large cent coin was a clunky copper coin that was worth one
cent. It was struck from 1793-1857. People didn’t like
to carry large cents because they were large and heavy. Large
cent coins were about the size of today's quarter. They were
replaced by the smaller “penny”
coin that we are familiar with today.
Hair Large Cent” (1839-1857) might have been in the
pocket of a train passenger during the 1860’s and 1870’s
when Jesse James and other bandits were on the loose.