1857 1C Small Date, BN N1BN Certification #32604533, PCGS #1931

Expert Comments

Ron Guth

1857 was the year in which the Large Cent was replaced with the new-fangled, Flying Eagle Small Cent.  For some reason, 1857 Large Cents were made with either large or small dates.  Both types are plentiful, but the Small Date is approximately twice as rare as the Large Date (according to the PCGS Population Report).  In Mint State, the Large Date is most readily available in MS64.  Gems are very rare.  Red-Brown examples represent less than a tenth of the total Mint State population and full Red examples are very, very rare.

Diameter
27.50 millimeters
Designer
Christian Gobrecht
Edge
Plain
Mintage
333456
Weight
10.89 grams
Metal Content
Copper
Region
The United States of America
Pop Higher
550
Pop Lower
0
Price Guide
PCGS Population
Auctions - PCGS Graded
Auctions - NGC Graded

Rarity and Survival Estimates

Grades
65 or Better 600 R-5.8 9 / 33 14 / 81 TIE
All Grades 50 R-8.5 8 / 33 TIE 21 / 81 TIE
60 or Better 0 R-10.1 1 / 33 1 / 81

Condition Census

Pos Grade Thumbnail Pedigree and History
1 MS65BN PCGS grade MS65BN PCGS grade
2 MS65BN PCGS grade
3 MS65BN estimated grade
4 MS65BN estimated grade
5 MS64+BN PCGS grade