1818 1C, BN MS65+ BN Certification #40312246, PCGS #1600

Expert Comments

Ron Guth

The 1818 Large Cent is the second most common date of the Matron Head Cents based on the populations of those certified by PCGS.  It is easily the most common date in Mint State thanks to the Randall Hoard, from which most of these coins originate.  The hoard of thousands of Cents dated from 1816-1820 was named after John Randall, a Georgia merchant who claimed to have found the coins after the Civil War, buried in the ground.  The hoard was disseminated by Edward Cogan, a dealer of some renown, who later had to defend the Randall Hoard coins against accusations that they were restrikes.  Apparently, dealers and collectors could not believe that full red Large Cents could have survived in such large quantities.  

Today, most Uncirculated 1818 Large Cents are of the Brown designation.  Less than a fourth of the examples certified by PCGS have earned the Red-Brown designation.  Those that are full Red are very rare.

PCGS #
1600
Designer
Robert Scot
Edge
Plain
Diameter
28.00 millimeters
Weight
10.89 grams
Mintage
3167000
Metal
Copper
Pop Higher
1
Pop Lower
975
Region
The United States of America
Price Guide
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Rarity and Survival Estimates Learn More

Grades
65 or Better 10000 R-3.0 46 / 48 TIE 77 / 81 TIE
All Grades 4000 R-4.2 46 / 48 79 / 81
60 or Better 50 R-8.5 30 / 48 TIE 48 / 81 TIE
65 or Better 10000
All Grades 4000
60 or Better 50
65 or Better R-3.0
All Grades R-4.2
60 or Better R-8.5
65 or Better 46 / 48 TIE
All Grades 46 / 48
60 or Better 30 / 48 TIE
65 or Better 77 / 81 TIE
All Grades 79 / 81
60 or Better 48 / 81 TIE

Condition Census Learn More

Pos Grade Thumbnail Pedigree and History
1 MS66BN PCGS grade MS66BN PCGS grade

Ray Gallo Collection - Abner Kreisberg, sold privately in 11/1960 - R.E. "Ted" Naftzger, Jr. Collection - Goldbergs 2/2009:66, $1,955

1 MS66BN PCGS grade MS66BN PCGS grade

Barney Bluestone 5/1943:1706 - Willard Blaisdell Collection (via Del Bland) - R.E. "Ted" Naftzger, Jr. Collection - Goldbergs 2/2009:52, $3,910

1 MS66BN PCGS grade
4 MS65BN PCGS grade MS65BN PCGS grade

Tom Reynolds, sold privately in 7/1995 - Twin Leaf Collection (W.M. "Jack" Wadlington) - Stack’s/Bowers 7/2015:2046, $5,288

4 MS65BN PCGS grade MS65BN PCGS grade

Heritage 8/2016:3078, $1,998

MS66BN PCGS grade #1 MS66BN PCGS grade

Ray Gallo Collection - Abner Kreisberg, sold privately in 11/1960 - R.E. "Ted" Naftzger, Jr. Collection - Goldbergs 2/2009:66, $1,955

MS66BN PCGS grade #1 MS66BN PCGS grade

Barney Bluestone 5/1943:1706 - Willard Blaisdell Collection (via Del Bland) - R.E. "Ted" Naftzger, Jr. Collection - Goldbergs 2/2009:52, $3,910

#1 MS66BN PCGS grade
MS65BN PCGS grade #4 MS65BN PCGS grade

Tom Reynolds, sold privately in 7/1995 - Twin Leaf Collection (W.M. "Jack" Wadlington) - Stack’s/Bowers 7/2015:2046, $5,288

MS65BN PCGS grade #4 MS65BN PCGS grade

Heritage 8/2016:3078, $1,998