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

1830 1C Medium Letters, BN (Regular Strike)

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PCGS MS67BN

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PCGS AU50BN
PCGS #:
1675
Diameter:
28.00 millimeters
Designer:
Robert Scot
Weight:
10.89 grams
Edge:
Plain
Mintage:
1,711,500
Metal Content:
Copper
Auction Record:
$57,500 • PCGS MS67 • 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 400 R-6.2 3 / 48 7 / 81 TIE
60 or Better 3 R-9.8 2 / 48 2 / 81
65 or Better 2 R-9.9 1 / 48 TIE 1 / 81 TIE
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Pos Grade Thumbnail Pedigree and History
1 MS67BN PCGS grade

Herb's Coin Shop (Port Charlotte, Florida) - Taylor John's Coin Galleries, sold privately in 1/1979 - Del Bland, sold privately in 1/1979 - R.E. "Ted" Naftzger, Jr. Collection - Goldbergs 2/2009:242, $57,500 - ESM Collection

2 AU58 estimated grade  
3 AU55 PCGS grade  
3 AU55 PCGS grade  
3 AU55 PCGS grade  
Condition Census (Explain) Show fewer rows
Pos Grade Thumbnail Pedigree and History
1 MS67BN PCGS grade

Herb's Coin Shop (Port Charlotte, Florida) - Taylor John's Coin Galleries, sold privately in 1/1979 - Del Bland, sold privately in 1/1979 - R.E. "Ted" Naftzger, Jr. Collection - Goldbergs 2/2009:242, $57,500 - ESM Collection

2 AU58 estimated grade  
3 AU55 PCGS grade  
3 AU55 PCGS grade  
3 AU55 PCGS grade  
5 AU50 PCGS grade  
6 AU53 estimated grade  
8 XF45 PCGS grade  
9 XF40 PCGS grade
9 XF40 PCGS grade

Ron Guth: The 1830 Medium Letters Large Cent is a very scarce variety.  Sometimes called the Small Letters Reverse, this variety has reverse lettering that is slightly smaller than that of the Large Letters variety (the attribution illustration above is very useful in telling the two varieties apart).  Because this is a "Redbook" variety and the supply is low, prices tend to be higher than normal because of intense collector demand.  Most collectors will have to settle for a circulated example because only one Mint State example exists and, it is a beauty -- PCGS MS67BN with traces of red in the protected areas.  That particular coin came out of Florida in 1979, went into Ted Naftzger's collection, then was sold in a 2009 Goldbergs auction for a whopping $57,500.  Proof enough that it pays to attribute your coins.