Coronet Head Large Cent Mintages

The Coronet Head Cent was produced each year between 1816 to 1839, which was considerably longer than the duration of previous series of large cents. The pieces were struck typically in higher quantities with the exception of two scarcer dates. Certain varieties are also more scarce and receive added attention from collectors.

The original design by John Reich was used from 1816 until 1835. For the final years of the series from 1836 to 1839, a modified version of the design by Christian Gobrecht was used. This modified design featured a younger head of Liberty, which bore strong similarities to the subsequent series. Despite some criticisms of the design for the Coronet Head Cents, the design would remain the basis for all large cents until their replacement with the small cent in 1857.

For the present series, the smallest reported mintage was for the 1821 cent with 389,000 pieces produced. The 1823 is actually a scarcer date, although the exact mintage is unknown. The highest mintage appeared near the end of the series when 6,370,200 pieces were produced in 1838.

1816 2,820,982
1817 3,948,400
1818 3,167,000
1819 2,671,000
1820 4,407,550
1821 389,000
1822 2,072,339
1823 included above
1824 1,262,000
1825 1,461,100
1826 1,517,425
1827 2,357,732
1828 2,260,624
1829 1,414,500
1830 1,711,500
1831 3,359,260
1832 2,362,000
1833 2,739,000
1834 1,855,100
1835 3,878,400
1836 2,111,000
1837 5,558,300
1838 6,370,200
1839 3,128,661