Coin Specifications

Category: Coronet Cents (1816-1839)
Mint: Philadelphia
Mintage: 6,370,200
Catalog: KM-45
Obverse Designer: Christian Gobrecht
Reverse Designer: Robert Scot
Composition: Copper
Weight: 10.89 Grams
Diameter: 28-29mm
Edge: Plain
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1838 1C MS obverse 1838 1C MS reverse


  
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Description & Analysis

1838 cents are very common in worn condition, and even in Mint State the population is quite generous. Only with full red color is this date rare.

As far as varieties go, 1838 is a fairly boring issue, with only minor differences to distinguish the many dies. The huge mintage resulted in 15 die marriages (Newcomb assigned 14 numbers, and two more were subsequently found by others, but his N-13 proved to be a later die state of N-11). N-9 and N-14 are scarce, while the later discoveries N-15 and N-16 are rare. N-11 (photos) is one of the common varieties.

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Price Guide

Last Updated: 6/17/2015

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1838 1C MS Brown
  GVGFVFXF5053555861626364656667686970
Base $ 22.00 27.00 33.00 68.00 130 235 255 285 320 365 400 735 950 1550 3500 - - - -
$ 150 - - - - - - - - - - - -
1838 1C MS Red Brown
  GVGFVFXF5053555861626364656667686970
Base $ - - - - - - - - - 415 475 1000 1300 2700 5500 8500 - - -
$ - - - - - - - - - 3050 - - -
1838 1C MS Red
  GVGFVFXF5053555861626364656667686970
Base $ - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - 15000 - - -
$ - - - - - - - - - - - - -

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NGC GRADE SUMMARY

Total Graded: 849
Low Grade: G
Average Grade: 60
High Grade: 67


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NGC Registry

NGC Registry Score 1838 1C MS Brown
 PrAgGVGFVF4045505355586061626364656667686970
Base3789111135265450586695735793856891933990143316582161323836756512103571
54961191783274956227087548148689059521138150818262520338446217794103570
000000622708754814868905952113815081826252033844621779400
000000659722774835879919971128515831993287935295566907500
1838 1C MS Red Brown
 PrAgGVGFVF4045505355586061626364656667686970
Base5011513916732050268680985491896699010131103170719692860398448177103111871
7212314821838156372782487593497499810431304179422663235426255798464111870
0000007278248759349749981043130417942266323542625579846400
00000076883989795098210051073150618822563360945396341982600
1838 1C MS Red
 PrAgGVGFVF4045505355586061626364656667686970
Base59135167201372609779913962103311101152120412711801280744315747707712416191561
84146178258451666824929986105911241169122614482136334848706190885714663191560
00000082492998610591124116912261448213633484870619088571466300
0000008689461009108411381187124916242472389053086634106361690900
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Grade: MS 66 RB
Points: 3984
Owner: 4ucoin
 
Grade: MS 64 BN
Points: 1658
Owner: AKSHCC
 
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