1843 1C Petite Head, Small Letters, BN (Regular Strike)

Series: Coronet Head Cents 1816-1857

PCGS MS66+BN

PCGS MS66+BN

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REVERSE COMPARISON

REVERSE COMPARISON

PCGS #:
1844
Designer:
Christian Gobrecht
Edge:
Plain
Diameter:
27.50 millimeters
Weight:
10.89 grams
Mintage:
2,425,342
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 2,000 R-4.6 16 / 33 TIE 35 / 81 TIE
60 or Better 300 R-6.4 17 / 33 TIE 51 / 81 TIE
65 or Better 10 R-9.5 5 / 33 TIE 14 / 81 TIE
Survival Estimate
All Grades 2,000
60 or Better 300
65 or Better 10
Numismatic Rarity
All Grades R-4.6
60 or Better R-6.4
65 or Better R-9.5
Relative Rarity By Type All Specs in this Type
All Grades 16 / 33 TIE
60 or Better 17 / 33 TIE
65 or Better 5 / 33 TIE
Relative Rarity By Series All Specs in this Series
All Grades 35 / 81 TIE
60 or Better 51 / 81 TIE
65 or Better 14 / 81 TIE

Condition Census What Is This?

Pos Grade Image Pedigree and History
1 MS66BN PCGS grade MS66BN PCGS grade
1 MS66BN PCGS grade MS66BN PCGS grade
1 MS66BN estimated grade
4 MS65BN PCGS grade
4 MS65BN PCGS grade
4 MS65BN PCGS grade
4 MS65BN PCGS grade
4 MS65BN PCGS grade
4 MS65BN PCGS grade
4 MS65BN PCGS grade
MS66BN PCGS grade #1 MS66BN PCGS grade
MS66BN PCGS grade #1 MS66BN PCGS grade
#1 MS66BN estimated grade
#4 MS65BN PCGS grade
#4 MS65BN PCGS grade
#4 MS65BN PCGS grade
#4 MS65BN PCGS grade
#4 MS65BN PCGS grade
#4 MS65BN PCGS grade
#4 MS65BN PCGS grade
Jaime Hernandez:

Although the Mint struck over 2 million 1843 Large Cents, a much smaller quantity actually exist. The PCGS CoinFacts survival estimate is at about 2,000 coins exist. From the coins that do exist, many more have been altered or over cleaned, making them ungradable. At PCGS, we have graded less than 400 coins in all graded combined, making them even scarcer. In Grades of MS65 or higher they are also very difficult to obtain. Very few coins exist in MS66 condition or higher.