1852 1C, BN (Proof)

Series: Coronet Head Cents 1817-1857

PCGS PR64BN

PCGS PR64BN

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PCGS #:
1985
Designer:
Christian Gobrecht
Edge:
Plain
Diameter:
27.50 millimeters
Weight:
10.89 grams
Mintage:
10
Mint:
Philadelphia
Metal:
Copper
Auction Record:
N/A
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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 1 R-10.0 1 / 19 1 / 43 TIE
60 or Better 1 R-10.0 1 / 19 1 / 43 TIE
65 or Better 0 R-10.1 1 / 19 1 / 43
Survival Estimate
All Grades 1
60 or Better 1
65 or Better
Numismatic Rarity
All Grades R-10.0
60 or Better R-10.0
65 or Better R-10.1
Relative Rarity By Type All Specs in this Type
All Grades 1 / 19
60 or Better 1 / 19
65 or Better 1 / 19
Relative Rarity By Series All Specs in this Series
All Grades 1 / 43 TIE
60 or Better 1 / 43 TIE
65 or Better 1 / 43

Condition Census What Is This?

Pos Grade Image Pedigree and History
1 PR64BN PCGS grade

Dr. George P. French (incorrectly attributed as Andrews 5) - William Festus Morgan - J. C. Morgenthau & Co. 6/1932:377 - Floyd T. Starr - Stack's 6/1984:722 - R. S Brown, Jr. - Superior 9/1986:1332 - R. Tettenhorst - Denis Loring - R. S. Brown, Jr. 4/1999 - Dan Holmes (who loaned the coin to J. R. Frankenfield for his sale conducted by McCawley & Grellman/Superior 2/2001:1737, then bought it back in the sale) - Goldbergs 1/2011:531, $47,150

#1 PR64BN PCGS grade

Dr. George P. French (incorrectly attributed as Andrews 5) - William Festus Morgan - J. C. Morgenthau & Co. 6/1932:377 - Floyd T. Starr - Stack's 6/1984:722 - R. S Brown, Jr. - Superior 9/1986:1332 - R. Tettenhorst - Denis Loring - R. S. Brown, Jr. 4/1999 - Dan Holmes (who loaned the coin to J. R. Frankenfield for his sale conducted by McCawley & Grellman/Superior 2/2001:1737, then bought it back in the sale) - Goldbergs 1/2011:531, $47,150

Ron Guth:

Proof 1852 Large Cents are exceedingly rare. Researchers and experts have uncovered only three examples, all of the Newcomb 24 variety. It should be noted that some 1852 Newcom 8's have been called Proofs in the past, but these have been debunked by modern researchers being merely Prooflike examples.

The three Proof 1852 Large Cents include a PCGS PR64BN, a PCGS PR65RB, and a PCGS PR65RD. On all three of these Proofs, either the obverse or reverse dies are off-center -- on two examples, the off-center obverse caused a raised rim to appear from 5 o'clock to roughly 10 o'clock.

The Proof 1852 is a recognized rarity in the series. The most valuable example is the PCGS PR65RD that sold for $105,750 in July 2015.