1798 1C S-164 1st Hair Style, BN (Regular Strike)

Series: Draped Bust Cents 1796-1807

PCGS MS62BN

PCGS MS62BN

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PCGS MS62BN

PCGS MS62BN

PCGS XF40BN

PCGS XF40BN

PCGS #:
36056
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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1 PCGS MS62BN
2 PCGS MS61BN
#1 PCGS MS62BN
#2 PCGS MS61BN
Ron Guth:

1798 Large Cents are known with "First" and "Second" Hair Styles. 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 First Hair Style lacks this extra curl.

Sheldon 164 is a scarce variety, listed as a Rarity 4 by Walter Breen. Finding any example of this variety is a challenge, especially one on a nice planchet with pleasing Brown color. Mint State examples are exceedingly rare and only two have been certified above MS60 by PCGS. Red-Brown and Red examples are non-existent.