1814 Classic Head Large Cent

The 1814 Classic Head Cent (Buy on eBay) represented the final year of the series, with pieces struck from leftover planchets, mostly of inferior quality. The issue was immediately released into circulation, but did not help to solve the coinage supply problem, which had been created as a result of the War of 1812.

The total mintage of 357,830 pieces for circulation was relatively low for the series. Nonetheless, some examples have survived in high grade, making it the most available issue of this type in uncirculated condition.

No cents were minted in 1815, which is notable as the only year from 1793 to present that no cents were produced. Over the years, a few examples of 1815 cents have turned up, but these have all proven to be fakes and should be avoided.