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Collecting Large Cents by Type – Exclusive Video


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CoinWeek Editor Charles Morgan breaks down the challenging and richly rewarding pursuit of collecting United States large cents by type. Which dates stand out as your best bets, how much should you expect to pay, and what exactly does “type” mean? We break down each type, discuss a few important sub-types that you need to know about, and offer a number of ways collect large cents without breaking your budget.

We break it down in the video.

Large Cents by Type:

  • Chain Cent
  • Wreath Cent
  • Liberty Cap Cent
  • Draped Bust Cent
  • Classic Head Cent
  • Matron Head Cent
  • Braided Hair Cent

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Charles Morgan and Hubert Walker’s 100 Greatest Modern World Coins has gotten five-star reviews on Amazon and Lou Golino and David T. Alexander both gave the book their highest recommendations.

Charles Morgan
Charles Morgan
Charles Morgan is an award-winning numismatic author and the editor and publisher of Along with co-author Hubert Walker, he has written for CoinWeek since 2012, as well as the "Market Whimsy" column for The Numismatist and the book 100 Greatest Modern World Coins (2020) for Whitman Publishing. From 2021-2023, Charles served as Governor of the American Numismatic Association (ANA), where he was bestowed the Glenn Smedley Award. Charles is a member of numerous numismatic organizations, including the American Numismatic Society (ANS) and the Numismatic Literary Guild (NLG).

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