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Large Cent 
Large Cent 


 
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The Large Cent was one of the first coins struck under the authority of the new United States Government. Laws specified that it should weigh exactly twice as much as the Half Cent. The coin is 13.48 grams of pure copper and measures 27-29 mm in diameter - more than four times heavier than our modern cents and nearly half again larger in diameter! This rare coin was struck every year from 1793-1857 except 1815, when a copper shortage halted production.    

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