9 Rarest Pennies in the United States

1793 Chain Large Cent The 1793 Chain Large Cent was the first official one cent coin ever created by the United States Mint in Philadelphia.

Like the other two 1793 large one cent designs, the Chain Cent has an image of Lady Liberty on the front, but as the name implies, the back of the Chain Cent has a ring of chains.

1793 Liberty Cap Large Cent Of the three large one cent coins produced in 1793, the Liberty Cap Large Cent is the rarest.

Only about 11,056 Liberty Cap Large Cents were minted and only two in mint condition are known to exist today. 

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1856 Flying Eagle Cent The 1856 Flying Eagle Cent is one of the most highly sought after pennies by collectors. In fact, the 1856 Flying Eagle penny is so popular

that it is responsible for popularizing coin collecting in the United States. The Flying Eagle Cent was smaller than previous one-cent coins,

which were about the size of a half dollar and unpopular for being so large. Initially, about 634 1856 Flying Eagle cents were produced as presentation pieces and given to members of Congress and other dignitaries.

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