1841 1C, BN (Proof)

Series: Coronet Head Cents 1817-1857

PCGS PR66+BN

PCGS PR66+BN

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PCGS PR66BN

PCGS PR66BN

PCGS PR65+BN

PCGS PR65+BN

PCGS #:
1952
Designer:
Christian Gobrecht
Edge:
Plain
Diameter:
27.50 millimeters
Weight:
10.89 grams
Mintage:
25
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 20 R-9.1 14 / 19 31 / 43
60 or Better 20 R-9.1 14 / 19 31 / 43
65 or Better 5 R-9.7 10 / 19 TIE 17 / 43 TIE
Survival Estimate
All Grades 20
60 or Better 20
65 or Better 5
Numismatic Rarity
All Grades R-9.1
60 or Better R-9.1
65 or Better R-9.7
Relative Rarity By Type All Specs in this Type
All Grades 14 / 19
60 or Better 14 / 19
65 or Better 10 / 19 TIE
Relative Rarity By Series All Specs in this Series
All Grades 31 / 43
60 or Better 31 / 43
65 or Better 17 / 43 TIE

Condition Census What Is This?

Pos Grade Image Pedigree and History
1 PR66+BN PCGS grade
1 PR66BN PCGS grade

Oscar Pearl Collection - Abe Kosoff 1944 Fixed Price List, lot 366 - Will W. Neil Collection - B. Mac Mehl 6/1947:2079 - Warren Snow Collection - Stack's 11/2008:3089 - Greensboro Collection, Part II - Heritage 1/2013:5530, $19,387 - Stack's/Bowers 8/2016:3023

3 PR65BN PCGS grade

Goldberg Coins 2/2009:718 - Bowers & Merena 8/2009:207 - Heritage 1/2013:3873, $14,100

3 PR65BN PCGS grade

Heritage 4/2008:100 - Adam Mervis Large Cent Collection - Heritage 1/2014:2234, $11,750

5 PR64BN PCGS grade

Heritage 6/2011:3055, $10,350

5 PR64BN PCGS grade PR64BN PCGS grade
5 PR64BN PCGS grade

Stack's/Bowers 8/2012:11195, $10,575

5 PR64BN PCGS grade
5 PR64BN PCGS grade
5 PR64BN PCGS grade
#1 PR66+BN PCGS grade
#1 PR66BN PCGS grade

Oscar Pearl Collection - Abe Kosoff 1944 Fixed Price List, lot 366 - Will W. Neil Collection - B. Mac Mehl 6/1947:2079 - Warren Snow Collection - Stack's 11/2008:3089 - Greensboro Collection, Part II - Heritage 1/2013:5530, $19,387 - Stack's/Bowers 8/2016:3023

#3 PR65BN PCGS grade

Goldberg Coins 2/2009:718 - Bowers & Merena 8/2009:207 - Heritage 1/2013:3873, $14,100

#3 PR65BN PCGS grade

Heritage 4/2008:100 - Adam Mervis Large Cent Collection - Heritage 1/2014:2234, $11,750

#5 PR64BN PCGS grade

Heritage 6/2011:3055, $10,350

PR64BN PCGS grade #5 PR64BN PCGS grade
#5 PR64BN PCGS grade

Stack's/Bowers 8/2012:11195, $10,575

#5 PR64BN PCGS grade
#5 PR64BN PCGS grade
#5 PR64BN PCGS grade
Ron Guth:

Among Proof coins from the 1840's, the 1841 Large Cent in Proof is one of the most plentiful. Estimates of as many as thirty examples have been bandied about and we know of at least twenty. Most (if not all) are of the Newcomb 1 variety. Strike quality varies. Most of the known examples show strong details, but others are weak on the tip of the coronet or on some or all of the stars.

One of the benefits of the larger-than-usual population is an affordable price. In average grade, this date is one of the best values among all Proof Large Cents.

Brown and Red-Brown examples appear on the market in fairly equal proportions. Full Red examples are extremely rare.