1798 1C 2nd Hair Style, BN (Regular Strike)

Series: Draped Bust Cents 1796-1807

PCGS MS65+BN

PCGS MS65+BN

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PCGS MS65+BN

PCGS MS65+BN

PCGS #:
1434
Designer:
Robert Scot
Edge:
Plain
Diameter:
28.00 millimeters
Weight:
10.89 grams
Mintage:
1,841,745
Mint:
Philadelphia
Metal:
Copper
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Rarity and Survival Estimates Learn More

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 5 R-9.7 16 / 40 TIE 16 / 40 TIE
65 or Better 1 R-10.0 1 / 40 TIE 1 / 40 TIE
Survival Estimate
All Grades 5,000
60 or Better 5
65 or Better 1
Numismatic Rarity
All Grades R-4.0
60 or Better R-9.7
65 or Better R-10.0
Relative Rarity By Type All Specs in this Type
All Grades 36 / 40 TIE
60 or Better 16 / 40 TIE
65 or Better 1 / 40 TIE
Relative Rarity By Series All Specs in this Series
All Grades 36 / 40 TIE
60 or Better 16 / 40 TIE
65 or Better 1 / 40 TIE

Condition Census What Is This?

Pos Grade Image Pedigree and History
1 MS65BN PCGS grade MS65BN PCGS grade

Ex Pierre Edouard LeGras (Paris) - Edouard Frossard 11/1882:184 - T. Harrison Garrett - Robert Garrett 1919 - John Work Garrett - Johns Hopkins University - Bowers & Ruddy 11/1979:91, $18,000 - Stanley Kesselman 12/1980 - R. E. Naftzger, Jr. - Goldbergs 9/2008:178 (as PCGS MS65BN), $207,000

2 MS64+BN PCGS grade
2 MS64+BN PCGS grade
4 MS64BN PCGS grade
4 MS64BN PCGS grade
4 MS64BN PCGS grade
4 MS64BN PCGS grade
4 MS64BN PCGS grade
4 MS64BN PCGS grade
8 MS63BN PCGS grade MS63BN PCGS grade
MS65BN PCGS grade #1 MS65BN PCGS grade

Ex Pierre Edouard LeGras (Paris) - Edouard Frossard 11/1882:184 - T. Harrison Garrett - Robert Garrett 1919 - John Work Garrett - Johns Hopkins University - Bowers & Ruddy 11/1979:91, $18,000 - Stanley Kesselman 12/1980 - R. E. Naftzger, Jr. - Goldbergs 9/2008:178 (as PCGS MS65BN), $207,000

#2 MS64+BN PCGS grade
#2 MS64+BN PCGS grade
#4 MS64BN PCGS grade
#4 MS64BN PCGS grade
#4 MS64BN PCGS grade
#4 MS64BN PCGS grade
#4 MS64BN PCGS grade
#4 MS64BN PCGS grade
MS63BN PCGS grade #8 MS63BN PCGS grade
Ron Guth:

1798 Large Cents are known with "First" and "Second" Hairstyles. These are misnomers because the hairstyles are actually quite similar and differ only by the addition of a conspicuous haircurl just left of and below the ear on the Second Hairstyle. The new version, with the obvious curl, is also known as the "Head of 1799" because researchers believe all such varieties were struck in 1799 even though they were dated 1798. In particular, the 1799/8 Large Cents are all of the Second Hairstyle.

Finding Uncirculated examples of the 1798 Second Hairstyle is quite difficult. Even with the dispersal of the great collections of Naftzger, Husak, Holmes, and the Cardinal Educational Foundation, collectors have few options. PCGS reports less than two dozen MS Brown examples, ranging in grade from a low of MS61BN to a high of MS65BN, with most examples appeaing in MS63BN. Red-Brown examples are exceedingly rare, and may exist only in one specimen (a PCGS MS65RB). No Red examples are known of the 1798 Second Hairstyle.