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Obverse of 1854 Large Cent     Reverse of 1854 Large Cent


1854 LARGE CENT

PCGS Nos: 1904, 1905, 1906, 1991, 1992, 1993

Mintage:

Circulation strikes: 4,236,156
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 (27):
Newcomb 1 - Scarce
Newcomb 2 - Very Common
Newcomb 3 - Very Common
Newcomb 4 - Common
Newcomb 5 - Very Scarce
Newcomb 6 - Very Common
Newcomb 7 - Common
Newcomb 8 - Very Common
Newcomb 9 - Common
Newcomb 10 - Common
Newcomb 11 - Common
Newcomb 12 - Common
Newcomb 13 - Scarce
Newcomb 14 - Common
Newcomb 15Delisted
Newcomb 16 - Common
Newcomb 17 - Very Common
Newcomb 18 - Scarce
Newcomb 19 - Scarce
Newcomb 20 - Scarce
Newcomb 21 - Common
Newcomb 22 - Very Scarce
Newcomb 23 - Common
Newcomb 24 - Common
Newcomb 25 - Scarce
Newcomb 26 - Common
Newcomb 27 - Scarce
Newcomb 28 - Rare
Newcomb 29 - Scarce
Newcomb 30 - Extremely Rare 

Significant examples:

Recent appearances:
PCGS Proof-64 Red.  Ex - Heritage Numismatic Auctions, Inc.'s "Philadelphia 2000 Signature Sale", August 6-7, 2000, Lot 6580, illustrated, not sold

PCGS MS-65 Red and Brown.  Ex - Bowers and Merena Galleries' Robert W. Schwan Collection Sale, October 26-27, 2000, Lot 301, "Newcomb-301", sold for $747.50

NGC MS-65 Red and Brown.  Ex - Bowers & Merena Galleries' "The Lake Geneva Sale", June 28-29, 2001, Lot 121, "N-10", not illustrated, sold for $632.50

MS-65 Brown.  Ex - Heritage Numismatic Auctions, Inc.'s "Long Beach Signature Sale", May 31-June 2, 2001, Lot 5436, "N-16", not illustrated, sold for $632.50  Ex EAC Sale (Las Vegas, 4/97), lot 423 

MS-64 Red and Brown.  Ex - Heritage Numismatic Auctions, Inc.'s "Long Beach Signature Sale", May 31-June 2, 2001, Lot 5437, "N-11", not illustrated, sold for $920.00

PCGS MS-64 Red and Brown.  Ex - Ira & Larry Goldberg Coins & Collectibles, Inc.'s "The Benson Collection - Part I", February 16, 18-20, 2001, Lot 597, not illustrated, sold for $287.00

PCGS MS-64 Red and Brown.  Ex - Ira & Larry Goldberg Coins & Collectibles, Inc.'s "The Benson Collection - Part I", February 16, 18-20, 2001, Lot 601, "N-26, Del Bland graded MS-63", illustrated, sold for $862.00  Ex Ira Reed 12/15/44 at $3

NGC MS-64 Brown.  Ex - Ira & Larry Goldberg Coins & Collectibles, Inc.'s "The Benson Collection - Part I", February 16, 18-20, 2001, Lot 598, "N-3, Del Bland graded MS-60", not illustrated, sold for $207.00

Del Bland graded MS-64.  Ex - Ira & Larry Goldberg Coins & Collectibles, Inc.'s "The Benson Collection - Part I", February 16, 18-20, 2001, Lot 600, "N-21", illustrated, sold for $690.00 Ex William Yates

MS-63.  Ex - Stack's "The University of Notre Dame Sale", March 20-21, 2001, Lot 144, "N-23", not plated, sold for $402.50

Del Bland graded MS-62.  Ex - Ira & Larry Goldberg Coins & Collectibles, Inc.'s "The Benson Collection - Part I", February 16, 18-20, 2001, Lot 602, "N-27", illustrated, sold for $368.00

Del Bland graded MS-60.  Ex - Ira & Larry Goldberg Coins & Collectibles, Inc.'s "The Benson Collection - Part I", February 16, 18-20, 2001, Lot 599, "N-6", illustrated, sold for $149.00

Notes:
The finest Uncirculated Brown examples graded by PCGS are 3 MS-66BN's.

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

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

The finest Proof Brown example graded by PCGS is a single PR-66BN.

The finest Proof Red-Brown example graded by PCGS is a single PR-65RB.

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

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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