Coin Specifications

Category: Braided Hair Cents (1839-1857)
Mint: Philadelphia
Mintage: 6,641,131
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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1853 1C MS obverse 1853 1C MS reverse


  
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Description & Analysis

The huge mintage of cents in 1853 reflected the Mint's ongoing need to provide change during a period when most of America's silver coinage was overvalued and thus failed to circulate. Today's collectors are the beneficiaries of this vast outpouring of coppers, as this is among the most common of large cents in all grades up through MS RD. The lovely N-24 illustrated is one of these pleasing survivors and displays much red color.

Some 33 die marriages are known for 1853, and none of these have had to be delisted for duplication with others, an unusual situation for late-date large cents. All varieties of this date look quite similar to the unexperienced eye, and the only rarities for the specialist are N-23, -28 and -31.

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Price Guide

Last Updated: 6/18/2015

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1853 1C MS Brown
  GVGFVFXF5053555861626364656667686970
Base $ 21.00 24.00 26.00 32.00 65.00 125 140 155 185 215 240 350 525 850 1900 5250 - - -
$ 75.00 - 150 165 195 - - - - 1300 - - -
1853 1C MS Red Brown
  GVGFVFXF5053555861626364656667686970
Base $ - - - - - - - - - 250 315 410 700 1400 3350 - - - -
$ - - - - - - - - - - - - -
1853 1C MS Red
  GVGFVFXF5053555861626364656667686970
Base $ - - - - - - - - - - - 800 1600 4000 8450 22500 - - -
$ - - - - - - - - - 5350 - - -

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Census

 
NGC GRADE SUMMARY

Total Graded: 2066
Low Grade: G
Average Grade: 61
High Grade: 67


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9/20/2015 MS 64  Red Brown Heritage Auctions 2015 September 17 - 20 Long Beach Expo US Coins Signature Auction - Long Beach Session(5), 1224/Lot# 7057


Auction Prices Realized

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2/7/1996 NGC MS 65   Red Brown Teletrade Auction 0813, 813/Lot# 107 $463.25
11/21/1997 NGC MS 66   Brown Heritage Auctions 1997 Santa Clara Bullet Sale #179, 179/Lot# 20 $660.00
5/31/2004 PCGS MS 63   Brown Goldberg May 31 - June 2, 2004 Pre-Long Beach Coin and Currency Auction, 25/Lot# 72 $219.00
12/29/2008 NGC XF 45   Brown David Lawrence Rare Coins Monday - Internet Auction # 315, 321/Lot# 130 $65.55
3/17/2011 NGC AU 58   Brown Heritage Auctions 2011 March Sacramento Signature ANA US Coin Auction Session(4), 1153/Lot# 7183 $138.00
2/22/2013 PCGS MS 63   Brown Stack's Bowers The March 2013 Baltimore Auction, 181/Lot# 6519 $417.13
8/31/2014 NGC   Brown GreatCollections GreatCollections Coin Auctions 08/31/2014, 189/Lot# 202428 $90.00


NGC Registry

NGC Registry Score 1853 1C MS Brown
 PrAgGVGFVF4045505355586061626364656667686970
Base18321226528233638143751555158663167471582010131303177628853902511581551
19323027130035140046352756360164568875088411101461214632244306612881550
00000046352756360164568875088411101461214632244306612800
00000048953957461666070178594912061618251535634711714200
1853 1C MS Red Brown
 PrAgGVGFVF4045505355586061626364656667686970
Base22025530433638143747755159762067472577490012521658288539024565526484281
232271315351400450502566605638691741816101713872067322441234798631984280
000000502566605638691741816101713872067322441234798631900
000000526582612656708758858113515232476356343445031737300
1853 1C MS Red
 PrAgGVGFVF4045505355586061626364656667686970
Base255288336366437477502575620642705745802925127117073009391956567759117991
2663043463904504855265906276637187648431040141621413312449863579106117990
000000526590627663718764843104014162141331244986357910600
0000005516056356847327838841156156225753616507770581045200
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Grade: MS 66 BN
Points: 2885
Owner: Treeman
 
Grade: MS 66 RB
Points: 2495
Owner: Musicman102357
 
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