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Obverse of 1848 Large Cent     Reverse of 1848 Large Cent


1848 ONE CENT

PCGS Nos: 1883, 1884, 1885, 1973, 1974

Mintage:

Circulation strikes: 6,415,799
Proofs: estimated 20

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 (47):
Newcomb 1 - Very Common
Newcomb 2 - Very Common
Newcomb 3 - Common
Newcomb 4 - Very Scarce
Newcomb 5 - Very Scarce
Newcomb 6 - Very Common
Newcomb 7 - Very Common
Newcomb 8 - Scarce
Newcomb 9 - Very Common
Newcomb 10 - Scarce
Newcomb 11 - Rare
Newcomb 12 - Very Common
Newcomb 13 - Very Scarce
Newcomb 14 - Very Scarce
Newcomb 15 - Rare
Newcomb 16 - Common
Newcomb 17 - Very Common
Newcomb 18 - Very Scarce
Newcomb 19
Newcomb 20 - Scarce
Newcomb 21 - Very Scarce
Newcomb 22 - Very Common
Newcomb 23 - Scarce
Newcomb 24 - Rare
Newcomb 25 - Very Scarce
Newcomb 26 - Rare
Newcomb 27 - Common
Newcomb 28 - Very Common
Newcomb 29 - Very Scarce
Newcomb 30 - Rare
Newcomb 31 - Common
Newcomb 32 - Very Rare
Newcomb 33 - Rare
Newcomb 34 - Rare
Newcomb 35 - Common
Newcomb 36 - Rare
Newcomb 37 - Rare
Newcomb 38 - Very Scarce
Newcomb 39 - Rare
Newcomb 40 - Scarce
Newcomb 41 - Very Common
Newcomb 42 - Very Rare
Newcomb 43
Delisted
Newcomb 44 - Very Rare
Newcomb 45 -
Delisted
Newcomb 46 - Extremely Rare
Small Date - Extremely Rare 

Significant examples:
NGC MS-66 Red and Brown.  Ex - Bowers & Merena Galleries' "The Rarities Sale", January 3, 2001, Lot 47, illustrated, not sold

Recent appearances:
PCGS MS-63 Red and Brown.  Ex - Heritage Numismatic Auctions, Inc.'s "Long Beach Signature Sale", May 31-June 2, 2001, Lot 7497, not illustrated, sold for $402.50

MS-60.  Ex - Stack's "The University of Notre Dame Sale", March 20-21, 2001, Lot 139, not plated, sold for $149.50  Ex-Coin Galleries, February 1987, lot 1055

Notes: 
The finest Uncirculated Brown examples graded by PCGS are 5 MS-65BN's.

The finest Uncirculated Red-Brown examples graded by PCGS are 7 MS-65RB's.

The finest Uncirculated Red example graded by PCGS is a single MS-65RD.

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-65RB.


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

 
 

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