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
Numismatic specification data provided by Krause Publications NumisMaster.
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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-10 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: 9/12/2014

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1853 1C MS Brown
  GVGFVF4045505355586061626364656667686970
Base $ 21.00 24.00 26.00 32.00 65.00 65.00 125 140 155 185 200 215 240 320 480 790 1600 2900 - - -
$ 75.00 135 155 170 200 215 235 260 355 565 1100 1800 3400 -
1853 1C MS Red Brown
  GVGFVF4045505355586061626364656667686970
Base $ - - - - - - - - - - - 250 315 410 700 1200 2900 - - - -
$ - - - - - - 285 350 465 865 1500 3350 - -
1853 1C MS Red
  GVGFVF4045505355586061626364656667686970
Base $ - - - - - - - - - - - - - 750 1600 3900 8000 21000 - - -
$ - - - - - - - - 885 2250 4650 10000 - -
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NGC GRADE SUMMARY

Total Graded: 2018
Low Grade: G
Average Grade: 62
High Grade: 67


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1/12/2015 MS 66  Brown Heritage Auctions 2015 January 7 - 12 FUN US Coins Signature Auction - Orlando Session(8), 1216/Lot# 9128


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4/14/2009 PCGS XF 45   Brown Heritage Auctions Internet Coin Auction #29044, 29044/Lot# 26389 $48.00
9/19/2010 PCGS MS 64   Brown Goldberg $391.00
11/7/2011 NGC VF 30   Brown Teletrade Auction 3168, 3168/Lot# 1038 $45.00
1/29/2012 NGC MS 66   Brown Goldberg January 29 - February 1, 2012 The Pre-Long Beach Auction, 67/Lot# 561 $604.00
5/20/2012 PCGS Genuine VF   Brown GreatCollections GreatCollections Coin Auctions 05/20/2012, 23/Lot# 52206 $27.00
1/10/2014 PCGS MS 65   Brown Heritage Auctions 2014 January 10 The Adam Mervis Large Cent Collection FUN Signature Auction - Orlando Session(1), 1200/Lot# 2364 $793.13
10/26/2014 NGC MS 66   Brown David Lawrence Rare Coins Internet Auction # 827, 836/Lot# 802 $1,300.00
10/29/2014 PCGS MS 64   Red Brown Stack's Bowers November Baltimore 2014, 6039/Lot# 3334 $646.25


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 RB
Points: 2495
Owner: Musicman102357
 
Grade: MS 66 BN
Points: 2001
Owner: JustMyType
 
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