1857 1C Large Date, RD (Regular Strike)

Series: Coronet Head Cents 1816-1857

DATE COMPARISON

DATE COMPARISON

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PCGS #:
1930
Designer:
Christian Gobrecht
Edge:
Plain
Diameter:
27.50 millimeters
Weight:
10.89 grams
Mintage:
333,456
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 5 R-9.7 3 / 33 TIE 11 / 74 TIE
60 or Better 5 R-9.7 3 / 33 TIE 11 / 74 TIE
65 or Better 1 R-10.0 1 / 33 TIE 1 / 74 TIE
Survival Estimate
All Grades 5
60 or Better 5
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 / 33 TIE
60 or Better 3 / 33 TIE
65 or Better 1 / 33 TIE
Relative Rarity By Series All Specs in this Series
All Grades 11 / 74 TIE
60 or Better 11 / 74 TIE
65 or Better 1 / 74 TIE

Condition Census What Is This?

Pos Grade Image Pedigree and History
1 MS65RD PCGS grade

Newcomb 1.  John Jay Pittman - David Akers 10/1997:281, $5,500

2 MS64RD PCGS grade
2 MS64RD PCGS grade
4 MS63RD PCGS grade
#1 MS65RD PCGS grade

Newcomb 1.  John Jay Pittman - David Akers 10/1997:281, $5,500

#2 MS64RD PCGS grade
#2 MS64RD PCGS grade
#4 MS63RD PCGS grade
Ron Guth:

1857 was the year in which the Large Cent was replaced with the new-fangled, Flying Eagle Small Cent. For some reason, 1857 Large Cents were made with either large or small dates. Both types are plentiful, but the Large Date is approximately twice as common as the Small Date (according to the PCGS Population Report). In Mint State, the Large Date is most readily available in MS63, with slightly smaller populations in MS64 and MS62. Gems are very rare and none are known above MS65. Red-Brown examples represent a tenth of the total Mint State population and full Red examples are very, very rare.