1812 1C Large Date, BN G6BN Certification #30115486, PCGS #1564

Expert Comments

Gordon Wrubel

Even when looking at the great photos above, the differences between the 1812 Large Date and Small Date cents may not be readily apparent. Yes, the numerals in the Large Date are larger than the numerals in the Small 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 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
183
Pop Lower
16
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 10 R-9.5 2 / 11 TIE 2 / 11 TIE
60 or Better 1 R-10.0 1 / 11 TIE 1 / 11 TIE

Condition Census

Pos Grade Thumbnail Pedigree and History
1 MS66BN PCGS grade
2 MS65BN PCGS grade MS65BN PCGS grade
3 MS64BN PCGS grade
3 MS64BN PCGS grade
3 MS64BN PCGS grade