For United States Large Cents 1840-1857", 2nd edition by J.R. Grellman and Jules Reiver