1818 1C, BN (Regular Strike)

Series: Coronet Head Cents 1816-1857

PCGS MS66BN

PCGS MS66BN

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PCGS MS66BN

PCGS MS66BN

PCGS MS65BN

PCGS MS65BN

PCGS #:
1600
Designer:
Robert Scot
Edge:
Plain
Diameter:
28.00 millimeters
Weight:
10.89 grams
Mintage:
3,167,000
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 10,000 R-3.0 46 / 48 TIE 77 / 81 TIE
60 or Better 4,000 R-4.2 46 / 48 79 / 81
65 or Better 50 R-8.5 30 / 48 TIE 48 / 81 TIE
Survival Estimate
All Grades 10,000
60 or Better 4,000
65 or Better 50
Numismatic Rarity
All Grades R-3.0
60 or Better R-4.2
65 or Better R-8.5
Relative Rarity By Type All Specs in this Type
All Grades 46 / 48 TIE
60 or Better 46 / 48
65 or Better 30 / 48 TIE
Relative Rarity By Series All Specs in this Series
All Grades 77 / 81 TIE
60 or Better 79 / 81
65 or Better 48 / 81 TIE

Condition Census What Is This?

Pos Grade Image Pedigree and History
1 MS66BN PCGS grade

Ray Gallo Collection - Abner Kreisberg, sold privately in 11/1960 - R.E. "Ted" Naftzger, Jr. Collection - Goldbergs 2/2009:66, $1,955

1 MS66BN PCGS grade

Barney Bluestone 5/1943:1706 - Willard Blaisdell Collection (via Del Bland) - R.E. "Ted" Naftzger, Jr. Collection - Goldbergs 2/2009:52, $3,910

1 MS66BN PCGS grade
4 MS65BN PCGS grade

Tom Reynolds, sold privately in 7/1995 - Twin Leaf Collection (W.M. "Jack" Wadlington) - Stack’s/Bowers 7/2015:2046, $5,288

4 MS65BN PCGS grade

Heritage 8/2016:3078, $1,998

4 MS65BN PCGS grade
4 MS65BN PCGS grade
4 MS65BN PCGS grade
4 MS65BN PCGS grade
4 MS65BN PCGS grade
#1 MS66BN PCGS grade

Ray Gallo Collection - Abner Kreisberg, sold privately in 11/1960 - R.E. "Ted" Naftzger, Jr. Collection - Goldbergs 2/2009:66, $1,955

#1 MS66BN PCGS grade

Barney Bluestone 5/1943:1706 - Willard Blaisdell Collection (via Del Bland) - R.E. "Ted" Naftzger, Jr. Collection - Goldbergs 2/2009:52, $3,910

#1 MS66BN PCGS grade
#4 MS65BN PCGS grade

Tom Reynolds, sold privately in 7/1995 - Twin Leaf Collection (W.M. "Jack" Wadlington) - Stack’s/Bowers 7/2015:2046, $5,288

#4 MS65BN PCGS grade

Heritage 8/2016:3078, $1,998

#4 MS65BN PCGS grade
#4 MS65BN PCGS grade
#4 MS65BN PCGS grade
#4 MS65BN PCGS grade
#4 MS65BN PCGS grade
Ron Guth:

The 1818 Large Cent is the second most common date of the Matron Head Cents based on the populations of those certified by PCGS. It is easily the most common date in Mint State thanks to the Randall Hoard, from which most of these coins originate. The hoard of thousands of Cents dated from 1816-1820 was named after John Randall, a Georgia merchant who claimed to have found the coins after the Civil War, buried in the ground. The hoard was disseminated by Edward Cogan, a dealer of some renown, who later had to defend the Randall Hoard coins against accusations that they were restrikes. Apparently, dealers and collectors could not believe that full red Large Cents could have survived in such large quantities.

Today, most Uncirculated 1818 Large Cents are of the Brown designation. Less than a fourth of the examples certified by PCGS have earned the Red-Brown designation. Those that are full Red are very rare.