Coin Specifications

Category: Coronet Cents (1816-1839)
Mint: Philadelphia
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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1839/6 HEAD OF 36 N-1 1C MS obverse 1839/6 HEAD OF 36 N-1 1C MS reverse


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Description & Analysis

Newcomb's variety 1 is a scarce coin and one very highly sought by collectors. It is the only issue of this date to utilize the obsolete Head of 36 Liberty bust with its plain hair cord. This proves that instead of simply having numeral 9 punched over an inverted 9, it is actually a leftover die dated 1836 and then updated for use three years later.

The overdate is a bit difficult to distinguish, appearing more as just a malformed 9. The fact that this variety is usually found well worn only aggravates this situation, yet the unique bust style makes attribution a simple matter. It's doubtful that more than one or two Mint State examples survive.

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1839/6 HEAD OF 36 N-1 1C MS Brown
  GVGFVF4045505355586061626364656667686970
Base $ 325 800 1600 2600 7000 7000 - - - 80500 - - - - - - - - - - -
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NGC GRADE SUMMARY

Total Graded: 46
Low Grade: G
Average Grade: VG
High Grade: 58


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8/29/1999 PCGS VF 20   Brown Teletrade Auction 1204, 1204/Lot# 1011 $1,620.00
9/7/2011 PCGS VF 25   Brown Heritage Auctions 2011 September Long Beach Signature US Coin Auction Session(1), 1159/Lot# 3058 $4,887.50
9/7/2011 PCGS F 15   Brown Heritage Auctions 2011 September Long Beach Signature US Coin Auction Session(1), 1159/Lot# 3057 $2,530.00
2/28/2012 PCGS VG 10   Brown Stack's Bowers The March 2012 Baltimore Auction, 135/Lot# 1343 $747.50
7/11/2013 PCGS F 15   Brown Heritage Auctions 2013 July 11 - 14 US Coins Signature Auction - Orlando Session(4), 1187/Lot# 4705 $2,056.25
6/29/2014 PCGS   Brown GreatCollections GreatCollections Coin Auctions 06/29/2014, 187/Lot# 204290 $1.00


NGC Registry

NGC Registry Score 1839/6 HEAD OF 36 N-1 1C MS Brown
 PrAgGVGFVF4045505355586061626364656667686970
Base35029251654229029133727434244524523462746945049515854665702583660896324656068207431
16964311681866249731843932437844754557464948125085526055445746592061676402664670230
0000003932437844754557464948125085526055445746592061676402664600
0000004137441544994592467149305121536356235791600462456481673300
1839/6 HEAD OF 36 N-1 1C MS Red Brown
 PrAgGVGFVF4045505355586061626364656667686970
Base3333332724775075275565756317458651193179926434347128202317641580
3333392340487513536562593669785974139520803211717116272293100
00000034048751353656259366978597413952080321171711627200
000000408497520546568612707825108315972361377999951972400
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