1848 1C, BN (Proof)

Series: Coronet Head Cents 1817-1857

PCGS PR66BN

PCGS PR66BN

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PCGS PR65BN

PCGS PR65BN

PCGS PR64+BN

PCGS PR64+BN

PCGS #:
1973
Designer:
Christian Gobrecht
Edge:
Plain
Diameter:
27.50 millimeters
Weight:
10.89 grams
Mintage:
7
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 17 R-9.2 13 / 19 30 / 43
60 or Better 16 R-9.3 12 / 19 TIE 29 / 43 TIE
65 or Better 2 R-9.9 8 / 19 TIE 12 / 43 TIE
Survival Estimate
All Grades 17
60 or Better 16
65 or Better 2
Numismatic Rarity
All Grades R-9.2
60 or Better R-9.3
65 or Better R-9.9
Relative Rarity By Type All Specs in this Type
All Grades 13 / 19
60 or Better 12 / 19 TIE
65 or Better 8 / 19 TIE
Relative Rarity By Series All Specs in this Series
All Grades 30 / 43
60 or Better 29 / 43 TIE
65 or Better 12 / 43 TIE

Condition Census What Is This?

Pos Grade Image Pedigree and History
1 PR66BN PCGS grade
2 PR65BN PCGS grade
2 PR65BN PCGS grade

Hollinbeck Stamp and Coin Company 11/1946:265 - Warren Snow Collection - Stack's 11/2008:3095 - Greensboro Collection - Heritage 1/2013:5536, $14,100

2 PR65BN PCGS grade

Wayte Raymond 11/1945:211, $76.50 - John Jay Pittman - David Akers 10/1997:250, $4,950

2 PR65BN estimated grade
6 PR64+BN PCGS grade
7 PR64BN PCGS grade
7 PR64BN PCGS grade
9 PR63BN PCGS grade
9 PR63BN PCGS grade
#1 PR66BN PCGS grade
#2 PR65BN PCGS grade
#2 PR65BN PCGS grade

Hollinbeck Stamp and Coin Company 11/1946:265 - Warren Snow Collection - Stack's 11/2008:3095 - Greensboro Collection - Heritage 1/2013:5536, $14,100

#2 PR65BN PCGS grade

Wayte Raymond 11/1945:211, $76.50 - John Jay Pittman - David Akers 10/1997:250, $4,950

#2 PR65BN estimated grade
#6 PR64+BN PCGS grade
#7 PR64BN PCGS grade
#7 PR64BN PCGS grade
#9 PR63BN PCGS grade
#9 PR63BN PCGS grade
Ron Guth:

In 1848, Mint employees used a single pair of dies to strike a small amount of Proof Large Cents. Those dies were reserved solely for Proofs, and no business strikes followed. Thus, if an 1848 Large Cent can be attributed as a Newcomb 19, it is most definitely a Proof, even if it spent time in circulation. In 1977, Walter Breen enunerated twelve different examples; today, we know of at least the same number of demonstrably different ones, plus a few more. Thus, the number of survivors falls somewhere between a dozen and twenty examples.

Most survivors have toned down to a brown color, with varying traces of original mint red. Technical quality ranges from PR60 to PR66, with most falling between those grades. One of the more exctiing examples is the nearly full Red PCGS PR65CAM (now in the ESM Collection).

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