1851/81 1C, RB (Regular Strike)

Series: Coronet Head Cents 1816-1857

PCGS MS66RB

PCGS MS66RB

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INVERTED DATE DETAIL

INVERTED DATE DETAIL

PCGS MS66RB

PCGS MS66RB

PCGS #:
1896
Designer:
Christian Gobrecht
Edge:
Plain
Diameter:
27.50 millimeters
Weight:
10.89 grams
Mintage:
9,889,707
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 20 R-9.1 8 / 33 21 / 80 TIE
60 or Better 20 R-9.1 8 / 33 21 / 80 TIE
65 or Better 2 R-9.9 3 / 33 TIE 4 / 80 TIE
Survival Estimate
All Grades 20
60 or Better 20
65 or Better 2
Numismatic Rarity
All Grades R-9.1
60 or Better R-9.1
65 or Better R-9.9
Relative Rarity By Type All Specs in this Type
All Grades 8 / 33
60 or Better 8 / 33
65 or Better 3 / 33 TIE
Relative Rarity By Series All Specs in this Series
All Grades 21 / 80 TIE
60 or Better 21 / 80 TIE
65 or Better 4 / 80 TIE

Condition Census What Is This?

Pos Grade Image Pedigree and History
1 MS66RB PCGS grade
2 MS65RB PCGS grade  
	MS65RB PCGS grade

Roscoe F. Ballard Collection - Abe Kosoff 5/1947 - R.E. "Ted" Naftzger, Jr. Collection - Goldbergs 9/2009:1021, $18,400

2 MS65RB PCGS grade
2 MS65RB PCGS grade
2 MS65RB PCGS grade
2 MS65RB estimated grade
2 MS65RB estimated grade
2 MS65RB estimated grade
2 MS65RB estimated grade
10 MS64RB PCGS grade
#1 MS66RB PCGS grade
 
	MS65RB PCGS grade 
#2 MS65RB PCGS grade

Roscoe F. Ballard Collection - Abe Kosoff 5/1947 - R.E. "Ted" Naftzger, Jr. Collection - Goldbergs 9/2009:1021, $18,400

#2 MS65RB PCGS grade
#2 MS65RB PCGS grade
#2 MS65RB PCGS grade
#2 MS65RB estimated grade
#2 MS65RB estimated grade
#2 MS65RB estimated grade
#2 MS65RB estimated grade
#10 MS64RB PCGS grade
Ron Guth:

The 1851/81 Large Cent is more than an overdate, it is a normal date over an inverted date. When the engraver added the date to the die, he failed to notice that the date punch was inverted. Upon realizing his mistake, he oriented the punch correctly and restamped the date into the die. To efface the error, the engraver ground down the die, resulting in a weak undertype and myriad die lines on the lower and right obverse. The 1851/81 Large Cent is a very popular variety and one which can be detected quite easily, even on worn examples.

Mint State examples of the 1851/81 Large Cent are scarce. Most are Brown and most fall into the MS-63 and MS-64 grade levels. No Brown examples are known above MS66. Red-Brown examples are very rare and full Red examples are exceedingly rare.