Coin Specifications

Category: Braided Hair Cents (1839-1857)
Mint: Philadelphia
Mintage: 4,236,156
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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1854 1C MS obverse 1854 1C MS reverse


  
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Description & Analysis

A reduction in the weight of United States silver coins in 1853 eased the crisis of small change, and this led to a decline in the numbers of cents coined over the next few years. Though very scarce with full mint red color, 1854 cents are common overall in both circulated and Mint State condition. They make for excellent type coins, as they seem to be better struck from less worn dies than most dates in the 1850s.

There are no varieties of general interest to collectors, and only advanced specialists seek out the many die marriages which are distinguishable by just minor features. There are 30 numbered Newcomb varieties, but one of these (N-15) was later delisted as a duplicate. Rarities include N-4 and N-28 through -30. The common N-23 is illustrated.

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Price Guide

Last Updated: 6/18/2015

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1854 1C MS Brown
  GVGFVFXF5053555861626364656667686970
Base $ 21.00 24.00 26.00 33.00 67.00 125 140 155 180 210 250 350 550 900 1750 3850 - - -
$ 75.00 - 150 165 185 - - - - - - - -
1854 1C MS Red Brown
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Base $ - - - - - - - - - 240 330 425 800 1450 3500 5500 - - -
$ - - - - - - - - - - - - -
1854 1C MS Red
  GVGFVFXF5053555861626364656667686970
Base $ - - - - - - - - - - - 875 1850 4500 - - - - -
$ - - - - - - - - - - - - -

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Census

 
NGC GRADE SUMMARY

Total Graded: 1106
Low Grade: VG
Average Grade: 61
High Grade: 67


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10/9/2000 PCGS VG 8   Brown Teletrade Auction 1365, 1365/Lot# 1004 $23.75
1/23/2006 NGC AU 55   Brown Heritage Auctions 2006 January Dallas, TX The Jules Reiver Collection Signature Auction #390, 390/Lot# 20572 $115.00
9/19/2010 PCGS MS 64   Red Brown Goldberg $604.00
1/26/2014 PCGS MS 66   Brown Goldberg January 26-28, 2014 January Pre-Long Beach Sale 17.5% BP, 78/Lot# 882 $5,170.00
6/22/2014 NGC   Brown GreatCollections GreatCollections Coin Auctions 06/22/2014, 200/Lot# 113806 $45.00
7/11/2014 NGC XF 45   Brown Stack's Bowers August 2014 Chicago ANA, 6014/Lot# 5107 $94.00
8/8/2014 NGC AU 53   Brown Stack's Bowers iAuction 3494, 6045/Lot# 21080 $56.40
10/19/2014 NGC XF 45   Brown David Lawrence Rare Coins Internet Auction # 826, 835/Lot# 11 $80.00


NGC Registry

NGC Registry Score 1854 1C MS Brown
 PrAgGVGFVF4045505355586061626364656667686970
Base341596776143255351378395420437450477502802117316093009510881551
1547617098180287360383403425441459485602925131820753708612381550
000000287360383403425441459485602925131820753708612300
0000003193693894114314454684937021049146325424408713900
1854 1C MS Red Brown
 PrAgGVGFVF4045505355586061626364656667686970
Base111111201366389406429445463502563882145017533639416461401
11111672563733944134344514765226691071155123813814482261400
0000002563733944134344514765226691071155123813814482200
0000003113814004214394574895427751260165230103989548100
1854 1C MS Red
 PrAgGVGFVF4045505355586061626364656667686970
Base11111111227351507597663783106615052525328156567759117991
111111176268403537619703877121218452777407263579105117990
00000017626840353761970387712121845277740726357910500
0000001151309455567641743971135821853029486470581045200
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Grade: MS 66 BN
Points: 2001
Owner: andold
 
Grade: MS 66 RB
Points: 1753
Owner: 4ucoin
 
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