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1842 1C Small Date, BN (Regular Strike)

Series: Coronet Head Cents 1816-1857

PCGS MS65+BN

PCGS MS65+BN

DATE COMPARISON

DATE COMPARISON

PCGS MS65BN

PCGS MS65BN

PCGS #:
1838
Designer:
Christian Gobrecht
Edge:
Plain
Diameter:
27.50 millimeters
Weight:
10.89 grams
Mintage:
2,383,390
Metal:
Copper
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Grades Survival
Estimate
Numismatic
Rarity
Relative Rarity
By Type
Relative Rarity
By Series
All Grades 150 R-7.5 1 / 33 1 / 81
60 or Better 40 R-8.7 7 / 33 18 / 81 TIE
65 or Better 10 R-9.5 5 / 33 TIE 14 / 81 TIE
Survival Estimate
All Grades 150
60 or Better 40
65 or Better 10
Numismatic Rarity
All Grades R-7.5
60 or Better R-8.7
65 or Better R-9.5
Relative Rarity By Type All Specs in this Type
All Grades 1 / 33
60 or Better 7 / 33
65 or Better 5 / 33 TIE
Relative Rarity By Series All Specs in this Series
All Grades 1 / 81
60 or Better 18 / 81 TIE
65 or Better 14 / 81 TIE

Condition Census What Is This?

Pos Grade Image Pedigree and History
1 MS65BN PCGS grade
1 MS65BN PCGS grade
3 MS64BN PCGS grade
3 MS64BN PCGS grade
3 MS64BN PCGS grade
3 MS64BN estimated grade
7 MS63BN PCGS grade
7 MS63BN PCGS grade
7 MS63BN estimated grade
7 MS63BN estimated grade
#1 MS65BN PCGS grade
#1 MS65BN PCGS grade
#3 MS64BN PCGS grade
#3 MS64BN PCGS grade
#3 MS64BN PCGS grade
#3 MS64BN estimated grade
#7 MS63BN PCGS grade
#7 MS63BN PCGS grade
#7 MS63BN estimated grade
#7 MS63BN estimated grade
Jaime Hernandez:

There were over 2 million 1842 Large Cents struck. However, far fewer examples exist today. Most examples got lost or damaged over the years. There is a Small Date and Large Date variety for the year. Differentiating each is fairly easy, especially if comparing the 4 digit on the date.