1855 1C Knob on Ear, BN XF40BN Certification #30025048, PCGS #1913

Expert Comments

Ron Guth

The 1855 "Knob on Ear" variety was caused by a small chip that fell out of the die, leaving a void that filled with metal every time a coin was struck.  The "Knob", as it is called, is obvious to the naked eye (see above) and is a distinctive and popular variety.  The "Knob" is restricted to one 1855 Cent Variety - Newcomb 9.

Mint State 1855 "Knob On Ear" Cents are scarce, but not rare unless they have Red-Brown color.  Full Red examples are exceedingly rare.

PCGS #
1913
Designer
Christian Gobrecht
Edge
Plain
Diameter
27.50 millimeters
Weight
10.89 grams
Mintage
1574829
Metal
Copper
Pop Higher
267
Pop Lower
27
Region
The United States of America
Price Guide
PCGS Population
Auctions - PCGS Graded
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Rarity and Survival Estimates Learn More

Grades
65 or Better 700 R-5.6 10 / 33 16 / 81
All Grades 50 R-8.5 8 / 33 TIE 21 / 81 TIE
60 or Better 10 R-9.5 5 / 33 TIE 14 / 81 TIE
65 or Better 700
All Grades 50
60 or Better 10
65 or Better R-5.6
All Grades R-8.5
60 or Better R-9.5
65 or Better 10 / 33
All Grades 8 / 33 TIE
60 or Better 5 / 33 TIE
65 or Better 16 / 81
All Grades 21 / 81 TIE
60 or Better 14 / 81 TIE

Condition Census Learn More

Pos Grade Thumbnail Pedigree and History
1 MS66BN PCGS grade PCGS #403958 (MS, Brown)     66
2 MS65BN PCGS grade
2 MS65BN PCGS grade
2 MS65BN PCGS grade MS65BN PCGS grade
2 MS65BN PCGS grade
PCGS #403958 (MS, Brown)     66 #1 MS66BN PCGS grade
#2 MS65BN PCGS grade
#2 MS65BN PCGS grade
MS65BN PCGS grade #2 MS65BN PCGS grade
#2 MS65BN PCGS grade