Coin Specifications

Category: Coronet Cents (1816-1839)
Mint: Philadelphia
Mintage: 3,948,400
Catalog: KM-45
Obverse Designer: Robert Scot
Reverse Designer: Robert Scot
Composition: Copper
Weight: 10.89 Grams
Diameter: 28-29mm
Edge: Plain
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1817 1C MS obverse 1817 1C MS reverse


  
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Description & Analysis

With a whopping mintage of nearly four million pieces, the 1817 cent is a common coin in any grade short of gem. A number may be found with partial red color, and the nicest of these 1817 cents have survived from the Randall Hoard dispersed more than a century ago.

N-13 and N-14 comprise the majority of 1817 Randall Hoard cents, but several other die marriages are also common, including N-6 (photos). Scarce ones include N-1, -2, -4, -5, -7, -12 and -15. The only moderately rare marriage for this date is N-17.

The most popular variety is far and away N-16, easily spotted for its 15 obverse stars in place of the normal 13. This undoubtedly resulted from a spacing error when punching the stars into the die, and the engraver sought to balance the array with two extra stars. Fortunately for collectors, this variety is not rare in circulated grades, though its great appeal does bring a premium price.

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Price Guide

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1817 1C MS Brown
  GVGFVFXF5053555861626364656667686970
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1817 1C MS Red Brown
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NGC GRADE SUMMARY

Total Graded: 492
Low Grade: PrAg
Average Grade: 58
High Grade: 66


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5/25/2004 PCGS AU 53   Brown Heritage Auctions Exclusively Internet Auction #24061, 24061/Lot# 13019 $1,187.95
1/12/2005 NGC MS 64   Red Brown Heritage Auctions 2005 Ft. Lauderdale FL. (FUN) Signature Sale #360, 360/Lot# 3395 $1,495.00
9/12/2010 PCGS AU 55   Brown Teletrade Auction 2923, 2923/Lot# 1006 $460.00
11/15/2010 NGC MS 63   Brown David Lawrence Rare Coins Monday - Internet Auction # 532, 539/Lot# 4 $615.25
8/2/2012 NGC MS 63   Red Brown Heritage Auctions 2012 August 2-5 US Coins Signature Auction- Philadelphia Session(5), 1173/Lot# 7079 $998.75
7/27/2013 PCGS AU 53   Brown Stack's Bowers The August 2013 Chicago ANA World's Fair of Money , 192/Lot# 30050 $265.55
1/26/2014 PCGS MS 65   Brown Goldberg January 26-28, 2014 January Pre-Long Beach Sale 17.5% BP, 78/Lot# 707 $3,290.00
3/23/2014 NGC AU 55   Brown GreatCollections GreatCollections Coin Auctions 03/23/2014, 178/Lot# 180021 $338.55


NGC Registry

NGC Registry Score 1817 1C MS Brown
 PrAgGVGFVF4045505355586061626364656667686970
Base851151432013957257938659081013133313931438155818652048300939844373665611
951241622665057488178799431120135314081478166019262368333441145134665610
0000008178799431120135314081478166019262368333441145134665600
0000008418949781226137314231518176319872689365942435895665600
1817 1C MS Red Brown
 PrAgGVGFVF4045505355586061626364656667686970
Base10614317924847184491899910481164151915371558175320872910334543964814725711
118155202322595869945101510871282152515441623186423613055369545355628725710
000000945101510871282152515441623186423613055369545355628725700
000000972103211251401153115511688197626363200404646756443725700
1817 1C MS Red
 PrAgGVGFVF4045505355586061626364656667686970
Base13117121228853994910331121117313001683175318081949231132385049711011242111
14418523737267697710621138121514281706177118552070262038425736848711242110
00000010621138121514281706177118552070262038425736848711242100
00000010921156125815551730179019022190292944456423986511242100
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Grade: MS 62 BN
Points: 4431
Owner: Dynasty
 
Grade: MS 63 BN
Points: 1865
Owner: Dynasty
 
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