Coin Specifications

Category: Braided Hair Cents (1839-1857)
Mint: Philadelphia
Mintage: 5,063,094
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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1852 1C MS obverse 1852 1C MS reverse


  
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Description & Analysis

1852 cents are abundant across a wide range of grades, which is not surprising given this date's high mintage. Mint State coins in brown or red-brown are fairly plentiful, but most, like the N-16 example illustrated, have areas of weak striking or were coined from worn dies.

Some 24 numbered varieties were cataloged, but one (N-24) is a proof-only issue, and four are simply later die states of other marriages and have thus been delisted. Other than the proof-only issue, the sole rarity is N-23.

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Price Guide

Last Updated: 9/12/2014

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1852 1C MS Brown
  GVGFVF4045505355586061626364656667686970
Base $ 21.00 24.00 26.00 31.00 65.00 65.00 130 145 155 190 210 230 245 325 490 940 1625 3000 - - -
$ 75.00 140 155 170 205 230 245 270 365 575 1100 1850 3600 -
1852 1C MS Red Brown
  GVGFVF4045505355586061626364656667686970
Base $ - - - - - - - - - - - 260 305 385 750 1550 2550 7000 - - -
$ - - - - - - 285 340 425 850 1700 5580 - -
1852 1C MS Red
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Base $ - - - - - - - - - - - - 400 750 1800 4250 10000 - - - -
$ - - - - - - - 450 900 2400 4750 14100 - -
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NGC GRADE SUMMARY

Total Graded: 1259
Low Grade: F
Average Grade: 62
High Grade: 67


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1/12/2015 MS 65  Brown Heritage Auctions 2015 January 7 - 12 FUN US Coins Signature Auction - Orlando Session(8), 1216/Lot# 9125


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5/31/2004 PCGS MS 62   Brown Goldberg May 31 - June 2, 2004 Pre-Long Beach Coin and Currency Auction, 25/Lot# 69 $322.00
8/8/2004 NGC XF 45   Brown Teletrade Auction 1919, 1919/Lot# 1009 $50.00
2/14/2005 NGC MS 65   Brown David Lawrence Rare Coins Internet-Only Auction #28, 32/Lot# 71 $575.00
5/14/2007 PCGS MS 65   Red Brown Heritage Auctions 2007 May US Coin Online Session #435, 435/Lot# 7106 $862.50
1/15/2008 PCGS MS 64   Brown Heritage Auctions 2008 January Orlando, FL (FUN) US Coin Final Session #455, 455/Lot# 7203 $322.00
3/25/2012 NGC AU 58   Brown GreatCollections GreatCollections Coin Auctions 03/25/2012, 15/Lot# 34980 $137.50
1/9/2013 NGC MS 66   Brown Heritage Auctions 2013 January 9-13 US Coin FUN Signature Auction - Orlando Session(7), 1181/Lot# 8235 $940.00
10/10/2014 PCGS AU 58   Brown Stack's Bowers November Baltimore 2014, 6039/Lot# 14375 $129.25


NGC Registry

NGC Registry Score 1852 1C MS Brown
 PrAgGVGFVF4045505355586061626364656667686970
Base341596776143255351378395420437450477502802117316093009510881551
1547617098180287360383403425441459485602925131820753708612381550
000000287360383403425441459485602925131820753708612300
0000003193693894114314454684937021049146325424408713900
1852 1C MS Red Brown
 PrAgGVGFVF4045505355586061626364656667686970
Base111111201366389406429445463502563882145017533639416461401
11111672563733944134344514765226691071155123813814482261400
0000002563733944134344514765226691071155123813814482200
0000003113814004214394574895427751260165230103989548100
1852 1C MS Red
 PrAgGVGFVF4045505355586061626364656667686970
Base11111111227351507597663783106615052525328156567759117991
111111176268403537619703877121218452777407263579105117990
00000017626840353761970387712121845277740726357910500
0000001151309455567641743971135821853029486470581045200
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Grade: MS 66 RB
Points: 3069
Owner: Type Coin
 
Grade: MS 67 BN
Points: 3009
Owner: Electric Peak Collection
 
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