Coin Specifications

Category: Braided Hair Cents (1839-1857)
Mint: Philadelphia
Mintage: 2,690,463
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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1856 LARGE 1C MS obverse 1856 LARGE 1C MS reverse


  
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Description & Analysis

As in 1855, there are two major date styles for the cents of this year, but their populations are more evenly divided. A dozen die marriages feature the Slanted 5, while eight have the Upright 5 seen on N-6 above.

1856 is another common date, though there don't appear to have been any hoards of coins having full or nearly full mint red color. The proof-only N-5 is fairly scarce, though not truly rare, while the only real rarity for this date is N-22.

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Price Guide

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1856 LARGE 1C MS Brown
  GVGFVF4045505355586061626364656667686970
Base $ 21.00 24.00 26.00 31.00 60.00 60.00 130 145 160 185 210 235 250 350 485 840 1700 3100 - - -
$ 66.00 140 160 175 205 225 250 285 435 585 1175 1900 3500 -
1856 LARGE 1C MS Red Brown
  GVGFVF4045505355586061626364656667686970
Base $ - - - - - - - - - - - - 310 410 735 1325 3000 - - - -
$ - - - - - - - 340 475 865 1650 3900 - -
1856 LARGE 1C MS Red
  GVGFVF4045505355586061626364656667686970
Base $ - - - - - - - - - - - - - 650 1550 3750 10250 - - - -
$ - - - - - - - - 800 1950 5000 - - -
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NGC GRADE SUMMARY

Total Graded: 1383
Low Grade: F
Average Grade: 62
High Grade: 67


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4/27/2014 AU 55   Brown Heritage Auctions 2014 April 23 - 27 CSNS US Coin Signature Auction - Chicago Session(8), 1204/Lot# 8218
4/27/2014 AU 55   Brown Heritage Auctions 2014 April 23 - 27 CSNS US Coin Signature Auction - Chicago Session(8), 1204/Lot# 8219


Auction Prices Realized

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2/18/2003 PCGS MS 64   Brown Heritage Auctions Exclusively Internet Auction #23024, 23024/Lot# 13009 $333.50
9/6/2004 PCGS MS 64   Brown Goldberg September 6-7, 2004 Pre-Long Beach Coin Auction, 26/Lot# 164 $276.00
12/8/2008 NGC MS 65   Brown David Lawrence Rare Coins Monday - Internet Auction # 307, 313/Lot# 24 $575.00
2/9/2011 PCGS XF 45   Brown Teletrade Auction 3011, 3011/Lot# 1021 $80.50
2/2/2012 NGC MS 62   Brown Heritage Auctions 2012 February 2-5 US Coins Signature Auction- Long Beach Session(4), 1167/Lot# 7218 $207.00
3/18/2012 NGC Details G Details  Brown GreatCollections GreatCollections Coin Auctions 03/18/2012, 13/Lot# 39251 $18.00
10/17/2012 NGC MS 66   Brown Stack's Bowers The November 2012 Baltimore Auction - US and World Lots - Live and Internet Only Sessions, 144/Lot# 495 $1,035.00
12/23/2012 NGC MS 61   Brown Heritage Auctions Internet Coin Auction Session(1), 131301/Lot# 26006 $199.75


NGC Registry

NGC Registry Score 1856 LARGE 1C MS Brown
 PrAgGVGFVF4045505355586061626364656667686970
Base6372899810623430443948754657560266772582010661483240030095108815510458
6677921001482573494555065555846236867569021205178826033708612389220
0000003494555065555846236867569021205178826033708612300
0000003944715265655936457057889841344209428064408713900
1856 LARGE 1C MS Red Brown
 PrAgGVGFVF4045505355586061626364656667686970
Base819411512313528536652257564267470577984499013091825268536395603885111294
8510111712718531241853959765268472980089210961481211130034293668596650
00000041853959765268472980089210961481211130034293668500
00000047055761966369475482294112021653239833214948776800
1856 LARGE 1C MS Red
 PrAgGVGFVF4045505355586061626364656667686970
Base981111351471593334235956557297647988799491066180833074565565677591179913460
102119139151217363480615679740775825902988131323073726492863579105123520
00000048061567974077582590298813132307372649286357910500
0000005376357047527868529251027156028074145529270581045200
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Grade: MS 66 BN
Points: 2400
Owner: Electric Peak Collection
 
Grade: MS 64 BN
Points: 1066
Owner: AKSHCC
 
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