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

1814 1C Plain 4, BN (Regular Strike)

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PCGS MS67BN

PCGS MS65BN

PCGS MS64+BN
PCGS #:
1576
Diameter:
28.00 millimeters
Designer:
John Reich
Weight:
10.89 grams
Edge:
Plain
Mintage:
357,830
Metal Content:
Copper
Auction Record:
$47,000 • PCGS MS65 • 4-23-2014 • Heritage Auctions
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3
100
10
3
30
1,200
8
30
45+
2,650
45+
50+
3,500
50+
53+
4,350
53+
55+
4,850
55+
58+
7,050
58+
62+
11,500
1
62+
63+
17,000
63+
64+
28,500
1
64+
65+
46,500
65+
66
52,500
1
66
66+
57,500
66+
67
158,000
1
67
Rarity and Survival Estimates (Explain)
Grades Survival
Estimate 
Numismatic
Rarity 
Relative Rarity
By Type 
Relative Rarity
By Series 
All Grades 1,500 R-4.8 2 / 11 TIE 2 / 11 TIE
60 or Better 17 R-9.2 5 / 11 5 / 11
65 or Better 3 R-9.8 6 / 11 TIE 6 / 11 TIE
Condition Census (Explain) Show more rows
Pos Grade Thumbnail Pedigree and History
1 MS66BN PCGS grade  
2 MS65BN PCGS grade  
2 MS65BN PCGS grade  
4 MS64BN PCGS grade
4 MS64BN PCGS grade
Condition Census (Explain) Show fewer rows
Pos Grade Thumbnail Pedigree and History
1 MS66BN PCGS grade  
2 MS65BN PCGS grade  
2 MS65BN PCGS grade  
4 MS64BN PCGS grade
4 MS64BN PCGS grade
6 MS63BN PCGS grade
6 MS63BN PCGS grade   Heritage 1/2009:268
6 MS63BN PCGS grade  
6 MS63BN PCGS grade  
6 MS63BN PCGS grade  

Ron Guth: Two major varieties comprise 1814 Large Cents: Plain 4 and Crosslet 4 (referring to the absence or presence of a crossbar on the end of the horizontal bar of the 4).  Though both varieties are plentiful, the Plain 4 is definitely the less common of the two.  No Red-Brown or Red examples are known of either variety.

The 1814 Plain 4 Large Cent is scarce in Mint State and is most likely to be found in MS-63.  Gems are very rare and the finest example certified by PCGS (as of October 2011) is a single MS-66 Brown.