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Obverse of 1823 Large Cent - Newcomb 1     Reverse of 1823 Large Cent - Newcomb 1


1823 LARGE CENT

PCGS No: 1627

Mintage:

Circulation strikes: 1,262,000 (includes both 1823 and 1824 Large Cents)
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: This date was restruck using discarded dies by individuals outside the Mint in the 1860's and 1870.

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

The finest circulation strike "1823/2" Brown example graded by PCGS is a single AU-58BN.

The finest Proof "1823/2" Brown example graded by PCGS is a single PR-64BN.

Images courtesy of Superior Stamp & Coin

Varieties (2):
1823/2 Overdate:
    
Newcomb 1 - Common
Normal Date:

    
Newcomb 2 - Common

Restrike in Copper - Rare
Restrike in Silver - Very Rare

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