1812 1C Large Date, BN MS64BN

CERTIFICATION#: 05660065
PCGS#: 1564

Owner's Comments

S289

Expert Comments

Gordon Wrubel: Even when looking at the great photos above, the differences between the 1812 Large Date and Small Date cents may not be readily apparent. Yes, the numerals in the Large Date are larger than the numerals in the Small Date. But when you are looking at a lone, unattributed 1812 cent with no photos or comparison pieces at hand, there is a simple way to tell which one you have. Just look at the 8 in the date. The 8 punch used on the Small Date variety has an opening in the bottom loop that is about twice the size of the opening in the top loop. On the Large Date variety, the 8 punch used has large large openings that are about the same size.

Diameter: 28.00 millimeters Designer: John Reich Edge: Plain
Mintage: 1,075,500 Weight: 10.89 grams Metal Content: Copper
3
42
2
10
240
6
45+
2,800
50+
3,550
53+
4,550
55+
5,750
58+
7,000
60
7,500
61
8,500
62+
12,000
63+
16,500
64+
32,500
65+
42,500
66
57,500
1

Rarity and Survival Estimates

Grades Survival Estimate Numismatic Rarity Relative Rarity by Type Relative Rarity by Series
All Grades 3,000 R-4.4 7 / 11 TIE 7 / 11 TIE
60 or Better 10 R-9.5 2 / 11 TIE 2 / 11 TIE
65 or Better 1 R-10.0 1 / 11 TIE 1 / 11 TIE

Condition Census

Pos Grade Thumbnail Pedigree and History
1 MS66BN PCGS grade  
2 MS65BN PCGS grade
3 MS64BN PCGS grade  
3 MS64BN PCGS grade  
3 MS64BN PCGS grade