1857 1C Small Date, RB (Proof)

Series: Coronet Head Cents 1817-1857

PCGS PR65RB

PCGS PR65RB

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PCGS PR65RB

PCGS PR65RB

PCGS PR64+RB

PCGS PR64+RB

PCGS #:
2001
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 45 R-8.6 17 / 19 27 / 42
60 or Better 45 R-8.6 17 / 19 27 / 42
65 or Better 10 R-9.5 12 / 19 TIE 16 / 42 TIE
Survival Estimate
All Grades 45
60 or Better 45
65 or Better 10
Numismatic Rarity
All Grades R-8.6
60 or Better R-8.6
65 or Better R-9.5
Relative Rarity By Type All Specs in this Type
All Grades 17 / 19
60 or Better 17 / 19
65 or Better 12 / 19 TIE
Relative Rarity By Series All Specs in this Series
All Grades 27 / 42
60 or Better 27 / 42
65 or Better 16 / 42 TIE

Condition Census What Is This?

Pos Grade Image Pedigree and History
1 PR66RB PCGS grade
2 PR65RB PCGS grade
2 PR65RB PCGS grade
2 PR65RB PCGS grade
2 PR65RB PCGS grade
2 PR65RB PCGS grade
2 PR65RB estimated grade
2 PR65RB estimated grade
9 PR64+RB PCGS grade
9 PR64+RB PCGS grade
#1 PR66RB PCGS grade
#2 PR65RB PCGS grade
#2 PR65RB PCGS grade
#2 PR65RB PCGS grade
#2 PR65RB PCGS grade
#2 PR65RB PCGS grade
#2 PR65RB estimated grade
#2 PR65RB estimated grade
#9 PR64+RB PCGS grade
#9 PR64+RB 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