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Obverse of 1824 Large Cent - Newcomb 2     Reverse of 1824 Large Cent - Newcomb 2


1824 LARGE CENT

PCGS Nos: 1636, 1637, 1780

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:
The 1924 Large Cent is very rare in Mint State, none having been found in hoards in the past.  Proofs are unknown except for a single PR-64 Brown example certified by PCGS!

The finest Uncirculated Brown examples graded by PCGS are 4 MS-64BN's.

The finest Uncirculated Red-Brown examples graded by PCGS are 2 MS-64RB's.

The finest Uncirculated "1824/2" Brown example graded by PCGS is a single MS-61BN.

Images courtesy of Superior Stamp & Coin

Varieties:
1824/2 Overdate:
    
Newcomb 1 - Very Common
     Newcomb 5 - Very Scarce to Rare
Normal Date:

    
Newcomb 2 - Common
    
Newcomb 3 - Common
     Newcomb 4 - Common

Significant examples:
See variety listings

Recent appearances:
See 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