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Obverse of 1821 Large Cent     Reverse of 1821 Large Cent


PCGS Nos: 1621, 1771


Circulation strikes: 389,000
estimated 20

Designer: Robert Scot

Diameter: 28-29 millimeters

Metal content:
Copper - 100%

Weight: 168 grains (10.89 grams)

Edge: Plain

Mintmark: None (Philadelphia)

Images courtesy of David Akers Numismatics, Inc.

"Gem Proof"
- Numismatic Gallery 5/1/1953
- David Akers Numismatics, Inc. sale of the John Jay Pittman collection, 10/1997:202

Newcomb 1 - Common
Newcomb 2 - Common 

The finest Uncirculated Brown examples graded by PCGS are 4 MS-63BN's.

The finest Uncirculated Red-Brown example graded by PCGS is a single MS-63RB.

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

Recent appearances:
See variety listings

Sources and/or recommended reading:
"The PCGS Population Report, July 2005" by The Professional Coin Grading Service

"The Cent Book 1816-1839" by John D. Wright 


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