The Classic Head Large Cents were struck from 1808 to 1814, creating seven different dates. Compared to other series of large cents, this series is somewhat overlooked. Besides demand from type set collectors, overall interest is low despite the scarcity of some issues. Finding problem free examples in higher grades can be particularly difficult and requires intensive searching.
The lowest mintage coin of the series is the 1811 Classic Head Cent at 218,025 pieces. The highest mintage occurred for 1810 at 1,458,500 pieces. Interestingly, the full mintage of this type is smaller than the mintage of a single year of Liberty Cap Cents.