Top 9 Rare Pennies from the 19th Century

Apr 04, 2024

Learn about the first penny ever minted in the United States and the controversy surrounding its design.

1. 1793 Chain Cent

Explore the iconic penny that marked the transition from the large cent to the small cent.

2. 1856 Flying Eagle Cent

Uncover the mystery of the rarest regular-issue penny and its significance to collectors.

3. 1877 Indian Head Penny

Discover the hidden treasure of error coins and why the 'L' mintmark makes this penny incredibly valuable.

4. 1864 L Indian Head Penny

Step back in time to the final year of the large cent and explore the intriguing design of the Braided Hair penny.

5. 1856 Braided Hair Large Cent

Journey through the history of the Coronet Head penny and learn how it became a symbol of American coinage.

6. 1838 Coronet Head Large Cent

Discover the controversy behind the initials on this rare penny and the reason it holds a special place in collectors' hearts.

7. 1909 S VDB Lincoln Cent

Unveil the intriguing variation in the design of the Indian Head penny, making it sought-after by collectors.

8. 1873 Open 3 Indian Head Penny

Learn about the dime that started as a penny and the fascinating journey it took to become a highly prized collectible.

9. 1839 No Drapery Seated Liberty Dime