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PCGS Nos: 1555, 1556


Circulation strikes: 218,025
Proofs: None

Designer: John Reich

Diameter: 28-29 millimeters

Metal content:
Copper - 100%

Weight: 168 grains (10.89 grams)

Edge: Plain

Mintmark: None (all 1811 Large Cents were struck at the Philadelphia Mint)

Images courtesy of Superior Galleries

Varieties (2):
1811/0 Overdate
Sheldon 286 - Scarce

Normal Date
     Sheldon 287 - Common

The finest Brown examples graded by PCGS are 3 MS-64BN's.

The finest Red-Brown example graded by PCGS is a single MS-66RB.

The finest "1811/0" Brown examples graded by PCGS are 2 AU-55BN's.

Significant examples:
See individual varieties

Recent appearances:
See individual varieties

Sources and/or recommended reading:

"Penny Whimsy" by Dr. William H. Sheldon

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