1846 1C Small Date, BN AU58BN Certification #30023246, PCGS #1865

Owner's Comments

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Expert Comments

Ron Guth

1846 Large Cents are found with one of three different date sizes: Small; Medium, or Tall.  The Small Date is plentiful because it appeared on numerous obverses and die varieties.  Based on Population Report data, the Small Date is considerably more common than the Medium Date (only one variety) and the Tall Date (second most common major 1846 variety), with scores available in MS63 and MS64.  Red-Brown Small Dates are four times as rare as the Brown examples, and PCGS has yet to grade a Red example.  Gem examples appear on the market fairly frequently, and the Small Date is one of the few in the series that is represented by a PCGS MS67BN example (that particular coin sold for $9,987.50 in a 2015 Heritage sale -- seemingly inexpensive for the finest certified 1846 Large Cent).

PCGS #
1865
Designer
Christian Gobrecht
Edge
Plain
Diameter
27.50 millimeters
Weight
10.89 grams
Mintage
4120800
Metal
Copper
Pop Higher
129
Pop Lower
276
Region
The United States of America
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Rarity and Survival Estimates Learn More

Grades
65 or Better 3000 R-4.4 21 / 33 TIE 49 / 81 TIE
All Grades 500 R-6.0 23 / 33 TIE 62 / 81 TIE
60 or Better 20 R-9.1 13 / 33 TIE 28 / 81 TIE
65 or Better 3000
All Grades 500
60 or Better 20
65 or Better R-4.4
All Grades R-6.0
60 or Better R-9.1
65 or Better 21 / 33 TIE
All Grades 23 / 33 TIE
60 or Better 13 / 33 TIE
65 or Better 49 / 81 TIE
All Grades 62 / 81 TIE
60 or Better 28 / 81 TIE

Condition Census Learn More

Pos Grade Thumbnail Pedigree and History
1 MS66BN estimated grade
2 MS65BN PCGS grade MS65BN PCGS grade
2 MS65BN PCGS grade MS65BN PCGS grade
2 MS65BN PCGS grade MS65BN PCGS grade
2 MS65BN PCGS grade MS65BN PCGS grade
#1 MS66BN estimated grade
MS65BN PCGS grade #2 MS65BN PCGS grade
MS65BN PCGS grade #2 MS65BN PCGS grade
MS65BN PCGS grade #2 MS65BN PCGS grade
MS65BN PCGS grade #2 MS65BN PCGS grade