1827 1C Newcomb 12, BN (Regular Strike)

Series: Coronet Head Cents 1816-1857

PCGS MS64BN

PCGS MS64BN

UNIQUE TERMINAL DIE STATE

UNIQUE TERMINAL DIE STATE

PCGS VF25BN

PCGS VF25BN

PCGS #:
36871
Designer:
Robert Scot
Edge:
Plain
Diameter:
28.00 millimeters
Weight:
10.89 grams
Mintage:
2,357,732
Mint:
Philadelphia
Metal:
Copper
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Condition Census What Is This?

Pos Grade Image Pedigree and History
1 MS64BN PCGS grade

Homer K. Downing 8/1952:2170 - Willard C. Blaisdell, sold privately in 9/1976 - Del Bland, sold privately in 9/1976 - R.E. "Ted" Naftzger, Jr. Collection - Goldbergs 2/2009:202, $20,700

#1 MS64BN PCGS grade

Homer K. Downing 8/1952:2170 - Willard C. Blaisdell, sold privately in 9/1976 - Del Bland, sold privately in 9/1976 - R.E. "Ted" Naftzger, Jr. Collection - Goldbergs 2/2009:202, $20,700

Ron Guth:

The Newcomb 12 die variety of the 1828 Large Cent is very rare (46-60 known). With the exception of one remarkable Mint State coin, all examples of this variety are circulated. The best example is finer than all the others by a whopping 15 points in the Noyes Census (and an even more impressive 30 points in the Bland Census) -- PCGS calls this coin MS64BN. Consequently, no Red-Brown or Red examples are known.

The reason for the rarity of this variety appears to be a dramatic split in the obverse die, resulting in at least one coin with a raised, diagonal crack that runs the entire length of the coin from 1 o'clock to 6:30.