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1826/5 1C, BN (Regular Strike)

Series: Coronet Head Cents 1816-1857

PCGS MS66BN

PCGS MS66BN

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OVERDATE DETAIL

OVERDATE DETAIL

PCGS MS65BN

PCGS MS65BN

PCGS #:
1648
Designer:
Robert Scot
Edge:
Plain
Diameter:
28.00 millimeters
Weight:
10.89 grams
Mintage:
1,517,425
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 500 R-6.0 4 / 48 TIE 9 / 81 TIE
60 or Better 20 R-9.1 9 / 48 TIE 11 / 81 TIE
65 or Better 2 R-9.9 1 / 48 TIE 1 / 81 TIE
Survival Estimate
All Grades 500
60 or Better 20
65 or Better 2
Numismatic Rarity
All Grades R-6.0
60 or Better R-9.1
65 or Better R-9.9
Relative Rarity By Type All Specs in this Type
All Grades 4 / 48 TIE
60 or Better 9 / 48 TIE
65 or Better 1 / 48 TIE
Relative Rarity By Series All Specs in this Series
All Grades 9 / 81 TIE
60 or Better 11 / 81 TIE
65 or Better 1 / 81 TIE

Condition Census What Is This?

Pos Grade Image Pedigree and History
1 MS66BN PCGS grade MS66BN PCGS grade
2 MS64BN PCGS grade
2 MS64BN PCGS grade
2 MS64BN estimated grade
5 MS63BN estimated grade
5 MS63BN estimated grade
5 MS63BN estimated grade
8 MS62BN PCGS grade
9 AU58 PCGS grade
9 AU58 estimated grade
MS66BN PCGS grade #1 MS66BN PCGS grade
#2 MS64BN PCGS grade
#2 MS64BN PCGS grade
#2 MS64BN estimated grade
#5 MS63BN estimated grade
#5 MS63BN estimated grade
#5 MS63BN estimated grade
#8 MS62BN PCGS grade
#9 AU58 PCGS grade
#9 AU58 estimated grade
Ron Guth:

Early die states of the 1826/5 Large Cent show a clear undertype of a 5 beneath the 6. In later die states, the details become mushy and the undertype begins to appear more like die crumbling at the top of the six. Another diagnostic is a small die chip separated from the inner point of the 13th star. Here again, early states are strong; later states become weak and indistinct. Newcomb 8 is the only variety that qualifies as the overdate.

Relative to the "normal" 1826 Large Cents, the 1826/5 is scarce. Red-Brown and Red examples are either super scarce or may not exist at all, as none have been certified by PCGS. Mint State 1826/5 Large Cents are very rare. As of October 2011, PCGS had certified only four Mint State examples, the finest of which was a single PCGS MS-66 Brown.