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1844 LARGE CENT

PCGS Nos: 1856, 1857, 1859, 1962, 1963

Mintage:

Circulation strikes: 2,398,752
Proofs: estimated 30

Designer: Christian Gobrecht

Diameter: 27 millimeters

Metal content:
Copper - 100%

Weight: 168 grains (10.89 grams)

Edge: Plain

Mintmark: None (Philadelphia)

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

Significant examples:
See individual variety listings

Recent appearances:
See individual variety listings

Notes:
The finest Uncirculated Brown examples graded by PCGS are 7 MS-64BN's.

The finest Uncirculated Red-Brown examples graded by PCGS are 4 MS-64RB's.

The finest Uncirculated "1844/81" Brown example graded by PCGS are 2 MS-64BN's.

The finest Proof Red-Brown example graded by PCGS is a single PR-65RB.

The finest Proof Red example graded by PCGS is a single PR-64RD.

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