1846 1C Medium Date, BN XF40BN Certification #21154943, PCGS #1868

Owner's Comments

Rare in all grades, R6.0, extremely rare in MS60&+, R8.5.

Expert Comments

Ron Guth

1846 Large Cents are found with one of three different date sizes: Small; Medium, or Tall.  The Medium Date is the rarest of the three because only one die variety (Newcomb 11) shows the middle-sized date. In looking at the PCGS Population Report, and based on the data there, the Medium Date appears to be almost twice as rare as the Tall Date and approximately seven times as rare as the Small Date.  PCGS has not certified any Medium Dates above MS65, nor have they certified any full Red examples.

PCGS #
1868
Designer
Christian Gobrecht
Edge
Plain
Diameter
27.50 millimeters
Weight
10.89 grams
Mintage
4120800
Metal
Copper
Pop Higher
45
Pop Lower
17
Region
The United States of America
Price Guide
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Rarity and Survival Estimates Learn More

Grades
65 or Better 500 R-6.0 6 / 33 TIE 9 / 81 TIE
All Grades 50 R-8.5 8 / 33 TIE 21 / 81 TIE
60 or Better 5 R-9.7 3 / 33 TIE 10 / 81 TIE
65 or Better 500
All Grades 50
60 or Better 5
65 or Better R-6.0
All Grades R-8.5
60 or Better R-9.7
65 or Better 6 / 33 TIE
All Grades 8 / 33 TIE
60 or Better 3 / 33 TIE
65 or Better 9 / 81 TIE
All Grades 21 / 81 TIE
60 or Better 10 / 81 TIE

Condition Census Learn More

Pos Grade Thumbnail Pedigree and History
1 MS65BN PCGS grade MS65BN PCGS grade
1 MS65BN estimated grade
3 MS64BN PCGS grade
3 MS64BN PCGS grade
5 MS63BN PCGS grade MS63BN PCGS grade
MS65BN PCGS grade #1 MS65BN PCGS grade
#1 MS65BN estimated grade
#3 MS64BN PCGS grade
#3 MS64BN PCGS grade
MS63BN PCGS grade #5 MS63BN PCGS grade