1798 1C 1st Hair Style, BN N1BN Certification #41018947, PCGS #1431

Expert Comments

Ron Guth

In 1798, a new Liberty Head hub punch appeared for the Draped Bust large cent.  The most obvious difference between the old and the new hub is the addition of two prominent curls to the new hub: one in the hair near the shoulders and another in the hair to replace the softer curl below and to the left of the ear. The new style was used on all Draped Bust Large Cents through 1807 with one exception -- when an old 1798 obverse was overdated to 1800!

According to the PCGS Population Report, the 2nd Hair Style is slightly more common than the 1st Hair Style, though there are more Mint State examples of the 1st Hair Style.  The finest 2nd Hair Style certified by PCGS (as of May 2011) is a single MS65RB.

PCGS #
1431
Designer
Robert Scot
Edge
Plain
Diameter
28.00 millimeters
Weight
10.89 grams
Mintage
1841745
Metal
Copper
Pop Higher
276
Pop Lower
0
Region
The United States of America
Price Guide
PCGS Population
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Rarity and Survival Estimates Learn More

Grades
65 or Better 5000 R-4.0 36 / 40 TIE 36 / 40 TIE
All Grades 15 R-9.3 26 / 40 TIE 26 / 40 TIE
60 or Better 3 R-9.8 12 / 40 TIE 12 / 40 TIE
65 or Better 5000
All Grades 15
60 or Better 3
65 or Better R-4.0
All Grades R-9.3
60 or Better R-9.8
65 or Better 36 / 40 TIE
All Grades 26 / 40 TIE
60 or Better 12 / 40 TIE
65 or Better 36 / 40 TIE
All Grades 26 / 40 TIE
60 or Better 12 / 40 TIE

Condition Census Learn More

Pos Grade Thumbnail Pedigree and History
1 MS65BN PCGS grade
1 MS65BN PCGS grade
1 MS65BN PCGS grade
1 MS65BN PCGS grade
5 MS63BN PCGS grade MS63BN PCGS grade
#1 MS65BN PCGS grade
#1 MS65BN PCGS grade
#1 MS65BN PCGS grade
#1 MS65BN PCGS grade
MS63BN PCGS grade #5 MS63BN PCGS grade