1826/5 1C, BN MS66BN

CERTIFICATION#: -4769
PCGS#: 1648

Owner's Comments

PCGS grade. Ex Howard R. Newcomb, J. C. Morgenthau 5/16/45:579-Floyd T. Starr, Stack's 6/13/84:189.

Expert Comments

Ron Guth: Early die states of the 1826/5 Large Cent show a clear undertype of a 5 beneath the 6.  In later die states, the details become mushy and the undertype begins to appear more like die crumbling at the top of the six.  Another diagnostic is a small die chip separated from the inner point of the 13th star.  Here again, early states are strong; later states become weak and indistinct.  Newcomb 8 is the only variety that qualifies as the overdate.

Relative to the "normal" 1826 Large Cents, the 1826/5 is scarce.  Red-Brown and Red examples are either super scarce or may not exist at all, as none have been certified by PCGS.  Mint State 1826/5 Large Cents are very rare.  As of October 2011, PCGS had certified only four Mint State examples, the finest of which was a single PCGS MS-66 Brown.

Diameter: 28.00 millimeters Designer: Robert Scot Edge: Plain
Mintage: 1,517,425 Weight: 10.89 grams Metal Content: Copper

Rarity and Survival Estimates

Grades Survival Estimate Numismatic Rarity Relative Rarity by Type Relative Rarity by Series
All Grades 500 R-6.0 4 / 48 TIE 9 / 81 TIE
60 or Better 20 R-9.1 9 / 48 TIE 11 / 81 TIE
65 or Better 2 R-9.9 1 / 48 TIE 1 / 81 TIE

Condition Census

Pos Grade Thumbnail Pedigree and History
1 MS66BN PCGS grade
2 MS64BN PCGS grade  
2 MS64BN PCGS grade  
2 MS64BN estimated grade  
5 MS63BN estimated grade