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Obverse of 1850 Large Cent     Reverse of 1850 Large Cent


1850 LARGE CENT

PCGS Nos: 1889, 1890, 1891

Mintage:

Circulation strikes: 4,426,844
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 (28):
Newcomb 1 - Common
Newcomb 2 - Very Common
Newcomb 3 - Very Common
Newcomb 4 - Very Common
Newcomb 5 - Very Scarce
Newcomb 6 - Very Common
Newcomb 7 - Common
Newcomb 8Delisted
Newcomb 9 - Common
Newcomb 10Delisted
Newcomb 11 - Scarce
Newcomb 12 - Very Common
Newcomb 13 - Very Scarce
Newcomb 14 - Very Scarce
Newcomb 15 - Common
Newcomb 16Delisted
Newcomb 17 - Very Scarce
Newcomb 18 - Very Scarce
Newcomb 19 - Common
Newcomb 20 - Very Rare
Newcomb 21 - Common
Newcomb 22 - Very Scarce
Newcomb 23 - Common
Newcomb 24 - Very Rare
Newcomb 25 - Very Scarce
Newcomb 26 - Rare
Newcomb 27 - Rare
Newcomb 28 - Scarce

Significant examples:
See individual variety listings

Recent appearances:
See individual variety listings

PCGS MS-65 Red.  Ex - Heritage Numismatic Auctions, Inc.'s "Philadelphia 2000 Signature Sale", August 6-7, 2000, Lot 6575, illustrated, sold for $2,185.00

PCGS MS-65 Red and Brown.  Ex - Heritage Numismatic Auctions, Inc.'s "Long Beach Signature Sale", May 31-June 2, 2001, Lot 7498, not illustrated, sold for $690.00

PCGS MS-63 Brown.  Ex - Heritage Numismatic Auctions, Inc.'s "Philadelphia 2000 Signature Sale", August 6-7, 2000, Lot 6574, not illustrated, sold for $126.50

Notes:
The finest Uncirculated Brown examples graded by PCGS are 4 MS-66BN's.

The finest Uncirculated Red-Brown example graded by PCGS is a single MS-66RB.

The finest Uncirculated Red examples graded by PCGS are 13 MS-65RD's.

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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