1814 1C Plain 4, BN MS64BN

CERTIFICATION#: -4846
PCGS#: 1576

Owner's Comments

PCGS grade. Ex R. Coulton Davis 1/1890:2562-Charles J. Dupont, Stack's 9/24/1954:522-Emanuel Taylor 10/60-R. E. Naftzger.

Expert Comments

Ron Guth: Two major varieties comprise 1814 Large Cents: Plain 4 and Crosslet 4 (referring to the absence or presence of a crossbar on the end of the horizontal bar of the 4).  Though both varieties are plentiful, the Plain 4 is definitely the less common of the two.  No Red-Brown or Red examples are known of either variety.

The 1814 Plain 4 Large Cent is scarce in Mint State and is most likely to be found in MS-63.  Gems are very rare and the finest example certified by PCGS (as of October 2011) is a single MS-66 Brown.

Diameter: 28.00 millimeters Designer: John Reich Edge: Plain
Mintage: 357,830 Weight: 10.89 grams Metal Content: Copper
15
495
5
30
1,100
6
45+
2,550
50+
3,250
53+
3,975
55+
5,200
58+
7,350
62+
10,700
63+
20,000
64+
29,000
65+
46,500
66
53,500
1

Rarity and Survival Estimates

Grades Survival Estimate Numismatic Rarity Relative Rarity by Type Relative Rarity by Series
All Grades 1,500 R-4.8 2 / 11 TIE 2 / 11 TIE
60 or Better 17 R-9.2 5 / 11 5 / 11
65 or Better 3 R-9.8 6 / 11 TIE 6 / 11 TIE

Condition Census

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