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

1826/5 1C, BN (Regular Strike)

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PCGS MS66BN

OVERDATE DETAIL

PCGS MS65BN
PCGS #:
1648
Diameter:
28.00 millimeters
Designer:
Robert Scot
Weight:
10.89 grams
Edge:
Plain
Mintage:
1,517,425
Metal Content:
Copper
Auction Record:
$39,100 • PCGS MS66 • 2-4-2009 • Ira & Larry Goldberg
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Rarity and Survival Estimates (Explain)
Grades Survival
Estimate 
Numismatic
Rarity 
Relative Rarity
By Type 
Relative Rarity
By Series 
All Grades 500 R-6.0 4 / 48 TIE 9 / 81 TIE
60 or Better 20 R-9.1 9 / 48 TIE 11 / 81 TIE
65 or Better 2 R-9.9 1 / 48 TIE 1 / 81 TIE
Condition Census (Explain) Show more rows
Pos Grade Thumbnail Pedigree and History
1 MS66BN PCGS grade
2 MS64BN PCGS grade  
2 MS64BN PCGS grade  
2 MS64BN estimated grade  
5 MS63BN estimated grade  
Condition Census (Explain) Show fewer rows
Pos Grade Thumbnail Pedigree and History
1 MS66BN PCGS grade
2 MS64BN PCGS grade  
2 MS64BN PCGS grade  
2 MS64BN estimated grade  
5 MS63BN estimated grade  
5 MS63BN estimated grade  
5 MS63BN estimated grade  
8 MS62BN PCGS grade
9 AU58 PCGS grade  
9 AU58 estimated grade  

Ron Guth: Early die states of the 1826/5 Large Cent show a clear undertype of a 5 beneath the 6.  In later die states, the details become mushy and the undertype begins to appear more like die crumbling at the top of the six.  Another diagnostic is a small die chip separated from the inner point of the 13th star.  Here again, early states are strong; later states become weak and indistinct.  Newcomb 8 is the only variety that qualifies as the overdate.

Relative to the "normal" 1826 Large Cents, the 1826/5 is scarce.  Red-Brown and Red examples are either super scarce or may not exist at all, as none have been certified by PCGS.  Mint State 1826/5 Large Cents are very rare.  As of October 2011, PCGS had certified only four Mint State examples, the finest of which was a single PCGS MS-66 Brown.