The coin collecting hobby in the United States grew tremendously in the mid-19th century when collectors saved Early American copper coins from destruction after the Large Cent and Half Cent were rendered obsolete by the emergence of the Small Cent.

More than 150 years later, collecting these beautiful copper coins remains a vital part of the American coin collecting landscape.

In this CoinWeek IQ video sponsored by NGC, we talk to Early American Coppers (EAC) president Bill Eckberg about copper coins. Bill breaks it all down. Helping collectors go from their first large cent, to collecting by date, variety, and die state. We also cover the three most important large cent collections of all time. His answer for #3 might surprise you…

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