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Obverse of 1809 Large Cent - Sheldon 280     Reverse of 1809 Large Cent - Sheldon 280


1809 LARGE CENT

PCGS No: 1546

Mintage:

Circulation strikes:
222,867
Proofs: None

Designer: John Reich

Diameter: 28-29 millimeters

Metal content:
Copper - 100%

Weight: 168 grains (10.89 grams)

Edge: Plain

Mintmark: None (all 1809 Large Cents were struck at the Philadelphia Mint)

Images courtesy of Superior Galleries

Varieties (1):
Sheldon 280 - Common

Notes:
The finest Brown example graded by PCGS is a single MS-64BN.

Significant examples:
See individual variety listings

Recent appearances:
See individual 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