Cigar Sizes

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Cigars come in many different shapes and sizes.  The diameter of a cigar is measured in increments of 64ths on an inch which is termed its "ring gauge."  Therefore a 44 gauge Corona is 44/64th inches in diameter.  The change in your pocket (assuming you are in the United States) can be used as quick and dirty ring gauges.

44 Ring Gauge

46 Ring Gauge

48 Ring Gauge

54 Ring Gauge
Commonly used in:
Long Corona
Petit Corona
Commonly used in:
Corona Extra
Grand Corona
Commonly used in:
Corona Extra
Commonly used in:
Double Corona

Size Length Ring
Belicoso 5 1/2 inches 52
Churchill 7 inches 47
Corona 5 1/2 inches 52
Corona Gorda 5 1/4 inches 46
Culberas 5 3/4 inches 39
Demi Tasse 4 inches 30
Double Corona 7 1/2 inches 49
Especial 7 1/2 inches 38
Gran Corona 9 1/4 inches 47
Hermoso 5 inches 48
Long Panetela 7 inches 36
Lonsdale 6 1/2 inches 42
Panetala 4 1/2 inches 26
Perla 4 inches 40
Petit Corona 5 inches 42
Pyramid/Torpedo 6 1/2 inches 52
Robusto 5 inches 50
Rothschild 5 inches 50
Tres Petit Corona 4 1/2 inches 40

For information about size affecting taste, click here.