1857 1C Small Date, RB (Regular Strike)

Series: Coronet Head Cents 1816-1857

PCGS MS66RB

PCGS MS66RB

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DATE COMPARISON

DATE COMPARISON

PCGS MS66RB

PCGS MS66RB

PCGS #:
1932
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 40 R-8.7 10 / 33 TIE 31 / 80 TIE
60 or Better 40 R-8.7 10 / 33 TIE 31 / 80 TIE
65 or Better 5 R-9.7 7 / 33 TIE 10 / 80 TIE
Survival Estimate
All Grades 40
60 or Better 40
65 or Better 5
Numismatic Rarity
All Grades R-8.7
60 or Better R-8.7
65 or Better R-9.7
Relative Rarity By Type All Specs in this Type
All Grades 10 / 33 TIE
60 or Better 10 / 33 TIE
65 or Better 7 / 33 TIE
Relative Rarity By Series All Specs in this Series
All Grades 31 / 80 TIE
60 or Better 31 / 80 TIE
65 or Better 10 / 80 TIE

Condition Census What Is This?

Pos Grade Image Pedigree and History
1 MS65RB PCGS grade PCGS #1932 (MS, Red and Brown)     65
1 MS65RB PCGS grade
3 MS64RB PCGS grade PCGS #148731 (MS, Red and Brown)     64

Newcomb 2

3 MS64RB PCGS grade PCGS #403970 (MS, Red and Brown)     64

Newcomb 4

3 MS64RB PCGS grade
3 MS64RB PCGS grade
3 MS64RB PCGS grade
3 MS64RB PCGS grade
3 MS64RB PCGS grade
3 MS64RB PCGS grade
PCGS #1932 (MS, Red and Brown)     65 #1 MS65RB PCGS grade
#1 MS65RB PCGS grade
PCGS #148731 (MS, Red and Brown)     64 #3 MS64RB PCGS grade

Newcomb 2

PCGS #403970 (MS, Red and Brown)     64 #3 MS64RB PCGS grade

Newcomb 4

#3 MS64RB PCGS grade
#3 MS64RB PCGS grade
#3 MS64RB PCGS grade
#3 MS64RB PCGS grade
#3 MS64RB PCGS grade
#3 MS64RB 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 Small Date is approximately twice as rare as the Large Date (according to the PCGS Population Report). In Mint State, the Large Date is most readily available in MS64. Gems are very rare. Red-Brown examples represent less than a tenth of the total Mint State population and full Red examples are very, very rare.