1798 1C 1st Hair Style, BN AU58BN

CERTIFICATION#: 07996665
PCGS#: 1431

Owner's Comments

S161 (Noyes 27985)

Expert Comments

Ron Guth: In 1798, a new Liberty Head hub punch appeared for the Draped Bust large cent.  The most obvious difference between the old and the new hub is the addition of two prominent curls to the new hub: one in the hair near the shoulders and another in the hair to replace the softer curl below and to the left of the ear. The new style was used on all Draped Bust Large Cents through 1807 with one exception -- when an old 1798 obverse was overdated to 1800!

According to the PCGS Population Report, the 2nd Hair Style is slightly more common than the 1st Hair Style, though there are more Mint State examples of the 1st Hair Style.  The finest 2nd Hair Style certified by PCGS (as of May 2011) is a single MS65RB.

Diameter: 28.00 millimeters Designer: Robert Scot Edge: Plain
Mintage: 1,841,745 Weight: 10.89 grams Metal Content: Copper
45+
3,600
50+
5,200
53+
6,000
55+
6,750
58+
8,000
60
10,000
61
11,500
2
62+
14,000
1
63+
24,500
64
30,000
64+
32,500
65
45,000
4

Rarity and Survival Estimates

Grades Survival Estimate Numismatic Rarity Relative Rarity by Type Relative Rarity by Series
All Grades 5,000 R-4.0 36 / 40 TIE 36 / 40 TIE
60 or Better 15 R-9.3 26 / 40 TIE 26 / 40 TIE
65 or Better 3 R-9.8 12 / 40 TIE 12 / 40 TIE

Condition Census

Pos Grade Thumbnail Pedigree and History
1 MS65BN PCGS grade  
1 MS65BN PCGS grade  
1 MS65BN PCGS grade  
1 MS65BN PCGS grade  
5 MS63BN PCGS grade