The 1812 Classic Head large cents have value as numismatic coins. Keep reading to learn more about these coins.

1812 Large Cent


Type: Classic Head Large Cent
Year: 1812
Face Value: $0.01
Composition: Copper
Total Weight: 10.89 grams

There is no mint mark on this coin. Each coin was minted in Philadelphia.

Two different varieties exist for this coin. There is the variety with the small date, and the variety with the large date. See the image below for reference.

1812 Large Cent Small Date vs Large Date

Series Location Quantity Minted
1812 Philadelphia 1,075,500


The 1812 large cent with the small date and the 1812 large cent with the large date have similar values. Each coin is worth around $65 in about good condition. In good condition the value is around $120. In very fine condition the value is around $900. Coins in extremely fine condition can sell for around $2,200.

Grading System

About good- The details on the coin can be identified.

Good- The date, legends, and stars are worn but plain.

Very fine- Liberty's hair lines show some detail. The leaves on the reverse side of the coin show slight wear.

Extremely fine- Liberty's hair lines are sharp. There is very slight wear on the high points of the design.



The Red Book

See also:

1811 Large Cent
1810 Large Cent