Coin Specifications

Category: Draped Bust Cents (1796-1807)
Mint: Philadelphia
Mintage: 1,841,745
Catalog: KM-22
Obverse Designer: Robert Scot
Reverse Designer: Robert Scot
Composition: Copper
Weight: 10.89 Grams
Diameter: 29mm
Edge: Plain
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1798 1C MS obverse 1798 1C MS reverse


  
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Description & Analysis

The mintage of cents dated 1798 was quite large, as shown in the figure above, which includes those coined during 1799. There are dozens of die marriages for this date, and three of these are overdates covered in a separate entry.

Of the others, three have the Reverse of 95 with a single leaves at the top of the wreath. The remaining marriages come with the normal, double-leaf wreath and one of two obverse styles: That known as First Hair (S-144 through S-164) has no additional curl on the Liberty portrait, while the Second Hair subtype (S-165 through S-187) has the extra curl, as on the S-179 example illustrated.

Of the non-overdate varieties, the following are rare: S-144, -146, -147, -149, -156, NC-1, NC-2 (all First Hair), -177, -178, -180 and -183 (all Second Hair).

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Price Guide

Last Updated: 2/14/2014

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1798 1C MS Brown
  GVGFVF4045505355586061626364656667686970
Base $ 145 235 510 975 1825 1825 3500 4350 5400 7000 7600 8500 10500 20000 - - - - - - -
$ 2050 4000 4800 5900 7600 8100 9250 12000 24000 - - - - -
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NGC GRADE SUMMARY

Total Graded: 455
Low Grade: PrAg
Average Grade: VF
High Grade: 65


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1/21/2008 NGC XF 40   Brown David Lawrence Rare Coins Monday - Internet Auction # 214, 220/Lot# 15 $2,185.00
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1/28/2013 NGC VF 25   Brown Teletrade Auction 3415, 3415/Lot# 1010 $650.00
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1/10/2014 NGC XF 45   Brown Heritage Auctions 2014 January 10 The Adam Mervis Large Cent Collection FUN Signature Auction - Orlando Session(2), 1200/Lot# 2637 $5,875.00
1/10/2014 NGC G 4   Brown Heritage Auctions 2014 January 10 The Adam Mervis Large Cent Collection FUN Signature Auction - Orlando Session(2), 1200/Lot# 2654 $352.50
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6/3/2014 PCGS MS 94   Brown Stack's Bowers June 2014 Baltimore, 6021/Lot# 3361 $211.50


NGC Registry

NGC Registry Score 1798 1C MS Brown
 PrAgGVGFVF4045505355586061626364656667686970
Base811632204236951450174119892188231024802585275431033601433355631187117911111
1081822875139461547182320552228236625152641287032693845474376651388417911110
000000182320552228236625152641287032693845474376651388417911100
000000190621212269242325502697298634354089515397681589717911100
1798 1C MS Red Brown
 PrAgGVGFVF4045505355586061626364656667686970
Base11111113632009222223522531264329363281391951586820845811105111
1111145515782080226524112568274030513493433257127366934011105110
00000015782080226524112568274030513493433257127366934011105100
000000179321512308247126052838316637064745626679121022211105100
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