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Large Cents

Large cents are a classification of pennies that were produced at the Philadelphia mint in the United States starting in 1793 and running all the way up to 1857. The composition of large cents is of pure copper. In the early years of producing large cents, there were many different die varieties as the dies used for producing for the large cents were generally hand made. This makes for many desirable variations for large cents collectors. Of the most valuable large cents produced is the 1793 Flowing Hair, Chain Reverse large cent, the first America produced in it’s beginning days. The Liberty Cap large cents were produced next in the line of large cents and was made for just a few years between 1793 and 1796.

Many varieties in this series of large cents exist and some can carry quite a significant value. After the Liberty Cap large cents came the Draped Bust large cents, which were produced between 1796 and 1807. Many of the large cents in this series of coins can be quite common as these are some of the easiest large cents to acquire for collections. The Classic Head large cents followed up the Draped Bust large cents and were produced between 1808 and 1814.

The Classic Head design is one of the most aesthetically pleasing of the large cents as they were produced in a time when the Philadelphia mint was coming into some technological advancement for the time, enabling them to produce more uniform coins without so many errors or die breaks to contend with. After a one year break from making the large cents, the mint returned to produce the Liberty Head large cents. The Liberty Head large cents had a basic design that would last from 1816 all the way to the end of the large cents era in 1857.

The Matron Head large cents, the Young Matron Head large cents and the Braided Hair large cents are changes over the life of this design would show that the Liberty Head large cents could adapt to an ever changing current of burgeoning fashion and confidence in early America. At Nevada Coin & Jewelry in Las Vegas, our coin experts are well trained in the art of determining value of the American large cents. Although many of the designs and variations are still quite common, some large cents can have some extreme value and rarity.

Just bring your large cents in to any of the Nevada Coin & Jewelry locations any let our professional numismatists guide you in determining the value and numismatic appeal to your coins. We also pride ourselves on providing the best cash offers for your large cents. Just call or come in to Nevada Coin & Jewelry today.



East Flamingo

Monday – Friday 8:30 am – 4:30 pm
Saturday 8:30 am – 2:30 pm
Sunday Closed

West Flamingo

Monday – Friday 9:30 am – 6:00 pm
Saturday 10:00 am – 4:00 pm
Sunday Closed



This past Saturday I had the opportunity to meet the owner and team at Nevada Coin and Jewelry. I didn’t know what to expect but they made me feel both comfortable and safe. I went through my collection of jewelry, both broken pieces and things I thought were of no value at all. They took the time to explain what each carat weight was worth and they helped me sort through my items. I was amazed at what they gave me for things I would never wear or use. I would recommend you stop in and speak to them, you might be as pleasantly surprised as I was.

Suzanne P.

Been living in Vegas for many years and never had to sell or hock any of my items unfortunately as luck would have it that day did eventually find me and let me tell you is it a tough racket to find a decent place out here to do business with. Pawn shops are a joke and could care less about their customers and treated me like another number. Tried and tried and place after place the numbers where all over the place. Finally decided to go to these guys and I’m glad I did. They tested each piece of my jewelry right in from of me with some kind of xray machine. They explained how they calculated the price and paid me cash on the spot. Avery was very helpful and didn’t mind answering my questions and explaining what they do. I left feeling I got the best price for my items. I would recommend them to anyone looking to sell their jewelry.

Christian M.

This dealer was beyond excellent in all respects! No low-ball games, no fooling around. These people are honest, and the transaction was handled smoothly with complete transparency. I will definitely recommend Nevada Coin & Jewelry to everybody I know!

Richard C.

Staff was friendly, knowledgeable, and responsive. Building had great security to helped me feel safe in handling my items.

This place is definitely recommended!!! A.J. and David are amazing…very helpful and nice people at that! I would totally consider going to this place.

Bree D.

I am a brazilian and had the chance to deal with Nevada Coin. I was there to sell some gold coins and they paid me the best price I could fetch in Las Vegas. They are professional, courteous and trustworthy. Before visiting their premises I got a tentative appraisal by phone which I found reasonable. In the shop the attendant offered to approach the manager to get me a (gasp) BETTER price. Do yourself a favor and don’t bother talking to their rude and unprofessional competitors. They will treat you like a moron and quote prices accordingly. For Nevada Coin, five Stars all the way.


They took the time to help me sell my item and find an item. The staff does not rush you or pressure you into buying something. They take you on a little adventure by telling you about the items you are selling and looking at…

Miller B.

Grateful for the Nevada Coin and Jewelry shop, I just adore it. I took some collectable figurines in and they bought them. I came out smelling like a rose. You should’ve been there to see the big smile on my face. I ran all the way home to look for some more. Can’t wait to get back! I can sure use the money!


A great selection of coins and other numismatic related material. Very professional.

A.J. and Robert are so friendly and make it so you have the best deal with the items you bring them. They have so much knowledge about all the items they have in their shop and they like to teach others about what they know…


As a first timer in selling, I was a bit apprehensive. I did not know what to expect and was a little worried about a previous reviewers comments. Yes the office was stark and clinical. The staff however, more than made up for any downfall in the decor. Very helpful, polite and understanding to any ‘silly’ questions that were asked. All in all a pleasant experience, and one that should the opportunity arise I would go through again!

Marie G.

What inspired me to go to NV Coin and Jewelry was I was an ad on the TV for the shop. I was not too sure about going to NV Coin and Jewelry to sell my jewelry because I have been to many other pawn shops but haven’t found a good deal for my jewelry. After I went to Nevada Coin and Jewelry it was a big relief for me selling my jewelry for a good price.