Coin Specifications

Category: Braided Hair Cents (1839-1857)
Mint: Philadelphia
Mintage: 2,690,463
Catalog: KM-67
Obverse Designer: Christian Gobrecht
Reverse Designer: Christian Gobrecht
Composition: Copper
Weight: 10.89 Grams
Diameter: 27.5mm
Edge: Plain
Numismatic specification data provided by Krause Publications NumisMaster.
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1856 LARGE 1C MS obverse 1856 LARGE 1C MS reverse


  
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Description & Analysis

As in 1855, there are two major date styles for the cents of this year, but their populations are more evenly divided. A dozen die marriages feature the Slanted 5, while eight have the Upright 5 seen on N-6 above.

1856 is another common date, though there don't appear to have been any hoards of coins having full or nearly full mint red color. The proof-only N-5 is fairly scarce, though not truly rare, while the only real rarity for this date is N-22.

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1856 LARGE 1C MS Brown
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Base $ 21.00 24.00 26.00 31.00 60.00 60.00 130 145 160 185 210 235 250 350 485 840 1700 3100 - - -
$ 66.00 140 160 175 205 225 250 285 435 585 1175 1900 3500 -
1856 LARGE 1C MS Red Brown
  GVGFVF4045505355586061626364656667686970
Base $ - - - - - - - - - - - - 310 410 735 1325 3000 - - - -
$ - - - - - - - 340 475 865 1650 3900 - -
1856 LARGE 1C MS Red
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Base $ - - - - - - - - - - - - - 650 1550 3750 10250 - - - -
$ - - - - - - - - 800 1950 5000 - - -
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NGC GRADE SUMMARY

Total Graded: 1403
Low Grade: F
Average Grade: 62
High Grade: 67


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Auction Prices Realized

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2/20/2005 PCGS MS 64   Red Brown Goldberg February 20-23, 2005 Pre-Long Beach Coin Auction, 28/Lot# 828 $333.50
1/28/2008 NGC MS 65   Brown David Lawrence Rare Coins Monday - Internet Auction # 216, 222/Lot# 14 $724.50
9/17/2008 NGC MS 64   Brown Heritage Auctions 2008 September Long Beach, CA US Coin Signature Auction #1116, 1116/Lot# 7200 $299.00
3/30/2011 NGC AU 53   Brown Teletrade Auction 3040, 3040/Lot# 1031 $115.00
3/18/2012 NGC Details F Details  Brown GreatCollections GreatCollections Coin Auctions 03/18/2012, 13/Lot# 39252 $23.00
1/1/2013 NGC MS 66   Red Stack's Bowers The January 2013 Americana Sale, 180/Lot# 13079 $8,225.00
4/24/2013 PCGS MS 64   Red Brown Heritage Auctions 2013 April 24 - 28 CSNS US Coin Signature Auction - Chicago Session(8), 1184/Lot# 7132 $851.88


NGC Registry

NGC Registry Score 1856 LARGE 1C MS Brown
 PrAgGVGFVF4045505355586061626364656667686970
Base76859810612723733645048955158664269573590811171547240730575115816310470
79891001131632703744635095626046597087929771260183326233743613189320
0000003744635095626046597087929771260183326233743613100
00000041247653057462367772185010471403212028404429714700
1856 LARGE 1C MS Red Brown
 PrAgGVGFVF4045505355586061626364656667686970
Base89102123143163304395539586653684745793847100514331989300936755610885711304
9310912914921033444355460866370476181189911471618232932314320669296720
00000044355460866370476181189911471618232932314320669200
00000049157063067372477782995212901803266934534965777400
1856 LARGE 1C MS Red
 PrAgGVGFVF4045505355586061626364656667686970
Base11112314316318333643762065378382090899011031333216133455212569377721180313462
11512914916923436949863169679584993510271179160925553967537263869115123560
0000004986316967958499351027117916092555396753726386911500
00000055964273980787896210651256188529504589553270791045900
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Grade: MS 66 BN
Points: 2407
Owner: Electric Peak Collection
 
Grade: MS 64 BN
Points: 1117
Owner: AKSHCC
 
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