As of June, 2024, a 1842 Penny Large Date, RD in uncirculated specimen can be valued between $9,250.00 and $40,000.00, 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 $39,100.00 in the 09/07/2009 by renowned auctioneer Goldberg Auctioneers, showcasing the allure of top-tier rarities.

Designer: Christian Gobrecht
Edge: Plain
Diameter: 27.50 millimeters
Weight: 10.89 grams
Mintage: 2,383,390
Mint: Philadelphia
Metal: Copper
Series: Coronet Head Cents 1816-1857

1842 Penny Large Date, Rd (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 State9,250.0040,000.0020,750.00

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 1842 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($)Max Uncirculated Price($)
1842 Penny Large Date, BN (Regular Strike)20.00550.00700.008,000.00
1842 Penny Small Date, BN (Regular Strike)20.00665.00700.006,750.00
1842 Penny, BN (Proof)N/AN/A5,000.0027,500.00
1842 Penny Large Date, RB (Regular Strike)N/AN/A725.0010,000.00
1842 Penny Small Date, RB (Regular Strike)N/AN/A1,800.0017,500.00
1842 Penny Small Date, RD (Regular Strike)N/AN/A30,000.0090,000.00
1842 Penny N-6 Large Date, BN (Regular Strike)45.00575.00750.008,500.00
1842 Penny N-6 Large Date, RB (Regular Strike)N/AN/A1,750.004,500.00
1842 Penny, RD (Proof)N/AN/A100,000.00100,000.00
1842 Penny Newcomb 1, BN (Proof)N/AN/A12,250.0030,500.00
1842 Penny, RB (Proof)N/AN/A20,000.0030,000.00

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.

1842 Penny Large Date, Rd (Regular Strike) – Auction Chart & Report

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

  • Lowest Sale Price
  • Highest Sale Price
  • Average Sale Price
  • Most Recent Sale Price
  • Number of Sales
  • Sales Volume

You can also select different time periods for your query: 1 month, 6 months, 1 year, 3 years, or All time, with the default set to All time.

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Grade Impact Analysis

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

The chart shows the min and max prices for the 1842 Penny Large Date, RD (Regular Strike) coin across various grades from PO-1 to MS-65+. The prices generally increase as the grade improves, with MS-65+ having the highest max price $39,100.00.

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 1842 Penny Large Date, RD (Regular Strike).

Auction House Comparison

The pie chart breaks down the market share of various auction houses for selling the 1842 Penny Large Date, RD (Regular Strike) coin. Heritage Auctions dominates with 42.11% share, followed by Goldberg Auctioneers / Bowers & Merena with 26.32% / 10.53% appearances respectively..

Price Trend Over Time

The graph presents a detailed analysis of the average annual auction sale price and frequency for the 1842 Penny Large Date, RD (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-64PCGSStack's Bowers7,800.0008/11/2020
MS-60NONEGoldberg Auctioneers793.0002/19/2018
MS-64+PCGSHeritage Auctions6,462.5001/07/2015
MS-64PCGSHeritage Auctions8,625.0001/03/2012
MS-65+NGCHeritage Auctions10,925.0008/11/2011
MS-65+PCGSGoldberg Auctioneers34,500.0009/07/2009
MS-65+PCGSGoldberg Auctioneers39,100.0009/07/2009
MS-64PCGSHeritage Auctions8,638.0003/06/2008
MS-65+NGCHeritage Auctions14,950.0001/01/2007
XF-40NCSDavid Lawrence RC35.0011/06/2006
MS-65+PCGSHeritage Auctions34,500.0001/05/2006
MS-65+PCGSHeritage Auctions16,100.0001/12/2005
MS-64PCGSHeritage Auctions5,175.0008/18/2004
MS-65+NGCSuperior Galleries2,530.0002/24/2003
MS-64PCGSBowers & Merena4,600.0011/29/2001
MS-64NGCBowers & Merena2,990.0006/28/2001
AU-58ANACSGoldberg Auctioneers196.0005/28/2001
VF-20NONEGoldberg Auctioneers29.0002/16/2001