'1848' 1C Sm Dt Breen-1901 Fantasy, BN (Regular Strike)

Series: Coronet Head Cents 1816-1857

PCGS AU55BN

PCGS AU55BN

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PCGS AU53BN

PCGS AU53BN

PCGS VF20BN

PCGS VF20BN

PCGS #:
403850
Designer:
Christian Gobrecht
Edge:
Plain
Diameter:
27.50 millimeters
Weight:
10.89 grams
Mintage:
N/A
Mint:
Philadelphia
Metal:
Copper
Major Varieties

Current Auctions - PCGS Graded
Current Auctions - NGC Graded
For Sale Now at Collectors Corner - PCGS Graded
For Sale Now at Collectors Corner - NGC Graded

Condition Census What Is This?

Pos Grade Image Pedigree and History
1 AU55 PCGS grade

Chris McCawley - McCawley & Grellman Auctions 1/1995:646 - Anthony Terranova - R.E. "Ted" Naftzger, Jr. Collection - Goldbergs 9/2009:900, $12,075

2 AU53 PCGS grade

Hale Collection - B. Max Mehl - T. James Clarke Collection - Kosoff 4/1956:351 - Herbert M. Oechsner Collection - Stack’s 9/1988:196 - R. E. Naftzger, Jr. Collection -McCawley & Grellman/Superior 8/2004:51 - Chris McCawley, sold privately on  8/21/2004 - Dan Holmes Collection - Goldbergs 1/2011:330, $7,188 - Adam Mervis Collection - Heritage 1/2014:2319 (as PCGS AU53 14300242), $6,462.50

3 VF20 PCGS grade

Breen (1988 Encyclopedia) Plate Coin 

4 VG10 PCGS grade
4 VG10 PCGS grade

Overstruck on an 1840 Large Cent. 

Essex Institute 2/1975:225

#1 AU55 PCGS grade

Chris McCawley - McCawley & Grellman Auctions 1/1995:646 - Anthony Terranova - R.E. "Ted" Naftzger, Jr. Collection - Goldbergs 9/2009:900, $12,075

#2 AU53 PCGS grade

Hale Collection - B. Max Mehl - T. James Clarke Collection - Kosoff 4/1956:351 - Herbert M. Oechsner Collection - Stack’s 9/1988:196 - R. E. Naftzger, Jr. Collection -McCawley & Grellman/Superior 8/2004:51 - Chris McCawley, sold privately on  8/21/2004 - Dan Holmes Collection - Goldbergs 1/2011:330, $7,188 - Adam Mervis Collection - Heritage 1/2014:2319 (as PCGS AU53 14300242), $6,462.50

#3 VF20 PCGS grade

Breen (1988 Encyclopedia) Plate Coin 

#4 VG10 PCGS grade
#4 VG10 PCGS grade

Overstruck on an 1840 Large Cent. 

Essex Institute 2/1975:225

Ron Guth:

Plain and simple, the 1848 Small Date Large Cent is a counterfeit, and probably a contemporary one. However, it has been accepted as a collectible coin by the copper community and brings strong prices whenever it appears at auction. Virtually all of the known examples are on over-sized planchets, often double-struck or overstruck on other coins, and at least two show one or more planchet clips. Breen knew of seven in 1988; today the population is 10-12 examples. The Dan Holmes collection (sold in 2011) contained three examples.