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Obverse of 1817 Large Cent - Newcomb 5     Reverse of 1817 Large Cent - Newcomb 5


1817 LARGE CENT

Mintage:
Circulation strikes:
3,948,400
Proofs: estimated 10

Designer: Robert Scot

Diameter: 28-29 millimeters

Metal content:
Copper - 100%

Weight: 168 grains (10.89 grams)

Edge: Plain

Mintmark: None (all 1817 Large Cents were struck at the Philadelphia Mint)
 

Images courtesy of Superior Stamp & Coin

Varieties:
13 Stars
     Newcomb
1 - Very Scarce

     Newcomb 2 - Very Scarce
     Newcomb 3 - Common
     Newcomb 4 - Very Scarce
     Newcomb 5 - Very Scarce
     Newcomb 6 - Common
     Newcomb 7 - Scarce
     Newcomb 8 - Common
     Newcomb 9 - Common
     Newcomb 10 - Common
     Newcomb 11 - Common
     Newcomb 12 - Very Scarce
     Newcomb 13 - Common
     Newcomb 14 - Common
     Newcomb 15 - Very Scarce
     Newcomb 17 - Rare

15 Stars
     Newcomb 16 - Common

Notes:
The finest Uncirculated "13 Stars" Brown example graded by PCGS is a single MS-66BN.

The finest Uncirculated "13 Stars" Red-Brown examples graded by PCGS are 2 MS-65RB's.

The finest Uncirculated "13 Stars" Red example graded by PCGS is a single MS-64RD.

The finest Uncirculated "15 Stars" Brown example graded by PCGS is a single MS-62BN.

Significant appearances:
See individual variety listings

Recent appearances:
See individual variety listings

Sources and/or recommended reading:
"The PCGS Population Report, October 2003" by The Professional Coin Grading Service

"The Cent Book 1816-1839" by John D. Wright