Coin Specifications

Category: Coronet Cents (1816-1839)
Mint: Philadelphia
Mintage: 1,855,100
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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1834 1C MS obverse 1834 1C MS reverse


  
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Description & Analysis

While only seven die marriages are known for 1834 cents, these encompass several distinctive combinations of obverse and reverse features. The sizes of numeral 8, the stars and the reverse letters all vary, and this makes for a very interesting date.

N-6 is the only variety bearing the Large Letters last seen on cents dated 1832 (N-7 also has LL, but this is a proof-only issue). While N-6 is indeed scarce, the only rarity of this date among currency pieces is N-5, which combines a Large 8 with Large Stars and Medium Letters.

Examples grading MS BN are common enough to be collectable, with N-1 through N-4 being the most available varieties. The illustrated example of N-2 reveals bold strike doubling on Liberty's profile. This was fairly common with the Mint's aging screw presses that would be replaced with steam power in another couple years.

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Price Guide

Last Updated: 2/14/2014

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1834 1C MS Brown
  GVGFVF4045505355586061626364656667686970
Base $ 22.00 28.00 35.00 70.00 225 225 325 350 385 440 500 550 625 750 1200 1850 3900 - - - -
$ 250 350 385 415 490 540 600 665 800 1300 2050 4500 - -
1834 1C MS Red Brown
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Base $ - - - - - - - - - - - - 700 1500 2600 5000 - - - - -
$ - - - - - - - 775 1650 2950 - - - -
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NGC GRADE SUMMARY

Total Graded: 277
Low Grade: G
Average Grade: 55
High Grade: 67


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4/21/1999 PCGS AU 55   Brown Teletrade Auction 1156, 1156/Lot# 1022 $261.60
5/5/2000 PCGS AU 55   Brown Heritage Auctions 2000 Central States Sale #226, 226/Lot# 6485 $287.50
9/6/2004 NGC MS 65   Brown Goldberg September 6-7, 2004 Pre-Long Beach Coin Auction, 26/Lot# 144 $1,955.00
11/29/2007 NGC MS 64   Brown David Lawrence Rare Coins Thursday - Internet Auction # 199, 205/Lot# 8011 $1,265.00
8/15/2010 NGC MS 65   Brown Teletrade Auction 2906, 2906/Lot# 1007 $1,725.00
10/7/2012 NGC Details VF Details  Heritage Auctions Internet Coin Auction Session(2), 131242/Lot# 20481 $79.00
1/1/2013 PCGS MS 66   Brown Stack's Bowers The January 2013 Americana Sale, 180/Lot# 13047 $7,637.50
12/15/2013 PCGS Genuine VF   Brown GreatCollections GreatCollections Coin Auctions 12/15/2013, 105/Lot# 157608 $33.00


NGC Registry

NGC Registry Score 1834 1C MS Brown
 PrAgGVGFVF4045505355586061626364656667686970
Base35067812013664505275726026466747057548651036145021974585717311
1855711212563944755425826166556847217919221174169929935447717310
0000004755425826166556847217919221174169929935447717300
0000005015575926316646947378289791312194837896310717300
1834 1C MS Red Brown
 PrAgGVGFVF4045505355586061626364656667686970
Base11111131153958862066569574584710211531231928603893546411
1111110438755559863567571177990511911793249932044416546410
00000038755559863567571177990511911793249932044416546400
00000046357160965068572881396313612056267935484940546400
1834 1C MS Red
 PrAgGVGFVF4045505355586061626364656667686970
Base3333333328843762072582099016582807443157477077256384772287744
333333398337498655756876121220413348486961901326432999610620
00000039833749865575687612122041334848696190132643299900
000000319338755969078893314352424388953086633194514036000
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Grade: AU 58 BN
Points: 646
Owner: AKSHCC
 
Grade: AU 58 BN
Points: 646
Owner: Coin Trader
 
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