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Obverse of 1801 Large Cent     Reverse of 1801 Large Cent


1801 DRAPED BUST CENT

PCGS Nos: 1458, 1459, 1460

Mintage:

Circulation strikes: 1,362,837
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 and Larry Goldberg Coins & Collectibles

Varieties (17):
Normal Reverse
     Sheldon 213 - Scarce
     Sheldon 214 - Very Scarce
     Sheldon 215 - Rare
     Sheldon 216 - Very Common
     Sheldon 217 - Very Rare
     Sheldon 222 - Very Common
     Sheldon 224 - Very Common
     Sheldon NC-1 - Very Rare
     Sheldon NC-2 - 8 known
     Sheldon NC-4 - 7 known
     Sheldon "NC-5" - 2 known

3 Errors
     Sheldon 218 - Very Rare
     Sheldon 219 - Common

Error Fraction: 1/000
     Sheldon 220 - Scarce
     Sheldon 223 - Very Common
     Sheldon NC-3 - 11 known

Error Fraction: 1/100 over 1/000
     Sheldon 221 - Scarce

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

The finest Red-Brown example graded by PCGS is a single MS-65RB.

The finest Red example graded by PCGS is a single MS-64RD.

The finest Brown "3 Errors" example graded by PCGS is a single MS-60BN.

The finest Brown "1/000" example graded by PCGS is a single MS-62BN.

The finest Brown "100/000" example graded by PCGS is a single EF-45BN.

Significant examples:
See variety listings

Recent appearances:
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S
ources and/or recommended reading:
"Walter Breen's Complete Encyclopedia Of U.S. And Colonial Coins" by Walter Breen

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