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Obverse of 1816 Large Cent - Newcomb 2     Reverse of 1816 Large Cent - Newcomb 2


1816 LARGE CENT

PCGS Nos: 1591, 1592, 1593

Mintage:

Circulation strikes:
2,820,982
Proofs: none reported or known

Designer: Robert Scot

Diameter: 28-29 millimeters

Metal content:
Copper - 100%

Weight: 168 grains (10.89 grams)

Edge: Plain

Mintmark: None (all 1816 Large Cents were struck at the Philadelphia Mint)

Notes:
The 1816 Large Cent is readily available in Mint State because of the Randall Hoard, which included thousands of this variety.  Nevertheless, full Red, unspotted examples are very rare.  Proofs of this date are unknown.

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

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

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

Images courtesy of Superior Stamp & Coin

Varieties (9):
Newcomb 1 - Very Scarce to Rare
Newcomb 2 - Common
Newcomb 3 - Scarce
Newcomb 4 - Common
Newcomb 5 - Scarce
Newcomb 6 - Common
Newcomb 7 - Scarce
Newcomb 8 - Scarce
Newcomb 9 - Scarce

Significant appearances:
See individual variety listings

Recent appearances:
See individual variety listings

Sources and/or recommended reading:
"The Cent Book 1816-1839" by John D. Wright

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