Feedback

X

Leave Comment

SERIES: Coronet Head Cents 1816-1857
LEVEL: Year, MintMark, & Major Variety

1819 1C Small Date, BN (Regular Strike)

View All Coin Images

PCGS MS64+BN

DATE COMPARISON

PCGS MS64BN
PCGS #:
1606
Diameter:
28.00 millimeters
Designer:
Robert Scot
Weight:
10.89 grams
Edge:
Plain
Mintage:
2,671,000
Metal Content:
Copper
Auction Record:
$8,625 • MS63 • 2-17-2001 • Superior Galleries
Go To Grade
  • 3
  • 4
  • 6
  • 8
  • 10
  • 12
  • 15
  • 20
  • 25
  • 30
  • 35
  • 40
  • 45
  • 45+
  • 50
  • 50+
  • 53
  • 53+
  • 55
  • 55+
  • 58
  • 58+
  • 60
  • 61
  • 62
  • 62+
  • 63
  • 63+
  • 64
  • 64+
  • 65
  • 66
3
18
3
4
30
4
4
6
34
4
6
10
45
6
10
12
65
7
12
20
105
4
20
25
120
8
25
45+
280
45+
50+
350
50+
53+
415
53+
55+
520
55+
58+
625
58+
60
695
60
62+
1,070
1
62+
63+
1,325
1
63+
64+
2,750
2
64+
65
6,500
1
65
Rarity and Survival Estimates (Explain)
Grades Survival
Estimate 
Numismatic
Rarity 
Relative Rarity
By Type 
Relative Rarity
By Series 
All Grades 2,000 R-4.6 20 / 48 TIE 35 / 81 TIE
60 or Better 75 R-8.2 19 / 48 TIE 30 / 81 TIE
65 or Better 0 R-10.1 1 / 48 1 / 81
Condition Census (Explain) Show more rows
Pos Grade Thumbnail Pedigree and History
1 MS64+BN PCGS grade
2 MS64BN PCGS grade
2 MS64BN PCGS grade
2 MS64BN PCGS grade
2 MS64BN PCGS grade
Condition Census (Explain) Show fewer rows
Pos Grade Thumbnail Pedigree and History
1 MS64+BN PCGS grade
2 MS64BN PCGS grade
2 MS64BN PCGS grade
2 MS64BN PCGS grade
2 MS64BN PCGS grade
2 MS64BN PCGS grade
2 MS64BN PCGS grade
2 MS64BN PCGS grade
2 MS64BN PCGS grade  
2 MS64BN PCGS grade  

Ron Guth: Experts have identified three major varieties on 1819 Large Cents: 1819/8 overdate; Large Date; and Small Date.  The size difference between the Small and Large Dates is immediately apparent on direct comparison, but if only one coin is available, use the attribution image above.  

According to the PCGS Population Report (as of August 2011), the Large Date is approximately 50% more common that the Small Date (though this is based on a small sample).  The vast majority of 1819 Small Date Cents fall into the Brown category.  Red-Brown Mint State examples are scarce but not rare.  Full Red examples are exceedingly scarce.  The finest 1819 Small Date Large Cent certified by PCGS is a single MS-66 Red-Brown.  The ONLY Red examples certified by PCGS is a lone MS-64 Red.

Most of the Mint State 1819 Large Cents that have entered the market in recent years are from the incomparable Large Cent collection assembled by Ted Natzger.