1812 1C Small Date, BN (Regular Strike)

Series: Classic Head Cents 1808-1814

PCGS MS65BN

PCGS MS65BN

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DATE COMPARISON

DATE COMPARISON

PCGS MS65BN

PCGS MS65BN

PCGS #:
1561
Designer:
John Reich
Edge:
Plain
Diameter:
28.00 millimeters
Weight:
10.89 grams
Mintage:
1,075,500
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 3,000 R-4.4 7 / 11 TIE 7 / 11 TIE
60 or Better 20 R-9.1 6 / 11 TIE 6 / 11 TIE
65 or Better 0 R-10.1 1 / 11 1 / 11
Survival Estimate
All Grades 3,000
60 or Better 20
65 or Better
Numismatic Rarity
All Grades R-4.4
60 or Better R-9.1
65 or Better R-10.1
Relative Rarity By Type All Specs in this Type
All Grades 7 / 11 TIE
60 or Better 6 / 11 TIE
65 or Better 1 / 11
Relative Rarity By Series All Specs in this Series
All Grades 7 / 11 TIE
60 or Better 6 / 11 TIE
65 or Better 1 / 11

Condition Census What Is This?

Pos Grade Image Pedigree and History
1 MS65BN PCGS grade
1 MS65BN PCGS grade
3 MS64BN PCGS grade
3 MS64BN PCGS grade
3 MS64BN PCGS grade
3 MS64BN PCGS grade
7 MS64BN PCGS grade
7 MS63BN PCGS grade
7 MS63BN PCGS grade
7 MS63BN PCGS grade
#1 MS65BN PCGS grade
#1 MS65BN PCGS grade
#3 MS64BN PCGS grade
#3 MS64BN PCGS grade
#3 MS64BN PCGS grade
#3 MS64BN PCGS grade
#7 MS64BN PCGS grade
#7 MS63BN PCGS grade
#7 MS63BN PCGS grade
#7 MS63BN PCGS grade
Gordon Wrubel: Even when looking at the great photos above, the differences between the 1812 Small Date and Large Date cents may not be readily apparent. Yes the numerals in the Small Date are of a smaller size than the Large Date. But when you are looking at a lone, unattributed 1812 cent with no photos or comparison pieces at hand, there is a simple way to tell which one you have. Just look at the 8 in the date. The 8 punch used on the Small Date variety has an opening in the bottom loop that is about twice the size of the opening in the top loop. On the Large Date variety, the 8 punch used has large openings that are about the same size.