1814 1C Plain 4, BN G6BN Certification #30538024, PCGS #1576

Owner's Comments

lot 27014

Expert Comments

Ron Guth

Two major varieties comprise 1814 Large Cents: Plain 4 and Crosslet 4 (referring to the absence or presence of a crossbar on the end of the horizontal bar of the 4).  Though both varieties are plentiful, the Plain 4 is definitely the less common of the two.  No Red-Brown or Red examples are known of either variety.

The 1814 Plain 4 Large Cent is scarce in Mint State and is most likely to be found in MS-63.  Gems are very rare and the finest example certified by PCGS (as of October 2011) is a single MS-66 Brown.

Diameter
28.00 millimeters
Designer
John Reich
Edge
Plain
Mintage
357830
Weight
10.89 grams
Metal Content
Copper
Region
The United States of America
Pop Higher
221
Pop Lower
69
Price Guide
PCGS Population
Auctions - PCGS Graded
Auctions - NGC Graded

Rarity and Survival Estimates

Grades
65 or Better 1500 R-4.8 2 / 11 TIE 2 / 11 TIE
All Grades 17 R-9.2 5 / 11 5 / 11
60 or Better 3 R-9.8 6 / 11 TIE 6 / 11 TIE

Condition Census

Pos Grade Thumbnail Pedigree and History
1 MS66BN PCGS grade
2 MS65BN PCGS grade
2 MS65BN PCGS grade
4 MS64BN PCGS grade PCGS #36517 (MS, Brown)     64
4 MS64BN PCGS grade PCGS #36517 (MS, Brown)     64