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Obverse of 1826 Large Cent - Newcomb 1     Reverse of 1826 Large Cent - Newcomb 1


1826 LARGE CENT

PCGS Nos: 1645, 1646

Mintage:

Circulation strikes: 1,517,425
Proofs:
None reported or known

Designer: Robert Scot

Diameter: 28-29 millimeters

Metal content:
Copper - 100%

Weight: 168 grains (10.89 grams)

Edge: Plain

Mintmark: None (Philadelphia)

Images courtesy of Superior Stamp & Coin

Varieties (8-9):
Normal Date:
    
Newcomb 1 - Common     Newcomb 9 - Scarce

1826/5 Overdate:
     Newcomb 8 - Scarce

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

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

The finest "1826/5" Brown examples graded by PCGS are 2 MS-64BN's.

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