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Obverse of 1849 Large Cent     Reverse of 1849 Large Cent


1849 LARGE CENT

PCGS Nos: 1886, 1887, 1888, 1976, 1977, 1978

Mintage:

Circulation strikes: 4,178,500
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 (30):
Newcomb 1 - Very Scarce
Newcomb 2 - Common
Newcomb 3 - Very Scarce
Newcomb 4 - Very Common
Newcomb 5 - Very Scarce
Newcomb 6Delisted
Newcomb 7 - Very Scarce
Newcomb 8 - Common
Newcomb 9 - Very Scarce
Newcomb 10 - Scarce
Newcomb 11 - Very Common
Newcomb 12 - Very Common
Newcomb 13
Newcomb 14 - Scarce
Newcomb 15Delisted
Newcomb 16 - Rare
Newcomb 17 - Very Scarce
Newcomb 18
Newcomb 19 - Rare
Newcomb 20 - Very Common
Newcomb 21 - Very Scarce
Newcomb 22 - Very Common
Newcomb 23 - Scarce
Newcomb 24 - Scarce
Newcomb 25Delisted
Newcomb 26 - Scarce
Newcomb 27 - Very Scarce
Newcomb 28 - Scarce
Newcomb 29 - Common
Newcomb 30 - Very Rare 

Significant examples:
See individual variety listings

Recent appearances:
See individual variety listings

MS-63 Brown.  Ex-  Heritage Numismatic Auctions, Inc.'s "October 2000 Long Beach Sale", October 5-7, 2000, Lot 6649, not illustrated, sold for $356.50

Notes:
The finest Uncirculated Brown examples graded by PCGS are 10 MS-64BN's.

The finest Uncirculated Red-Brown examples graded by PCGS are 3 MS-65RB's.

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

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

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

The finest Proof Red examples graded by PCGS are 2 PR-64RD'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