1854 1C, BN (Proof)

Series: Coronet Head Cents 1817-1857

PCGS PR66BN

PCGS PR66BN

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PCGS PR64BN

PCGS PR64BN

PCGS PR63BN

PCGS PR63BN

PCGS #:
1991
Designer:
Christian Gobrecht
Edge:
Plain
Diameter:
27.50 millimeters
Weight:
10.89 grams
Mintage:
50
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 6 R-9.7 3 / 19 9 / 43 TIE
60 or Better 6 R-9.7 3 / 19 TIE 10 / 43 TIE
65 or Better 1 R-10.0 1 / 19 TIE 1 / 43 TIE
Survival Estimate
All Grades 6
60 or Better 6
65 or Better 1
Numismatic Rarity
All Grades R-9.7
60 or Better R-9.7
65 or Better R-10.0
Relative Rarity By Type All Specs in this Type
All Grades 3 / 19
60 or Better 3 / 19 TIE
65 or Better 1 / 19 TIE
Relative Rarity By Series All Specs in this Series
All Grades 9 / 43 TIE
60 or Better 10 / 43 TIE
65 or Better 1 / 43 TIE

Condition Census What Is This?

Pos Grade Image Pedigree and History
1 PR66BN PCGS grade
2 PR64BN PCGS grade
2 PR64BN PCGS grade
2 PR64BN PCGS grade
5 PR63BN PCGS grade
6 PR62BN estimated grade
#1 PR66BN PCGS grade
#2 PR64BN PCGS grade
#2 PR64BN PCGS grade
#2 PR64BN PCGS grade
#5 PR63BN PCGS grade
#6 PR62BN estimated grade
Ron Guth:

Proof 1854 Large Cents are very rare and perhaps even more rare than they are generally perceived to be. I've heard estimates of two dozen known to more than 30 but when I reviewed the Auction Prices Realized and eliminated duplicate appearances, I could find only fourteen demonstrably different examples in all color designations. Of those, the finest known is a PCGS PR66RB.

It appears that only one die pair (N-12) was used to strike Proofs, then those dies were used to create coins for circulation.