Coin Specifications

Category: Coronet Cents (1816-1839)
Mint: Philadelphia
Mintage: 3,948,400
Catalog: KM-45
Obverse Designer: Robert Scot
Reverse Designer: Robert Scot
Composition: Copper
Weight: 10.89 Grams
Diameter: 28-29mm
Edge: Plain
Numismatic specification data provided by Krause Publications NumisMaster.
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1817 1C MS obverse 1817 1C MS reverse


  
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Description & Analysis

With a whopping mintage of nearly four million pieces, the 1817 cent is a common coin in any grade short of gem. A number may be found with partial red color, and the nicest of these 1817 cents have survived from the Randall Hoard dispersed more than a century ago.

N-13 and N-14 comprise the majority of 1817 Randall Hoard cents, but several other die marriages are also common, including N-11 (photos). Scarce ones include N-1, -2, -4, -5, -7, -12 and -15. The only moderately rare marriage for this date is N-17.

The most popular variety is far and away N-16, easily spotted for its 15 obverse stars in place of the normal 13. This undoubtedly resulted from a spacing error when punching the stars into the die, and the engraver sought to balance the array with two extra stars. Fortunately for collectors, this variety is not rare in circulated grades, though its great appeal does bring a premium price.

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Price Guide

Last Updated: 9/12/2014

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1817 1C MS Brown
  GVGFVF4045505355586061626364656667686970
Base $ 28.00 35.00 50.00 110 250 250 325 350 415 650 700 740 800 1100 1325 2500 - - - - -
$ 285 350 390 440 675 735 780 900 1200 1450 2800 - - -
1817 1C MS Red Brown
  GVGFVF4045505355586061626364656667686970
Base $ - - - - - - - - - - - 850 950 1350 2800 - - - - - -
$ - - - - - - 950 1050 1765 3100 - - - -
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NGC GRADE SUMMARY

Total Graded: 473
Low Grade: PrAg
Average Grade: 58
High Grade: 66


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9/9/2004 PCGS MS 63   Brown Heritage Auctions 2004 September Long Beach Signature Sale #355, 355/Lot# 5071 $402.50
1/15/2007 NGC MS 64   Brown David Lawrence Rare Coins Internet Auction # 122, 127/Lot# 11 $690.00
9/23/2007 PCGS MS 61   Brown Goldberg September 23-26, 2007 Pre-Long Beach Coin and Currency Auction, 42/Lot# 2193 $863.00
5/9/2010 PCGS Genuine Genuine   Brown Teletrade Auction 2850, 2850/Lot# 1018 $126.50
2/26/2012 NGC Details G Details  GreatCollections GreatCollections Coin Auctions 02/26/2012, 9/Lot# 35141 $21.00
8/2/2012 NGC MS 63   Red Brown Heritage Auctions 2012 August 2-5 US Coins Signature Auction- Philadelphia Session(5), 1173/Lot# 7079 $998.75
6/5/2013 PCGS VF 35   Brown Heritage Auctions 2013 June 5 - 9 US Coin Signature Auction - Long Beach Session(6), 1186/Lot# 7048 $705.00
7/27/2013 PCGS AU 53   Brown Stack's Bowers The August 2013 Chicago ANA World's Fair of Money , 192/Lot# 30050 $265.55


NGC Registry

NGC Registry Score 1817 1C MS Brown
 PrAgGVGFVF4045505355586061626364656667686970
Base14559721633364505515816026336536747358201138192824644373665611
1549631022203744835615886126396606947639261401210631005134665610
0000004835615886126396606947639261401210631005134665600
00000051757159562264666771479110321664228537365895665600
1817 1C MS Red Brown
 PrAgGVGFVF4045505355586061626364656667686970
Base1111113275635936136446637548479411393252529854007566511
1111110940557359962365069378587810911770267833254559566510
00000040557359962365069378587810911770267833254559566500
00000048458360663365672381690912422147283136665112566500
1817 1C MS Red
 PrAgGVGFVF4045505355586061626364656667686970
Base11111111308463655764874990165829605049711011242111
11111111033595276918009121212209236565736848711242110
00000011033595276918009121212209236565736848711242100
00000012054115917278379511435252643526423986411242100
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Grade: MS 64 BN
Points: 1005
Owner: JTO
 
Grade: MS 63 BN
Points: 820
Owner: mania
 
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