1798 1C 1st Hair Style, BN (Regular Strike)

Series: Draped Bust Cents 1796-1807

PCGS MS64BN

PCGS MS64BN

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OBVERSE COMPARISON

OBVERSE COMPARISON

PCGS MS64BN

PCGS MS64BN

PCGS #:
1431
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 15 R-9.3 26 / 40 TIE 26 / 40 TIE
65 or Better 3 R-9.8 12 / 40 TIE 12 / 40 TIE
Survival Estimate
All Grades 5,000
60 or Better 15
65 or Better 3
Numismatic Rarity
All Grades R-4.0
60 or Better R-9.3
65 or Better R-9.8
Relative Rarity By Type All Specs in this Type
All Grades 36 / 40 TIE
60 or Better 26 / 40 TIE
65 or Better 12 / 40 TIE
Relative Rarity By Series All Specs in this Series
All Grades 36 / 40 TIE
60 or Better 26 / 40 TIE
65 or Better 12 / 40 TIE

Condition Census What Is This?

Pos Grade Image Pedigree and History
1 MS65BN PCGS grade
1 MS65BN PCGS grade
1 MS65BN PCGS grade
1 MS65BN PCGS grade
5 MS63BN PCGS grade MS63BN PCGS grade
5 MS63BN PCGS grade
7 MS62BN PCGS grade MS62BN PCGS grade
7 MS62BN PCGS grade
9 MS61BN PCGS grade
9 MS61BN PCGS grade
#1 MS65BN PCGS grade
#1 MS65BN PCGS grade
#1 MS65BN PCGS grade
#1 MS65BN PCGS grade
MS63BN PCGS grade #5 MS63BN PCGS grade
#5 MS63BN PCGS grade
MS62BN PCGS grade #7 MS62BN PCGS grade
#7 MS62BN PCGS grade
#9 MS61BN PCGS grade
#9 MS61BN PCGS grade
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.