1846 1C Small Date, BN (Regular Strike)

Series: Coronet Head Cents 1816-1857

PCGS MS66BN

PCGS MS66BN

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DATE COMPARISON

DATE COMPARISON

PCGS MS65BN

PCGS MS65BN

PCGS #:
1865
Designer:
Christian Gobrecht
Edge:
Plain
Diameter:
27.50 millimeters
Weight:
10.89 grams
Mintage:
4,120,800
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 3,000 R-4.4 21 / 33 TIE 49 / 81 TIE
60 or Better 500 R-6.0 23 / 33 TIE 62 / 81 TIE
65 or Better 20 R-9.1 13 / 33 TIE 28 / 81 TIE
Survival Estimate
All Grades 3,000
60 or Better 500
65 or Better 20
Numismatic Rarity
All Grades R-4.4
60 or Better R-6.0
65 or Better R-9.1
Relative Rarity By Type All Specs in this Type
All Grades 21 / 33 TIE
60 or Better 23 / 33 TIE
65 or Better 13 / 33 TIE
Relative Rarity By Series All Specs in this Series
All Grades 49 / 81 TIE
60 or Better 62 / 81 TIE
65 or Better 28 / 81 TIE

Condition Census What Is This?

Pos Grade Image Pedigree and History
1 MS66BN estimated grade
2 MS65BN PCGS grade
2 MS65BN PCGS grade
2 MS65BN PCGS grade
2 MS65BN PCGS grade
2 MS65BN PCGS grade
2 MS65BN PCGS grade
2 MS65BN PCGS grade
2 MS65BN PCGS grade
2 MS65BN PCGS grade
#1 MS66BN estimated grade
#2 MS65BN PCGS grade
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#2 MS65BN PCGS grade
#2 MS65BN PCGS grade
#2 MS65BN PCGS grade
#2 MS65BN PCGS grade
#2 MS65BN PCGS grade
#2 MS65BN PCGS grade
#2 MS65BN PCGS grade
Ron Guth:

1846 Large Cents are found with one of three different date sizes: Small; Medium, or Tall. The Small Date is plentiful because it appeared on numerous obverses and die varieties. Based on Population Report data, the Small Date is considerably more common than the Medium Date (only one variety) and the Tall Date (second most common major 1846 variety), with scores available in MS63 and MS64. Red-Brown Small Dates are four times as rare as the Brown examples, and PCGS has yet to grade a Red example. Gem examples appear on the market fairly frequently, and the Small Date is one of the few in the series that is represented by a PCGS MS67BN example (that particular coin sold for $9,987.50 in a 2015 Heritage sale -- seemingly inexpensive for the finest certified 1846 Large Cent).