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Obverse of 1846 Large Cent     Reverse of 1846 Large Cent


1846 ONE CENT

PCGS Nos: 1967, 1968

Mintage:

Circulation strikes: 4,120,800
Proofs: estimated 30

Designer: Christian Gobrecht

Diameter: 27 millimeters

Metal content:
Copper - 100%

Weight: 168 grains (10.89 grams)

Edge: Plain

Mintmark: None (Philadelphia)

Images courtesy of Ira & Larry Goldberg Coins & Collectibles, Inc.

Varieties (26):
Newcomb 1 - Very Common
Newcomb 2 - Common
Newcomb 3 - Common
Newcomb 4 - Very Common
Newcomb 5 - Common
Newcomb 6 - Very Common
Newcomb 7 - Common
Newcomb 8 - Very Common
Newcomb 9 - Common
Newcomb 10 - Rare
Newcomb 11 - Very Common
Newcomb 12 - Very Common
Newcomb 13 - Scarce
Newcomb 14 - Common
Newcomb 15 - Very Scarce
Newcomb 16 - Rare
Newcomb 17 - Rare
Newcomb 18 - Very Common
Newcomb 19 - Very Scarce
Newcomb 20 - Scarce
Newcomb 21 - Very Rare
Newcomb 22
Newcomb 23 - Very Rare
Newcomb 24
Newcomb 25 - Very Rare
Newcomb 26 - Rare 

Significant examples:
See individual variety listings

Recent appearances:
See individual variety listings

Notes:
The finest Uncirculated "Small Date" Brown examples graded by PCGS are 3 MS-65BN's.  The finest Uncirculated "Small Date" Red-Brown examples graded by PCGS are 2 MS-65RB's.

The finest Uncirculated "Medium Date" Brown example graded by PCGS is a single MS-65BN.

The finest Uncirculated "Tall Date" Brown examples graded by PCGS are 3 MS-64BN's.

The finest Proof Brown example graded by PCGS is a single PR-65BN.  The finest Proof Red-Brown example graded by PCGS is a single PR-63RB. The finest Proof "Tall Date" Red-Brown example graded by PCGS is a single PR-63RB.

Sources and/or recommended reading:
"The PCGS Population Report, October 2003" by The Professional Coin Grading Service

"Attribution Guide For United States Large Cents 1840-1857", 2nd edition by J.R. Grellman and Jules Reiver