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1852 Braided Hair Large Cent Obverse    1852 Braided Hair Large Cent Reverse


1852 LARGE CENT

PCGS Nos: 1898, 1899, 1900

Mintage:

Circulation strikes: 5,063,094
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 Early American History Auctions

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

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 6577, illustrated, not sold; Ex- Heritage Numismatic Auctions, Inc.'s "Long Beach Sale" October 5-7, 2000, Lot 5878, plated, unsold

MS-65 Red and Brown.  Ex- Stack's "The September Sale", September 12-13, 2000, Lot 98, "Newcomb-3", sold for $747.50

MS-65 Red and Brown.  Ex - Bowers & Merena Galleries' "The Cabinet of Lucien M. LaRiviere, Part II", March 15-17, 2001, Lot 2629, "N-20", sold for $460.00

PCGS MS-65 Red and Brown.  Ex - Bowers & Merena Galleries' "The Lake Geneva Sale", June 28-29, 2001, Lot 116, "N-8", illustrated, sold for $1,380.00

NGC MS-65 Red and Brown.  Ex - Bowers & Merena Galleries' "The Lake Geneva Sale", June 28-29, 2001, Lot 117, "N-11", not illustrated, sold for $437.00

PCGS MS-65BN.  Ex - Stack's "65th Anniversary Sale", October 17-19, 2000, Lot 91, "Newcomb 8", plated,  sold for $1,006.25

MS-65 Brown, PVC.  Ex - Heritage Numismatic Auctions, Inc.'s "Long Beach Signature Sale", May 31-June 2, 2001, Lot 5431, not illustrated, sold for $718.75

MS-64 Red.  Ex - Stack's "The University of Notre Dame Sale", March 20-21, 2001, Lot 141, "N-22", plated, unsold

NGC MS-64 Red and Brown.  Ex - Bowers and Merena Galleries' Robert W. Schwan Collection Sale, October 26-27, 2000, Lot 296, "Newcomb-64", sold for $230.00

PCGS MS-64 Red and Brown.  Ex - Bowers & Merena Galleries' "The Lake Geneva Sale", June 28-29, 2001, Lot 118, "N-17", not illustrated, sold for $299.00

NGC MS-64 Brown.  Ex - Bowers and Merena Galleries' Robert W. Schwan Collection Sale, October 26-27, 2000, Lot 295, "Newcomb-294", sold for $184.00

PCGS MS-64 Brown.  Ex-Heritage Numismatic Auctions, Inc.'s "Long Beach Sale", October 5-7, 2000, Lot 5877, not plated, sold for $253.00

Del Bland graded MS-62.  Ex - Ira & Larry Goldberg Coins & Collectibles, Inc.'s "The Benson Collection - Part I", February 16, 18-20, 2001, Lot 585, "N-1", illustrated, sold for $230.00

PCGS AU-58.  Ex - Ira & Larry Goldberg Coins & Collectibles, Inc.'s "The Benson Collection - Part I", February 16, 18-20, 2001, Lot 587, "N-21, Del Bland graded EF-45", not illustrated, sold for $149.00  Ex Alvin Fink 12/30/44 as 'A-9' for $1

ANACS Cleaned Scratched Unc Details, Net AU-55.  Ex-Heritage Numismatic Auctions, Inc.'s "Long Beach Sale", October 5-7, 2000, Lot 5876,not plated, sold for $80.50

Del Bland graded EF-45.  Ex - Ira & Larry Goldberg Coins & Collectibles, Inc.'s "The Benson Collection - Part I", February 16, 18-20, 2001, Lot 586, "N-18", not illustrated, sold for $63.00

Notes:
The finest Brown examples graded by PCGS are 13 MS-66BN's.

The finest Red-Brown examples graded by PCGS are 4 MS-66RB's.

The finest Red example graded by PCGS is a single MS-66RD.

The finest Proof Red-Brown example graded by PCGS is a single PR-64.

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