1843 1C Petite Head, Small Letters, BN AU50BN Certification #30024687, PCGS #1844

Owner's Comments

N-15

Expert Comments

Jaime Hernandez

Although the Mint struck over 2 million 1843 Large Cents, a much smaller quantity actually exist. The PCGS CoinFacts survival estimate is at about 2,000 coins exist. From the coins that do exist, many more have been altered or over cleaned, making them ungradable. At PCGS, we have graded less than 400 coins in all graded combined, making them even scarcer. In Grades of MS65 or higher they are also very difficult to obtain. Very few coins exist in MS66 condition or higher. 

PCGS #
1844
Designer
Christian Gobrecht
Edge
Plain
Diameter
27.50 millimeters
Weight
10.89 grams
Mintage
2425342
Metal
Copper
Pop Higher
150
Pop Lower
137
Region
The United States of America
Price Guide
PCGS Population
Auctions - PCGS Graded
Auctions - NGC Graded

Rarity and Survival Estimates Learn More

Grades
65 or Better 2000 R-4.6 16 / 33 TIE 35 / 81 TIE
All Grades 300 R-6.4 17 / 33 TIE 51 / 81 TIE
60 or Better 10 R-9.5 5 / 33 TIE 14 / 81 TIE
65 or Better 2000
All Grades 300
60 or Better 10
65 or Better R-4.6
All Grades R-6.4
60 or Better R-9.5
65 or Better 16 / 33 TIE
All Grades 17 / 33 TIE
60 or Better 5 / 33 TIE
65 or Better 35 / 81 TIE
All Grades 51 / 81 TIE
60 or Better 14 / 81 TIE

Condition Census Learn More

Pos Grade Thumbnail Pedigree and History
1 MS66BN PCGS grade MS66BN PCGS grade
1 MS66BN PCGS grade MS66BN PCGS grade
1 MS66BN estimated grade
4 MS65BN PCGS grade MS65BN PCGS grade
4 MS65BN PCGS grade
MS66BN PCGS grade #1 MS66BN PCGS grade
MS66BN PCGS grade #1 MS66BN PCGS grade
#1 MS66BN estimated grade
MS65BN PCGS grade #4 MS65BN PCGS grade
#4 MS65BN PCGS grade