1857 1C Small Date, BN (Proof)

Series: Coronet Head Cents 1817-1857

PCGS PR66+BN

PCGS PR66+BN

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PCGS PR66BN

PCGS PR66BN

PCGS PR66BN

PCGS PR66BN

PCGS #:
2000
Designer:
Christian Gobrecht
Edge:
Plain
Diameter:
27.50 millimeters
Weight:
10.89 grams
Mintage:
238
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 55 R-8.4 17 / 19 34 / 43
60 or Better 52 R-8.4 17 / 19 34 / 43
65 or Better 20 R-9.1 13 / 19 20 / 43
Survival Estimate
All Grades 55
60 or Better 52
65 or Better 20
Numismatic Rarity
All Grades R-8.4
60 or Better R-8.4
65 or Better R-9.1
Relative Rarity By Type All Specs in this Type
All Grades 17 / 19
60 or Better 17 / 19
65 or Better 13 / 19
Relative Rarity By Series All Specs in this Series
All Grades 34 / 43
60 or Better 34 / 43
65 or Better 20 / 43

Condition Census What Is This?

Pos Grade Image Pedigree and History
1 PR66BN PCGS grade PR66BN PCGS grade

Heritage 11/2005:142 - Douglas Collection - Heritage 1/2013:5758, $11,162.50

1 PR66BN PCGS grade
1 PR66BN PCGS grade
1 PR66BN PCGS grade
5 PR65BN PCGS grade PR65BN PCGS grade

Dr. George P. French - B. Max Mehl 1929 FPL, lot 816 - John P. Young - Barney Bluestone “89th Sale” 9/1945:989 - R. E. Naftzger, Jr. - Abe Kosoff 4/1956:440 - Harold Bareford - Stack's “Auction ‘80” 8/1980:1090 - Del Bland - R. S. Brown, Jr. 12/1988 - Denis Loring 2/1993 - R. S. Brown, Jr. 4/1999 - Dan Holmes Collection - Goldbergs 1/2011:688, $10,350

5 PR65BN PCGS grade
5 PR65BN PCGS grade
5 PR65BN PCGS grade
5 PR65BN PCGS grade
5 PR65BN PCGS grade
PR66BN PCGS grade #1 PR66BN PCGS grade

Heritage 11/2005:142 - Douglas Collection - Heritage 1/2013:5758, $11,162.50

#1 PR66BN PCGS grade
#1 PR66BN PCGS grade
#1 PR66BN PCGS grade
PR65BN PCGS grade #5 PR65BN PCGS grade

Dr. George P. French - B. Max Mehl 1929 FPL, lot 816 - John P. Young - Barney Bluestone “89th Sale” 9/1945:989 - R. E. Naftzger, Jr. - Abe Kosoff 4/1956:440 - Harold Bareford - Stack's “Auction ‘80” 8/1980:1090 - Del Bland - R. S. Brown, Jr. 12/1988 - Denis Loring 2/1993 - R. S. Brown, Jr. 4/1999 - Dan Holmes Collection - Goldbergs 1/2011:688, $10,350

#5 PR65BN PCGS grade
#5 PR65BN PCGS grade
#5 PR65BN PCGS grade
#5 PR65BN PCGS grade
#5 PR65BN PCGS grade
Ron Guth:

Proof 1857 Large Cents are known only of the Small Date versions. In particular, only Newcomb 3 and Newcomb 5 have been found in Proof; not surprsingly, they are both Proof-only varieties (no "business" strikes are known of either). Breen suggested that over 80 Proof examples of Newcomb 3 survived and that "at least a dozen" of Newcomb 5 survived. Both estimates are perhaps a little low, although the Newcomb 5 is indeed a rare coin.

Finest among the Proof 1857 Large Cents is a PCGS PR66RB, followed by a small group of PCGS PR66BNs. Red-Brown 1857 Large Cent Proofs are only slightly rarer than the Brown versions, but Red examples are exceedingly rare.

The most valuable Proof 1857 Large Cent is the PCGS PR65RD example from an early iteration of the Eugene Gardner Collection (1965), which sold in 2008 for $74,750

Regency XI Preview | Legend Rare Coin Auctions | February 19, 2015

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