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SERIES: Classic Head Cents 1808-1814
LEVEL: Year, MintMark, & Major Variety

1812 1C Small Date, BN (Regular Strike)

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PCGS MS65BN

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PCGS MS65BN
PCGS #:
1561
Diameter:
28.00 millimeters
Designer:
John Reich
Weight:
10.89 grams
Edge:
Plain
Mintage:
1,075,500
Metal Content:
Copper
Auction Record:
$49,450 • PCGS MS65 • 9-18-2005 • American Numismatic Rarities
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Rarity and Survival Estimates (Explain)
Grades Survival
Estimate 
Numismatic
Rarity 
Relative Rarity
By Type 
Relative Rarity
By Series 
All Grades 3,000 R-4.4 7 / 11 TIE 7 / 11 TIE
60 or Better 20 R-9.1 6 / 11 TIE 6 / 11 TIE
65 or Better 0 R-10.1 1 / 11 1 / 11
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Pos Grade Thumbnail Pedigree and History
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3 MS64BN PCGS grade
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Condition Census (Explain) Show fewer rows
Pos Grade Thumbnail Pedigree and History
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Gordon Wrubel: Even when looking at the great photos above, the differences between the 1812 Small Date and Large Date cents may not be readily apparent. Yes the numerals in the Small Date are of a smaller size than the Large Date. But when you are looking at a lone, unattributed 1812 cent with no photos or comparison pieces at hand, there is a simple way to tell which one you have. Just look at the 8 in the date. The 8 punch used on the Small Date variety has an opening in the bottom loop that is about twice the size of the opening in the top loop. On the Large Date variety, the 8 punch used has large openings that are about the same size.