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Obverse of 1802 Large Cent - Sheldon 235     Reverse of 1802 Large Cent - Sheldon 235


1802 DRAPED BUST CENT

PCGS Nos: 1470, 1471

Mintage:

Circulation strikes: 3,435,100
Proofs: 0

Designer: Robert Scot

Diameter: 28 millimeters

Metal content:
Copper - 100%

Weight: 168 grains (10.9 grams)

Edge: Plain

Mintmarks: None (all examples of this date were struck at the Philadelphia Mint)

Images courtesy of Ira & Larry Goldberg Coins & Collectibles

Varieties (20):
Normal Reverse
     Sheldon 225 - Scarce
     Sheldon 226 - Scarce
     Sheldon 227 - Scarce
     Sheldon 229 - Very Scarce
     Sheldon 230 - Very Common
     Sheldon 232 - Very Common
     Sheldon 233 - Scarce
     Sheldon 234 - Very Scarce
     Sheldon 235 - Very Scarce
     Sheldon 236 - Very Common
     Sheldon 237 - Common
     Sheldon 238 - Rare
     Sheldon 239 - Scarce
     Sheldon 240 - Very Scarce
     Sheldon 242 - Scarce
     Sheldon NC-1 - Rare
     Sheldon NC-2 - Extremely Rare

Error Fraction 1/000
     Sheldon 228 - Common

No Stem Ends on Wreath
     Sheldon 231 - Very Common
     Sheldon 241 - Very Common

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

The finest Red-Brown example graded by PCGS is a single MS-67RB.

The finest Brown "1/000" example graded by PCGS is a single AU-53BN.

The finest Brown "No Stems" example graded by PCGS is a single MS-63BN.

Significant examples:
See variety listings

Recent appearances:
See variety listings

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

 
 

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