As of June, 2024, a 1840 Penny N-2 Small/Large 18, BN in circulated condition is worth between $68.00 and $2,600.00, while an uncirculated specimen can be valued between $2,850.00 and $20,500.00, depending on its grade and strike quality.

Looking back at auction records, the highest price was achieved by a Mint State grade that was hammered at $9,000.00 in the 01/16/2022 by renowned auctioneer Heritage Auctions, showcasing the allure of top-tier rarities.

Designer: Christian Gobrecht
Edge: Plain
Diameter: 27.50 millimeters
Weight: 10.89 grams
Mintage: 2,462,700
Mint: Philadelphia
Metal: Copper
Series: Coronet Head Cents 1816-1857

1840 Penny N-2 Small/Large 18, Bn (Regular Strike) – Price Chart

If you are aware of your coin’s grade, refer to the following chart to determine its value:


If you are unsure of the grade, you can assess it based on the coin’s condition. More detailed information here.

GradeLowest Price($)Highest Price($)Average Price($)
Mint State2,850.0020,500.006,800.00
About Uncirculated1,200.002,600.001,856.25
Extremely Fine650.00900.00770.00
Fine and Very Fine130.00350.00231.67
Good and Very Good68.00120.0092.00

Please note that the estimated values are derived from the latest data in the PCGS Price Guide and are not guaranteed to be 100% accurate. We strongly recommend reviewing actual auction records, which can be filtered by grade. For further insights, refer to our analysis report, which is based on these data.

Also, there are multiple versions of the 1840 Braided Hair Cent. We recommend checking the values of these coins as well to ensure a comprehensive assessment.

Coin NameMin Circulated Price($)Max Circulated Price($)Min Uncirculated Price($)Max Uncirculated Price($)
1840 Penny Small Date, BN (Regular Strike)22.00950.001,000.008,500.00
1840 Penny Small/Large 18, BN (Regular Strike)37.002,500.002,750.0022,500.00
1840 Penny Large Date, BN (Regular Strike)20.00775.00850.0012,500.00
1840 Penny Small/Large 18, BN (Proof)N/AN/A5,500.0022,500.00
1840 Penny Large Date, RB (Regular Strike)N/AN/A1,100.0013,500.00
1840 Penny N-8 Large Date, BN (Regular Strike)40.00800.00875.0011,000.00
1840 Penny Large Date, RD (Regular Strike)N/AN/A4,000.0045,000.00
1840 Penny Small Date, RB (Regular Strike)N/AN/A1,000.0020,000.00
1840 Penny N-8 Large Date, RB (Regular Strike)N/AN/A1,150.006,750.00
1840 Penny N-5 Large Date, BN (Regular Strike)40.00800.00875.006,000.00
1840 Penny N-1 Small Date, RB (Regular Strike)N/AN/A21,500.0021,500.00
1840 Penny Small/Large 18, RB (Regular Strike)N/AN/A3,600.0030,000.00
1840 Penny N-9 Large Date, BN (Regular Strike)32.00800.00875.006,500.00
1840 Penny N-3 Small Date, BN (Regular Strike)40.00950.001,050.008,750.00
1840 Penny N-6 Large Date, BN (Regular Strike)30.00800.00875.009,650.00
1840 Penny N-3 Small Date, RB (Regular Strike)N/AN/A2,750.0018,500.00
1840 Penny N-2 Small/Large 18, RB (Regular Strike)N/AN/A3,700.0025,000.00
1840 Penny N-6 Large Date, RB (Regular Strike)N/AN/A1,150.0015,000.00
1840 Penny N-10 Large Date, BN (Regular Strike)35.00800.00875.0011,500.00
1840 Penny N-10 Large Date, RB (Regular Strike)N/AN/A6,750.006,750.00
1840 Penny N-1 Small Date, BN (Regular Strike)45.00975.001,050.002,750.00
1840 Penny N-12 Small Date, BN (Regular Strike)44.001,100.001,500.004,250.00
1840 Penny N-2 Small/Large 18, BN (Proof)N/AN/A5,750.0023,000.00
1840 Penny Small/Large 18, RB (Proof)N/AN/A11,000.0027,500.00

Coins listed have various mint marks and designations indicating where they were minted and if they are special strikes. To learn more about what the different mint marks and designations mean, please refer to our Mint Mark Chart and Coin Designation Reference Chart.

1840 Penny N-2 Small/Large 18, Bn (Regular Strike) – Auction Chart & Report

This tool is very user-friendly. Simply select the coin grade, and our system will provide detailed information including:

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  • Most Recent Sale Price
  • Number of Sales
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Grade Impact Analysis

GradeLowest Price($)Highest Price($)Average Price($)

The chart shows the min and max prices for the 1840 Penny N-2 Small/Large 18, BN (Regular Strike) coin across various grades from VF-25 to MS-64. The prices generally increase as the grade improves, with MS-64 having the highest max price $9,000.00.

Within each grade, there is also variability in prices, likely due to factors like specific coin characteristics or market conditions at time of sale. Overall, the chart illustrates how coin grade is a key driver of value for this particular 1840 Penny N-2 Small/Large 18, BN (Regular Strike).

Auction House Comparison

The pie chart breaks down the market share of various auction houses for selling the 1840 Penny N-2 Small/Large 18, BN (Regular Strike) coin. Goldberg Auctioneers dominates with 69.23% share, followed by Heritage Auctions / Stack's Bowers with 23.08% / 7.69% appearances respectively..

Price Trend Over Time

The graph presents a detailed analysis of the average annual auction sale price and frequency for the 1840 Penny N-2 Small/Large 18, BN (Regular Strike) coin over the years. This visual representation traces the coin's value fluctuations, illustrating periods of increase, decrease, or stability in its average auction price.

Such a historical view is indispensable for collectors, investors, or researchers who are keen on comprehending the market dynamics and the coin's value trend over an extended period.

Raw Auction Records

Here are the lasted auction records from the auction history of the past years. You can filter these records by coin grade.

GradeGrade SourceSellerPrice($)Sold Date
MS-64PCGSHeritage Auctions9,000.0001/16/2022
AU-50PCGSGoldberg Auctioneers810.0009/29/2021
AU-58PCGSGoldberg Auctioneers2,040.0009/29/2021
AU-50NGCHeritage Auctions312.0005/29/2019
XF-45+PCGSStack's Bowers384.0010/30/2018
AU-50NGCGoldberg Auctioneers630.0009/05/2018
XF-40PCGSHeritage Auctions306.0010/03/2017
AU-53PCGSGoldberg Auctioneers940.0006/05/2017
MS-64PCGSGoldberg Auctioneers5,875.0009/05/2016
XF-45NONEGoldberg Auctioneers633.0002/02/2010
VF-35NONEGoldberg Auctioneers414.0002/02/2010
VF-25NONEGoldberg Auctioneers334.0009/16/2008
VF-35NONEGoldberg Auctioneers414.0002/13/2008