One of the more amazing facts about large cents is that not only were they one of the first coins that were struck by the United States Mint, but they were also struck from 1793-1857. This can be considered to be a short amount of time for a type of coin that had seven different designs and prints. The only one of the large cents coins that was not made by the Mint was for 1815 and this was due to a fire that had caused the Mint to close down.
The reason that there where so many prints of a coin that did not last very long considering that number has to do with that in 1793 when they were first being released there were three different prints made and used. This was because they made one and tried to improve it then found that they could better improve their already revised version afterwards. Causing three to be put out in the same year and these three where flowing hair, chain reverse large cent coins, flowing hair, wreath reverse large cent coin and liberty with cap type large cents coins. Liberty with cap type large cents coins lasted from 1793-1796 as the last revision for 1793.
The coins made after lasted longer than the first versions which where only for one year or so with draped bust large cent coins being printed and use from 1796-1807 and three other types of coins also being used for a number of years. These include the classic head large cent coins, matron head large cent coins and braided cent large cent coins, each lasting a minimum of 6 years and a maximum of 33 years with matron head large cent coins. After this date the large cents where replaced with small cent coins.