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1822 LARGE CENT

PCGS Nos: 1624, 1625, 1626, 1774

Mintage:

Circulation strikes: 2,072,339
Proofs:
estimated 20

Designer: Robert Scot

Diameter: 28-29 millimeters

Metal content:
Copper - 100%

Weight: 168 grains (10.89 grams)

Edge: Plain

Mintmark: None (Philadelphia)

Notes:
The finest Uncirculated Brown example graded by PCGS is a single MS-65BN's.

The finest Uncirculated Red-Brown example graded by PCGS is a single MS-64RB.

The finest Uncirculated Red example graded by PCGS is a single MS-63RD.

The finest Proof Brown example graded by PCGS is a single PR-63BN.

Images courtesy of David Akers Numismatics, Inc.

Varieties (14):
Newcomb 1 - Scarce
Newcomb 2 - Scarce
Newcomb 3 - Common
Newcomb 4 - Common
Newcomb 5 - Common
Newcomb 6 - Common
Newcomb 7 - Very Scarce
Newcomb 8 - Very Scarce
Newcomb 9 - Rare
Newcomb 10 - Common
Newcomb 11 - Common
Newcomb 12 - Very Scarce
Newcomb 13 - Very Rare
Newcomb 14 - Extremely Rare

Recent appearances:
See variety listings

ANACS AU-55.  Ex-  Heritage Numismatic Auctions, Inc.'s "Long Beach Sale", October 5-7, 2000, Lot 5862, not plated, sold for $379.50

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