1812 1C Small Date, BN MS64BN Certification #26924770, PCGS #1561

Expert Comments

Gordon Wrubel

Even when looking at the great photos above, the differences between the 1812 Small Date and Large Date cents may not be readily apparent. Yes the numerals in the Small Date are of a smaller size than the Large Date. But when you are looking at a lone, unattributed 1812 cent with no photos or comparison pieces at hand, there is a simple way to tell which one you have. Just look at the 8 in the date. The 8 punch used on the Small Date variety has an opening in the bottom loop that is about twice the size of the opening in the top loop. On the Large Date variety, the 8 punch used has large openings that are about the same size.
Diameter
28.00 millimeters
Designer
John Reich
Edge
Plain
Mintage
1075500
Weight
10.89 grams
Metal Content
Copper
Region
The United States of America
Pop Higher
0
Pop Lower
357
Price Guide
PCGS Population
Auctions - PCGS Graded
Auctions - NGC Graded

Rarity and Survival Estimates

Grades
65 or Better 3000 R-4.4 7 / 11 TIE 7 / 11 TIE
All Grades 20 R-9.1 6 / 11 TIE 6 / 11 TIE
60 or Better 0 R-10.1 1 / 11 1 / 11

Condition Census

Pos Grade Thumbnail Pedigree and History
1 MS65BN PCGS grade MS65BN PCGS grade
1 MS65BN PCGS grade
3 MS64BN PCGS grade MS64BN PCGS grade
3 MS64BN PCGS grade MS64BN PCGS grade
3 MS64BN PCGS grade