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
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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-4 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.

GRADE SUMMARY

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Price Guide

Last Updated: 6/18/2015

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1852 1C MS Brown
  GVGFVFXF5053555861626364656667686970
Base $ 21.00 24.00 26.00 31.00 65.00 130 145 155 190 230 245 350 500 975 1900 5000 - - -
$ 75.00 - 150 165 205 - - - 550 - 3500 - -
1852 1C MS Red Brown
  GVGFVFXF5053555861626364656667686970
Base $ - - - - - - - - - 260 305 425 850 1650 3800 - - - -
$ - - - - - - - - - 2350 - - -
1852 1C MS Red
  GVGFVFXF5053555861626364656667686970
Base $ - - - - - - - - - - 400 800 1850 5500 15000 - - - -
$ - - - - - - - - - - - - -

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NGC GRADE SUMMARY

Total Graded: 1284
Low Grade: F
Average Grade: 62
High Grade: 67


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8/4/2015 MS 61  Brown Heritage Auctions Internet Coin Auction Session(1), 131531/Lot# 21013


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9/14/1998 PCGS MS 64   Brown Teletrade Auction 1086, 1086/Lot# 1036 $239.80
2/24/2003 NGC MS 65   Brown Goldberg February 24-25, 2003 Coin Auction, 17/Lot# 83 $633.00
10/9/2006 NGC MS 64   Brown David Lawrence Rare Coins Internet Auction # 108, 113/Lot# 29 $379.50
4/28/2010 NGC MS 65   Brown Heritage Auctions 2010 April-May Milwaukee, WI CSNS US Coin Auction #1139, 1139/Lot# 7168 $503.70
9/22/2013 PCGS MS 62   Brown Heritage Auctions Internet Coin Auction Session(2), 131340/Lot# 22572 $270.25
6/9/2014 PCGS AU 50   Brown Stack's Bowers iAuction 3485, 6034/Lot# 20014 $103.40
6/29/2014 PCGS Genuine AU   Brown GreatCollections GreatCollections Coin Auctions 06/29/2014, 187/Lot# 117284 $120.00
11/14/2014 NGC MS 63   Red Brown Heritage Auctions 2014 November 14 - 15 Selections from the Eric P. Newman Collection Part V US Coins Signature Auction - New York Session(2), 1215/Lot# 7199 $305.50


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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