Coin Specifications

Category: Coronet Cents (1816-1839)
Mint: Philadelphia
Mintage: 4,407,550
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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1820 1C MS obverse 1820 1C MS reverse


  
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Description & Analysis

1820 is the latest date to have surfaced with the vast Randall Hoard in the 1860s. It remains common today in Mint State, at least for the die marriage included in that stash, N-13. Like the 1818 cents from the Randall Hoard, this variety is characterized by a series of die cracks connecting the date with all stars.

Of the remaining 14 die marriages, three are overdates and are described in a separate entry. The non-overdate marriages are about evenly divided between Large Date and Small Date obverses. Rare varieties for 1820 include N-4, -6 (photos) and -14, while N-5, -8, -9 and -12 are moderately scarce.

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Price Guide

Last Updated: 2/14/2014

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1820 1C MS Brown
  GVGFVF4045505355586061626364656667686970
Base $ 23.00 35.00 48.00 80.00 205 205 245 265 310 350 390 435 550 725 1150 1900 3000 6000 - - -
$ 225 265 285 335 375 425 465 600 875 1400 2200 3500 7500 -
1820 1C MS Red Brown
  GVGFVF4045505355586061626364656667686970
Base $ - - - - - - - - - - - - 685 875 1500 2900 9000 - - - -
$ - - - - - - - 775 1075 2350 3750 - - -
1820 1C MS Red
  GVGFVF4045505355586061626364656667686970
Base $ - - - - - - - - - - - - - 2300 7500 12500 - - - - -
$ - - - - - - - - 2750 8500 14000 - - -
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NGC GRADE SUMMARY

Total Graded: 781
Low Grade: PrAg
Average Grade: 62
High Grade: 67


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1/14/1998 NGC MS 66   Brown Teletrade Auction 1015, 1015/Lot# 1032 $1,188.00
9/6/2004 NGC AU 55   Brown Goldberg September 6-7, 2004 Pre-Long Beach Coin Auction, 26/Lot# 136 $230.00
10/11/2010 NGC MS 63   Brown David Lawrence Rare Coins Monday - Internet Auction # 522, 529/Lot# 7 $598.00
1/5/2011 NGC MS 65   Red Brown Heritage Auctions 2011 January Tampa FUN Signature & Platinum Night US Coin Auction Session(1), 1151/Lot# 3157 $1,610.00
6/1/2011 NGC AU 55   Brown Heritage Auctions 2011 June Long Beach Signature US Coin Auction Session(4), 1156/Lot# 7110 $299.00
6/3/2012 NGC Details XF Details  Heritage Auctions Internet Coin Auction Session(2), 131224/Lot# 24825 $84.00
5/18/2014 PCGS MS 64   Red Brown GreatCollections GreatCollections Coin Auctions 05/18/2014, 168/Lot# 194055 $1,777.60
8/8/2014 NGC MS 64   Red Brown Stack's Bowers August 2014 Chicago ANA, 6014/Lot# 3154 $1,292.50


NGC Registry

NGC Registry Score 1820 1C MS Brown
 PrAgGVGFVF4045505355586061626364656667686970
Base34559722093274315275726026466747057548111059150522334715741811
1749631172483614635425826166556847217738931207174730605616741810
0000004635425826166556847217738931207174730605616741800
0000004955575926316646947377929761356199038876517741800
1820 1C MS Red Brown
 PrAgGVGFVF4045505355586061626364656667686970
Base1111113115395886206656957257838741303170727543190438011
1111110438755559863567570574481310171437205628993586438010
00000038755559863567570574481310171437205628993586438000
00000046357160965068571576384311601572240530443983438000
1820 1C MS Red
 PrAgGVGFVF4045505355586061626364656667686970
Base11111111282429611715820908160929104935705511255111
1111111943314896457508491141204235855641845511255110
0000001943314896457508491141204235855641845511255100
00000011883805506807858781375247642606348985511255100
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Grade: MS 66 BN
Points: 2233
Owner: Electric Peak Collection
 
Grade: MS 66 BN
Points: 2233
Owner: Type Coin
 
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