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Obverse of 1799 Large Cent     Reverse of 1799 Large Cent


PCGS No: 1443


Circulation strikes: 1,841,745 (includes both 1798 and 1799)
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 (3):
1799/8 Overdate
     Sheldon 188 - Very Scarce
     Sheldon NC-1 - 7 known
Normal Date
     Sheldon 189 - Common

The finest 1799 Normal Date Large Cent graded by PCGS is a single AU-50.

The finest 1799/8 Large Cent graded by PCGS is a single AU-58BN.

Significant examples:
See variety listings

Recent appearances:
See variety listings

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