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Obverse of 1845 Large Cent    Reverse of 1845 Large Cent


1845 LARGE CENT

PCGS Nos: 1862, 1863, 1864, 1965

Mintage:

Circulation strikes: 3,894,804
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 David Akers Numismatics, Inc.

Varieties (15):
Newcomb 1 - Very Scarce
Newcomb 2 - Very Common
Newcomb 3 - Very Scarce
Newcomb 4 - Very Common
Newcomb 5 - Very Common
Newcomb 6 - Common
Newcomb 7 - Rare
Newcomb 8 - Very Common
Newcomb 9 - Common
Newcomb 10 - Scarce
Newcomb 11 - Scarce
Newcomb 12 - Scarce
Newcomb 13 - Common
Newcomb 14
Newcomb 15 - Scarce

Significant examples:
See individual variety listings

"Proof" (illustrated above).  Ex - Pittman collection

Recent appearances:
See individual variety listings

Notes:
The finest Uncirculated Brown example graded by PCGS is a single MS-65BN.

The finest Uncirculated Red-Brown examples graded by PCGS are 2 MS-65RB's.

The finest Uncirculated Red examples graded by PCGS are 2 MS-64RD's.

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

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