Coin Specifications

Category: Braided Hair Cents (1839-1857)
Mint: Philadelphia
Mintage: 6,641,131
Catalog: KM-67
Obverse Designer: Christian Gobrecht
Reverse Designer: Christian Gobrecht
Composition: Copper
Weight: 10.89 Grams
Diameter: 27.5mm
Edge: Plain
Numismatic specification data provided by Krause Publications NumisMaster.
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1853 1C MS obverse 1853 1C MS reverse


  
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Description & Analysis

The huge mintage of cents in 1853 reflected the Mint's ongoing need to provide change during a period when most of America's silver coinage was overvalued and thus failed to circulate. Today's collectors are the beneficiaries of this vast outpouring of coppers, as this is among the most common of large cents in all grades up through MS RD. The lovely N-10 illustrated is one of these pleasing survivors and displays much red color.

Some 33 die marriages are known for 1853, and none of these have had to be delisted for duplication with others, an unusual situation for late-date large cents. All varieties of this date look quite similar to the unexperienced eye, and the only rarities for the specialist are N-23, -28 and -31.

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Price Guide

Last Updated: 2/14/2014

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1853 1C MS Brown
  GVGFVF4045505355586061626364656667686970
Base $ 21.00 24.00 26.00 32.00 65.00 65.00 125 140 155 185 200 215 240 320 465 810 1600 2900 - - -
$ 75.00 135 155 170 200 215 235 260 355 550 1100 1800 3400 -
1853 1C MS Red Brown
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Base $ - - - - - - - - - - - 250 315 385 700 1200 2900 - - - -
$ - - - - - - 285 350 440 865 1500 3350 - -
1853 1C MS Red
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Base $ - - - - - - - - - - - - - 750 1600 3900 8000 21000 - - -
$ - - - - - - - - 885 2250 4650 10000 - -
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NGC GRADE SUMMARY

Total Graded: 1981
Low Grade: G
Average Grade: 62
High Grade: 67


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8/26/2014 MS 63   Brown Heritage Auctions Internet Coin Auction Session(1), 131434/Lot# 27011


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4/16/1997 NGC MS 65   Red Brown Teletrade Auction 0937, 937/Lot# 1014 $572.25
1/15/2007 NGC MS 65   Brown David Lawrence Rare Coins Internet Auction # 122, 127/Lot# 17 $667.00
7/9/2009 PCGS MS 65   Red Heritage Auctions 2009 July West Palm Beach, FL (Summer FUN) Signature US Coin Auction #1127, 1127/Lot# 84 $3,019.90
1/30/2011 NGC MS 65   Red Brown Goldberg January 30 - February 3, 2011 The Pre-Long Beach Coin and Currency Auction, 62/Lot# 560 $632.50
7/26/2012 NGC MS 65   Red Stack's Bowers The August 2012 Philadelphia ANA World's Fair of Money Auction, 140/Lot# 4304 $2,760.00
10/18/2012 NGC MS 61   Brown Heritage Auctions 2012 October 18-21 ANA US Coins Signature Auction - Dallas Session(5), 1175/Lot# 7167 $176.25
4/21/2013 PCGS Genuine VG   Brown GreatCollections GreatCollections Coin Auctions 04/21/2013, 71/Lot# 109753 $11.25
12/29/2013 NGC AU 55   Brown GreatCollections GreatCollections Coin Auctions 12/29/2013, 170/Lot# 160432 $116.60


NGC Registry

NGC Registry Score 1853 1C MS Brown
 PrAgGVGFVF4045505355586061626364656667686970
Base341596776143255351378395420437450477502802117316093009510881551
1547617098180287360383403425441459485602925131820753708612381550
000000287360383403425441459485602925131820753708612300
0000003193693894114314454684937021049146325424408713900
1853 1C MS Red Brown
 PrAgGVGFVF4045505355586061626364656667686970
Base111111201366389406429445463502563882145017533639416461401
11111672563733944134344514765226691071155123813814482261400
0000002563733944134344514765226691071155123813814482200
0000003113814004214394574895427751260165230103989548100
1853 1C MS Red
 PrAgGVGFVF4045505355586061626364656667686970
Base11111111227351507597663783106615052525328156567759117991
111111176268403537619703877121218452777407263579105117990
00000017626840353761970387712121845277740726357910500
0000001151309455567641743971135821853029486470581045200
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Grade: MS 66 RB
Points: 2495
Owner: Musicman102357
 
Grade: MS 66 BN
Points: 2001
Owner: JustMyType
 
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