Coin Specifications

Category: Braided Hair Cents (1839-1857)
Mint: Philadelphia
Mintage: 5,063,094
Catalog: KM-67
Obverse Designer: Christian Gobrecht
Reverse Designer: Christian Gobrecht
Composition: Copper
Weight: 10.8900g
Diameter: 27.5mm
Edge: Plain
Numismatic specification data provided by Krause Publications NumisMaster.
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1852 1C MS obverse 1852 1C MS reverse


  
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Description & Analysis

1852 cents are abundant across a wide range of grades, which is not surprising given this date's high mintage. Mint State coins in brown or red-brown are fairly plentiful, but most, like the N-4 example illustrated, have areas of weak striking or were coined from worn dies.

Some 24 numbered varieties were cataloged, but one (N-24) is a proof-only issue, and four are simply later die states of other marriages and have thus been delisted. Other than the proof-only issue, the sole rarity is N-23.

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Price Guide

Last Updated: 4/7/2016

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1852 1C MS Brown
  GVGFVFXF505355586061626364656667686970
Base $ 22.00 25.00 28.00 35.00 70.00 130 150 160 200 230 250 275 380 585 1050 2000 7500 - - -
$ - - - - - - - - - 635 - 4000 - -
1852 1C MS Red Brown
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Base $ - - - - - - - - - - 290 350 490 875 1750 3650 - - - -
$ - - - - - - - - - 1200 2350 7200 - -
1852 1C MS Red
  GVGFVFXF505355586061626364656667686970
Base $ - - - - - - - - - - - 425 850 1950 6250 17500 - - - -
$ - - - - - - - - - - - - - -

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NGC GRADE SUMMARY

Total Graded: 1351
Low Grade: F
Average Grade: 61
High Grade: 67


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10/4/2016 MS 64  Brown Heritage Auctions Internet Coin Auction Session(2), 131640/Lot# 21704


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2/24/2003 NGC MS 65   Brown Goldberg February 24-25, 2003 Coin Auction, 17/Lot# 84 $518.00
8/8/2004 NGC XF 45   Brown Teletrade Auction 1919, 1919/Lot# 1009 $50.00
4/18/2005 NGC MS 65   Brown David Lawrence Rare Coins Internet-Only Auction #35, 39/Lot# 10 $632.50
1/23/2006 NGC MS 64   Brown Heritage Auctions 2006 January Dallas, TX The Jules Reiver Collection Signature Auction #390, 390/Lot# 20506 $373.75
6/19/2011 PCGS XF 45   Brown Heritage Auctions Internet Coin Auction Session(1), 131126/Lot# 24006 $89.00
11/10/2013 PCGS XF 40   Brown GreatCollections GreatCollections Coin Auctions 11/10/2013, 100/Lot# 150938 $59.03
7/16/2015 PCGS   Brown Stack's Bowers July 2015 Baltimore Auction, 6105/Lot# 2609 $881.25
7/16/2015 PCGS   Brown Stack's Bowers July 2015 Baltimore Auction, 6105/Lot# 2617 $1,292.50


NGC Registry

NGC Registry Score 1852 1C MS Brown
 PrAgGVGFVF4045505355586061626364656667686970
Base341596776143255351378395420437450477502802117316093009510881551
1647627098180287360384403426441459485602926131820763709612481550
000000287360384403426441459485602926131820763709612400
0000003193693894124314464684947021049146425424408713900
1852 1C MS Red Brown
 PrAgGVGFVF4045505355586061626364656667686970
Base111111201366389406429445463502563882145017533639416461401
11111682563743954144344514765226691071155123823814482361400
0000002563743954144344514765226691071155123823814482300
0000003113814004214404574895437761261165230103989548100
1852 1C MS Red
 PrAgGVGFVF4045505355586061626364656667686970
Base11111111227351507597663783106615052525328156567759117991
111111176268403537619703877121218452777407363579106117990
00000017626840353761970387712121845277740736357910600
0000001152310455567641743972135921853029486470581045200
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Grade: MS 67 BN
Points: 3009
Owner: Electric Peak Collection
 
Grade: MS 66 RB
Points: 2495
Owner: RClark
 
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