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Obverse of 1808 Large Cent     Reverse of 1808 Large Cent


PCGS No: 1543


Circulation strikes:
Proofs: None

Designer: John Reich

Diameter: 28-29 millimeters

Metal content:
Copper - 100%

Weight: 168 grains (10.89 grams)

Edge: Plain

Mintmark: None (Philadelphia)

Images courtesy of Ron Guth

Varieties (3):
Sheldon 277 - Common
Sheldon 278 - Scarce
Sheldon 279 - Very Common

The finest Brown examples graded by PCGS are 3 MS-66BN's.

The finest Red-Brown examples graded by PCGS are 2 MS-64RB's.

Significant examples:
See variety listings

Recent appearances:
See variety listings

Sources and/or recommended reading:
"Penny Whimsy" by Dr. William H. Sheldon

"The PCGS Population Report, October 2003" by The Professional Coin Grading Service