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Obverse of 1820 Large Cent - Newcomb 13     Reverse of 1820 Large Cent - Newcomb 13


1820 LARGE CENT

PCGS No: 91768

Mintage:

Circulation strikes: 4,407,550 (plus additional pieces minted in 1819)
Proofs:
estimated 10

Designer: Robert Scot

Diameter: 28-29 millimeters

Metal content:
Copper - 100%

Weight: 168 grains (10.89 grams)

Edge: Plain

Mintmark: None (Philadelphia)

Notes: Many of this date were found in the Randall Hoard.

The finest Uncirculated "Large Date" Brown examples graded by PCGS are 14 MS-66BN's.  The finest Uncirculated "Large Date" Red-Brown examples graded by PCGS are 4 MS-66RB's.  The finest Uncirculated  "Large Date" Red examples graded by PCGS are 7 MS-65RD's.

The finest Uncirculated "Small Date" Brown example graded by PCGS is a single MS-65BN.

The finest Uncirculated "1820/19" Brown example graded by PCGS is a single MS-65BN.

The finest Uncirculated "1820/19" Red-Brown example graded by PCGS is a single MS-63RB.

The finest Proof Brown example graded by PCGS is a single PR-64BN.

Images courtesy of Superior Stamp & Coin

Varieties:
1820/19 Overdate
     Newcomb
1 - Common
     Newcomb 2 - Common
     Newcomb 3 - Common
Small Date
     Newcomb 4 - Very Scarce
     Newcomb 5 - Scarce
     Newcomb 6 - Scarce
     Newcomb 7 - Common
     Newcomb 8 - Scarce
     Newcomb 15 - Common

Large Date
     Newcomb 9 - Scarce
     Newcomb 10 - Scarce
     Newcomb 11 - Common
     Newcomb 12 - Common
     Newcomb 13 - Common
     Newcomb 14 - Rare

Significant examples:
See variety listings

Recent appearances:
See variety listings

VF-30.  Ex - Bowers and Merena Galleries' Robert W. Schwan Collection Sale, October 26-27, 2000, Lot 205, "Small Date", sold for $506.00

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

Relevant collector organizations:
Early American Coppers Club