Coin Specifications

Category: Draped Bust Cents (1796-1807)
Mint: Philadelphia
Mintage: 3,435,100
Catalog: KM-22
Obverse Designer: Robert Scot
Reverse Designer: Robert Scot
Composition: Copper
Weight: 10.89 Grams
Diameter: 29mm
Edge: Plain
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1802 1C MS obverse 1802 1C MS reverse


  
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Description & Analysis

A steady supply of copper planchets already upset and ready to coin from Boulton in England permitted a very large mintage of cents in 1802. Thus was born some 20 die marriages for this date, most of which were fairly consistent in style. The die steel seems to have improved, too, as there are only two rare marriages from this entire run: NC-1 and NC-2. S-234 (photos) is common and makes for a good type coin.

One anomly resulted from the use of one of 1801's erroneous reverse dies having the fraction as 1/000. This variety is likewise common, but it brings a modest premium for its greater interest factor.


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Price Guide

Last Updated: 2/14/2014

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1802 1C MS Brown
  GVGFVF4045505355586061626364656667686970
Base $ 90.00 135 325 525 1375 1375 2100 2300 3450 3850 4500 5350 6750 11750 20000 31000 - - - - -
$ 1550 2300 2600 3750 4350 5000 6000 7500 13000 23000 35000 - - -
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NGC GRADE SUMMARY

Total Graded: 411
Low Grade: PrAg
Average Grade: VF
High Grade: 66


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1/12/2015 AU Details Brown Heritage Auctions 2015 January 7 - 12 FUN US Coins Signature Auction - Orlando Session(8), 1216/Lot# 9088


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1/25/2004 NGC MS 64   Brown Goldberg January 25-28, 2004 Pre-Long Beach Coin and Currency Auction, 23/Lot# 1299 $32,200.00
6/1/2011 NGC F 12   Brown Teletrade Auction 3077, 3077/Lot# 1010 $264.50
8/22/2011 NGC AU 50   Brown David Lawrence Rare Coins Monday - Internet Auction # 612, 619/Lot# 2006 $1,815.85
2/22/2013 PCGS VF 30   Brown Stack's Bowers The March 2013 Baltimore Auction, 181/Lot# 1072 $558.13
9/8/2013 NGC Details VF Details  GreatCollections GreatCollections Coin Auctions 09/08/2013, 91/Lot# 135782 $138.60
1/10/2014 NGC AU 55   Brown Heritage Auctions 2014 January 10 The Adam Mervis Large Cent Collection FUN Signature Auction - Orlando Session(2), 1200/Lot# 2765 $5,287.50
3/28/2014 PCGS Genuine FA   Brown Stack's Bowers March 2014 Baltimore Auction, 6008/Lot# 5056 $411.25
11/14/2014 NGC F 15   Brown Heritage Auctions 2014 November 14 - 15 Selections from the Eric P. Newman Collection Part V US Coins Signature Auction - New York Session(2), 1215/Lot# 7039 $223.25


NGC Registry

NGC Registry Score 1802 1C MS Brown
 PrAgGVGFVF4045505355586061626364656667686970
Base721512094095861290148516581941210623292464261429603324381751581094016527111
981702754688201355154217521996218023742514272930813488426470851280216527110
000000154217521996218023742514272930813488426470851280216527100
000000160018462051225424192564284432023652471190121466416527100
1802 1C MS Red Brown
 PrAgGVGFVF4045505355586061626364656667686970
Base111111113817072017219724392585275432383783469464007431872912381165571
11111380132718102077227724872641291534194086526267437863994613773165570
00000013271810207722772487264129153419408652626743786399461377300
000000151719132137235825362697307636014390583170878296111631516500
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