Coin Specifications

Category: Classic Head Cents (1808-1814)
Mint: Philadelphia
Mintage: 222,867
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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1809 S-280 1C MS obverse 1809 S-280 1C MS reverse


  
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Description & Analysis

Only a single pair of dies was used for the cents of 1809. Numeral 9 is repunched, with the first impression being quite faint.

Since the reported mintage for this date is a bit high for a single die marriage at that time, the coinage for 1809 almost certainly included some pieces dated 1808. Walter Breen suggested that the net mintage was actually 175,500.

This date is slightly scarce but not truly rare in worn condition. Mint State pieces, however, are very rare and essentially unknown with more than traces of original red color.

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1809 S-280 1C MS Brown
  GVGFVF4045505355586061626364656667686970
Base $ 235 475 685 1475 4150 4150 5300 5800 6900 8500 11250 14500 16500 33000 - - - - - - -
$ 4700 5800 6300 7500 9200 12750 16000 18000 38500 - - - - -
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NGC GRADE SUMMARY

Total Graded: 60
Low Grade: PrAg
Average Grade: 40
High Grade: 65


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2/15/2004 NGC AU 58   Brown Teletrade Auction 1844, 1844/Lot# 1004 $4,730.00
1/1/2013 NGC VF 20   Brown Stack's Bowers The January 2013 Americana Sale, 180/Lot# 14123 $164.50
1/1/2013 NGC AU 50   Brown Stack's Bowers The January 2013 Americana Sale, 180/Lot# 12044 $705.00
3/24/2013 NGC Details VG Details  Brown Heritage Auctions Internet Coin Auction Session(2), 131314/Lot# 20905 $170.38
11/10/2013 PCGS Genuine AU   Brown GreatCollections GreatCollections Coin Auctions 11/10/2013, 100/Lot# 140977 $1,081.30
1/26/2014 PCGS XF 45   Brown Goldberg January 26-28, 2014 January Pre-Long Beach Sale 17.5% BP, 78/Lot# 677 $3,760.00
3/21/2014 NGC Details VF Details  Brown Heritage Auctions 2014 March 21 & 23 US Coins Signature Auction - San Francisco Session(3), 1198/Lot# 11019 $646.25


NGC Registry

NGC Registry Score 1809 S-280 1C MS Brown
 PrAgGVGFVF4045505355586061626364656667686970
Base328851572514502401280731493431360138383984420246945158647377681944629949111
98363585966176725362921324334873680388640564366484855966904116602294729949110
0000002921324334873680388640564366484855966904116602294729949100
0000003035333735443759393541294530500360347336155532644829949100
1809 S-280 1C MS Red Brown
 PrAgGVGFVF4045505355586061626364656667686970
Base3333331450212423552495268828073057344739685049668575433353361356111200134561
33333485167422012401255927272890318736204328559469711620642807779701189870
0000001674220124012559272728903187362043285594697116206428077797000
0000001899227824482623276729733317379446886139725724869520819458500
1809 S-280 1C MS Red
 PrAgGVGFVF4045505355586061626364656667686970
Base1111111111168717544818796021111111
1111111111229170957758865896021111110
0000001111229170957758865896021111100
0000001111458173197972913096021111100
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Grade: FINE Details
Points: 363
Owner: Robert Baker Trust
 
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