Coin Specifications

Category: Classic Head Cents (1808-1814)
Mint: Philadelphia
Mintage: 1,109,000
Catalog: KM-39
Obverse Designer: John Reich
Reverse Designer: John Reich
Composition: Copper
Weight: 10.89 Grams
Diameter: 29mm
Edge: Plain
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1808 1C MS obverse 1808 1C MS reverse


  
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Description & Analysis

Given the slight scarcity of this date, the reported mintage for the year 1808 likely included some cents dated 1807. Walter Breen suggested that 102,000 were of the earlier date.

Three die marriages are known of this date. S-278 is the least often seen, though none are particularly rare. S-277 (photos) is fairly common. As the Census figures below reveal, Mint State examples of any variety are rare and are essentially unknown in full red.

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Last Updated: 2/14/2014

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1808 1C MS Brown
  GVGFVF4045505355586061626364656667686970
Base $ 115 210 515 875 2650 2650 4350 4500 7250 8250 11000 14000 15500 18000 25000 45000 57500 - - - -
$ 3000 4750 4900 8000 9000 12500 15500 17000 19500 30000 50000 - - -
1808 1C MS Red Brown
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Base $ - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - -
$ - - - - - - - - - - - - - -
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NGC GRADE SUMMARY

Total Graded: 96
Low Grade: PrAg
Average Grade: 45
High Grade: 67


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2/24/2003 PCGS AU 50   Brown Goldberg February 24-25, 2003 Coin Auction, 17/Lot# 69 $1,783.00
8/18/2004 PCGS G 4   Brown Heritage Auctions 2004 August Pittsburgh, PA Signature Sale #352, 352/Lot# 8296 $431.25
1/24/2005 NGC F 12   Brown David Lawrence Rare Coins Internet-Only Auction #25, 29/Lot# 14 $287.50
3/31/2011 NGC XF 40   Brown Stack's Bowers The March 2011 Baltimore Auction, 83/Lot# 310 $776.25
4/27/2011 NGC F 12   Brown Heritage Auctions 2011 April Rosemont CSNS Signature & Platinum Night US Coin Auction Session(6), 1154/Lot# 9234 $431.25
5/1/2012 NGC Details VF Details  Teletrade Auction 3269, 3269/Lot# 1000 $124.00
10/17/2012 PCGS   Brown Stack's Bowers The November 2012 Baltimore Auction - US and World Lots - Live and Internet Only Sessions, 144/Lot# 24062 $470.00
1/1/2013 PCGS MS 64   Brown Stack's Bowers The January 2013 Americana Sale, 180/Lot# 13020 $25,850.00
5/25/2014 PCGS F 15   Brown GreatCollections GreatCollections Coin Auctions 05/25/2014, 183/Lot# 194776 $535.70


NGC Registry

NGC Registry Score 1808 1C MS Brown
 PrAgGVGFVF4045505355586061626364656667686970
Base1551833365399581558198923352489258527212807298533653868457854667198140392060211
16423440367811581701210423862521263027492866311135324104487460439478162262060210
000000210423862521263027492866311135324104487460439478162262060200
0000002219243725532675277829253238370043415170662011758184142060200
1808 1C MS Red Brown
 PrAgGVGFVF4045505355586061626364656667686970
Base11111116342368254626572813291031943601418751587077838510759111
1111154518782427258327092845300433293796451057977513917610759110
00000018782427258327092845300433293796451057977513917610759100
00000021232486262027612877309934653991483464377949996710759100
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Grade: XF 40 BN
Points: 779
Owner: AKSHCC
 
Grade: FINE Details
Points: 270
Owner: Robert Baker Trust
 
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