Coin Specifications

Category: Coronet Cents (1816-1839)
Mint: Philadelphia
Mintage: 5,558,300
Catalog: KM-45
Obverse Designer: Christian Gobrecht
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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1837 1C MS obverse 1837 1C MS reverse


  
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Description & Analysis

The cents dated 1837 are common in all grades through Mint State, with brown examples being fairly plentiful, while those showing satisfying degrees of red-brown color may also be secured with a bit of searching.

1837 is another year in which several dies were transitional between older and newer styles. All feature Gobrecht's revised Liberty bust of 1835, but some have plain hair cords (Head of 36), while a few have beaded cords (Head of 38). These are combined with reverse dies having either the older Medium Letters or the new Small Letters.

In total there are 16 die marriages for 1837 (N-7 proved to be just a later die state of N-8 and is illustrated above). None of the three combinations are rare as a class, but individually scarce die marriages include N-1, N-12 and N-14 through -17.

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Price Guide

Last Updated: 2/14/2014

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1837 1C MS Brown
  GVGFVF4045505355586061626364656667686970
Base $ 22.00 27.00 33.00 68.00 135 135 225 245 275 310 330 355 380 650 925 1350 2100 - - - -
$ 150 250 260 300 330 350 380 420 725 1025 1450 2300 - -
1837 1C MS Red Brown
  GVGFVF4045505355586061626364656667686970
Base $ - - - - - - - - - - - - 450 780 1050 1950 3000 6100 - - -
$ - - - - - - - 500 860 1150 2150 3300 6600 -
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NGC GRADE SUMMARY

Total Graded: 738
Low Grade: PrAg
Average Grade: 60
High Grade: 67


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3/5/1997 PCGS AU 55   Brown Teletrade Auction 0925, 925/Lot# 1011 $119.90
9/19/2010 PCGS MS 62   Brown Goldberg September 19-21, 2010 Pre-Long Beach Coin Auction, 60/Lot# 3532 $258.75
6/1/2011 NGC XF 45   Brown Heritage Auctions 2011 June Long Beach Signature US Coin Auction Session(4), 1156/Lot# 7163 $149.50
6/1/2011 NGC AU 55   Brown Heritage Auctions 2011 June Long Beach Signature US Coin Auction Session(4), 1156/Lot# 7172 $253.00
6/3/2012 PCGS Genuine VF   Brown GreatCollections GreatCollections Coin Auctions 06/03/2012, 25/Lot# 54620 $36.00
6/16/2013 PCGS AU 58   Brown David Lawrence Rare Coins Internet Auction # 756, 765/Lot# 504 $405.00
8/30/2013 NGC   Brown Stack's Bowers The September 2013 Philadelphia Auction, 195/Lot# 4188 $289.05


NGC Registry

NGC Registry Score 1837 1C MS Brown
 PrAgGVGFVF4045505355586061626364656667686970
Base3415972151255357450482502532551575663774997139321244408698211
154763981852893884604885125385596047008481129163628855266698210
0000003884604885125385596047008481129163628855266698200
0000004194714955225445676337379221261188036466124698200
1837 1C MS Red Brown
 PrAgGVGFVF4045505355586061626364656667686970
Base1111112624634975195535756317458561193155826434546539179011
11111883294745045305605936697829681314191932774827622779010
0000003294745045305605936697829681314191932774827622700
00000039648551154156761270781910801436228139115109706400
1837 1C MS Red
 PrAgGVGFVF4045505355586061626364656667686970
Base3333333328843762072582099016582807443157477077256384772287744
333333398337498655756876121220413348486961901326432999610620
00000039833749865575687612122041334848696190132643299900
000000319338755969078893314352424388953086633194514036000
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Grade: MS 66 RB
Points: 2643
Owner: tstone
 
Grade: MS 65 BN
Points: 1393
Owner: Electric Peak Collection
 
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