The 1795 Jefferson Head large copper cent is an exceptionally rare variety of early US penny distinguished by its unique Jefferson design.
These cents were privately produced to win a coinage contract but weren't official US mint issues. Only a tiny number of specimens exist today.
Featuring Jefferson on the obverse and a plain smooth edge with no lettering, these large cents are distinctly different from regular 1795 Liberty Head cents.
The Jefferson Head 1795 large copper penny is minted from 100% copper with a diameter spanning 29 mm and weighs 13.48 grams.
Given their extreme rarity, Jefferson Head 1795 large cents trade for over $25,000 in G-4 condition, soaring over $100k in higher grades.
Coin values range widely from $25k in Good-4 grade, $45k in VG-8 and over $175k if graded Extremely Fine-40 condition.
These special large cent varieties occasionally appear at major coin auctions and are prized by early coppers collectors and numismatists.