1819/(8) 1C Large Date, RB (Regular Strike)

Series: Coronet Head Cents 1816-1857

DATE COMPARISON

DATE COMPARISON

PCGS #:
1604
Designer:
Robert Scot
Edge:
Plain
Diameter:
28.00 millimeters
Weight:
10.89 grams
Mintage:
2,671,000
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 75 R-8.2 28 / 47 TIE 42 / 80 TIE
60 or Better 75 R-8.2 28 / 47 TIE 42 / 80 TIE
65 or Better 5 R-9.7 4 / 47 TIE 10 / 80 TIE
Survival Estimate
All Grades 75
60 or Better 75
65 or Better 5
Numismatic Rarity
All Grades R-8.2
60 or Better R-8.2
65 or Better R-9.7
Relative Rarity By Type All Specs in this Type
All Grades 28 / 47 TIE
60 or Better 28 / 47 TIE
65 or Better 4 / 47 TIE
Relative Rarity By Series All Specs in this Series
All Grades 42 / 80 TIE
60 or Better 42 / 80 TIE
65 or Better 10 / 80 TIE

Condition Census What Is This?

Pos Grade Image Pedigree and History
1 MS65RB PCGS grade
2 MS64RB PCGS grade
2 MS64RB PCGS grade
2 MS64RB PCGS grade
2 MS64RB PCGS grade
2 MS64RB PCGS grade
2 MS64RB PCGS grade
2 MS64RB PCGS grade
9 MS63RB PCGS grade
9 MS63RB PCGS grade
#1 MS65RB PCGS grade
#2 MS64RB PCGS grade
#2 MS64RB PCGS grade
#2 MS64RB PCGS grade
#2 MS64RB PCGS grade
#2 MS64RB PCGS grade
#2 MS64RB PCGS grade
#2 MS64RB PCGS grade
#9 MS63RB PCGS grade
#9 MS63RB PCGS grade
Ron Guth:

1819 Large Cents are found with either a Large Date or a Small Date (the difference is quite apparent). One of the Large Date varieties is Newcomb 1. Because Newcomb 1 shows a clear 9 over 8, it is known not as an 1819 Large Date but as the 1819 Overdate. Newcomb 2 is also an overdate, but the undertype is weak and only visible on early did states. Hence, Newcomb 2 is known as the 1819/(8) Large Date (the 8 in parentheses indicates that the undertype is not always evident). All other Newcomb varieties for the year are Small Dates.

The 1819/(8) Large Date is also a repunched date. The 8 of the date consists of a small "Block 8" punched over a larger, old-style "Script 8" (expand any of the images above and look at 8 of the date to see precisely what is being described).

In terms of condition, the 1819/(8) Large Date Large Cent is fairly common in Mint State, with a nice cluster of coins at the MS-62 to MS-63 levels. However, these numbers are deceptive because most of these coins came from collections that were graded and sold within the past few years, Most of the coins went back into collectors' hands and are effectively off the market. Red-Brown examples of this major variety can be found, but full Red examples, though they exist, are exceedingly rare.

Relative to the other major varieties of the year (1819/8 and Small Date), the 1819/(8) Large Date Large Cent is the most common of the three by a small margin.