Posted 10 years ago
Here you will read the truth about the so called "non-existant" 1815 United States Large cent.
Do they exist...you can bet the farm that they do, at least 4 are known to have been struck at the mint dated 1815.
Was the US Mint completely devoid of copper planchets at the end of the 1814 cent run...of course not. Use your head for something other than a hat rack and you will soon realize that the mint had many copper planchets available at the end of the 1814 cent run...as many as 1370 but obviously not enough to complete a full quota run of the 1815 cent...so they decided to cease minting at the end of the 1814 cent quota.
However...and this is the gospel...a die was cut bearing the 1815 date and at least four copper cents bearing the date 1815 were produced and possibly several more. One of the original four is currently sitting in a bank safe deposit box, in their vault...I have seen it, I have studied it, it is flawless and it is authentic.
I have been collecting coins since the age of 9...I am currently 72. The original die bearing the date 1815 for the US Large Cent was created, and used...and it is possibly in a vault or mint museum locked away from the public.
The 1815 cent that I have viewed in person will likely be shown to every expert interested in viewing it in person within the next three to four months...
A very interesting coin and certainly of importance...