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1814 1C Plain 4, BN (Regular Strike)

Series: Classic Head Cents 1808-1814

PCGS MS67BN

PCGS MS67BN

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PCGS MS65BN

PCGS MS65BN

PCGS MS64+BN

PCGS MS64+BN

PCGS #:
1576
Designer:
John Reich
Edge:
Plain
Diameter:
28.00 millimeters
Weight:
10.89 grams
Mintage:
357,830
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 1,500 R-4.8 2 / 11 TIE 2 / 11 TIE
60 or Better 17 R-9.2 5 / 11 5 / 11
65 or Better 3 R-9.8 6 / 11 TIE 6 / 11 TIE
Survival Estimate
All Grades 1,500
60 or Better 17
65 or Better 3
Numismatic Rarity
All Grades R-4.8
60 or Better R-9.2
65 or Better R-9.8
Relative Rarity By Type All Specs in this Type
All Grades 2 / 11 TIE
60 or Better 5 / 11
65 or Better 6 / 11 TIE
Relative Rarity By Series All Specs in this Series
All Grades 2 / 11 TIE
60 or Better 5 / 11
65 or Better 6 / 11 TIE

Condition Census What Is This?

Pos Grade Image Pedigree and History
1 MS66BN PCGS grade
2 MS65BN PCGS grade
2 MS65BN PCGS grade
4 MS64BN PCGS grade PCGS #36517 (MS, Brown)     64
4 MS64BN PCGS grade PCGS #36517 (MS, Brown)     64
6 MS63BN PCGS grade PCGS #1576 (MS, Brown)     63
6 MS63BN PCGS grade Heritage 1/2009:268
6 MS63BN PCGS grade
6 MS63BN PCGS grade
6 MS63BN PCGS grade
#1 MS66BN PCGS grade
#2 MS65BN PCGS grade
#2 MS65BN PCGS grade
PCGS #36517 (MS, Brown)     64 #4 MS64BN PCGS grade
PCGS #36517 (MS, Brown)     64 #4 MS64BN PCGS grade
PCGS #1576 (MS, Brown)     63 #6 MS63BN PCGS grade
#6 MS63BN PCGS grade
Heritage 1/2009:268
#6 MS63BN PCGS grade
#6 MS63BN PCGS grade
#6 MS63BN PCGS grade
Ron Guth:

Two major varieties comprise 1814 Large Cents: Plain 4 and Crosslet 4 (referring to the absence or presence of a crossbar on the end of the horizontal bar of the 4). Though both varieties are plentiful, the Plain 4 is definitely the less common of the two. No Red-Brown or Red examples are known of either variety.

The 1814 Plain 4 Large Cent is scarce in Mint State and is most likely to be found in MS-63. Gems are very rare and the finest example certified by PCGS (as of October 2011) is a single MS-66 Brown.