Coin Specifications

Category: Braided Hair Cents (1839-1857)
Mint: Philadelphia
Mintage: 6,641,131
Obverse Designer: Christian Gobrecht
Reverse Designer: Christian Gobrecht
Composition: Copper
Weight: 10.8900g
Diameter: 27.5mm
Edge: Plain
Link to this coin

1853 1C MS obverse 1853 1C MS reverse
Expand All    Collapse All

Description & Analysis

The huge mintage of cents in 1853 reflected the Mint's ongoing need to provide change during a period when most of America's silver coinage was overvalued and thus failed to circulate. Today's collectors are the beneficiaries of this vast outpouring of coppers, as this is among the most common of large cents in all grades up through MS RD.

Some 33 die marriages are known for 1853, and none of these have had to be delisted for duplication with others, an unusual situation for late-date large cents. All varieties of this date look quite similar to the unexperienced eye, and the only rarities for the specialist are N-23, -28 and -31.

GRADE SUMMARY

Loading... Working...

Use the scroll bar at the bottom of this box to view a summary of the NGC Price Guide, NGC Census, Auction Prices Realized and NGC Registry Scores for each grade.

There was no data found for this Coin.

Select Designation

 
NGC PRICE GUIDE
NGC CENSUS
AUCTION PRICES REALIZED
NGC REGISTRY
SCORE
FIND IT ON EBAY

Select Grade

Price Guide

Last Updated: 7/31/2019

Click on a price to see historical prices, comparison charts and trends.

1853 1C MS BN
  GVGFVFXF505355586061626364656667686970
Base $ 22.00 28.00 32.00 38.00 65.00 130 145 160 195 205 220 260 345 500 850 1950 4750 - - -
$ - - - - - - - - - - 1300 - - -
1853 1C MS RB
  GVGFVFXF505355586061626364656667686970
Base $ - - - - - - - - - - 260 335 430 725 1450 3000 - - - -
$ - - - - - - - - - 975 1550 3750 - -
1853 1C MS RD
  GVGFVFXF505355586061626364656667686970
Base $ - - - - - - - - - - - - 850 1650 4050 7500 25000 - - -
$ - - - - - - - - - - 5850 - - -

NGC Price and Value Guides Disclaimer

Disclaimer: The prices listed in the various NGC Price and Value Guides are compiled from a number of independent, third party sources in the numismatic community which NGC believes to be reliable. Prices provided are averages, not specific prices for individual coins. Further, because these prices are only updated from time to time, they do not reflect short term pricing trends, which are quite common and are often quite dramatic, given the volatile nature of the collectible coin marketplace. This is especially true for rare coins, where there are fewer sales and greater variations in sale prices. For all of these reasons, the prices in these guides are designed to serve merely as one of many measures and factors that coin buyers and sellers can use in determining coin values. These prices are not intended, and should not be relied upon, to replace the due diligence and — when appropriate — expert consultation that coin buyers and sellers should undertake when entering into a coin transaction. As such, NGC disclaims all warranties, express or implied, with respect to the information contained in the NGC Guides. By using the NGC Guides, the user agrees that neither NGC nor any of its affiliates, shareholders, officers, employees or agents shall have any liability for any loss or damage of any kind, including without limitation any loss arising from reliance on the information contained in the Guides.

Census

 
NGC GRADE SUMMARY

Total Graded: 2449
Low Grade: G
Average Grade: 61
High Grade: 67

The chart showing G series, VG series, F series, VF series, 40 series, 45 series, 50 series, 53 series, 55 series, 58 series, 60 series, 61 series, 62 series, 63 series, 64 series, 65 series, 66 series, 67 series.
NGC CENSUS DETAIL Last Updated: 5/4/2021 1853 1C MS BN
 PrAgGVGFVF4045505355586061626364656667686970Total
Base-288164901416571134185475177207295206787---1917
-----------------1----1
---------------1-1----2
-----------------------
Total-288164901416571134185475177207296206807---1920
 -0%0%0%9%5%7%3%4%7%10%0%4%9%11%15%11%4%0%--- 
1853 1C MS RB
 PrAgGVGFVF4045505355586061626364656667686970Total
Base------------1564165115341---385
-----------------------
---------------111----3
-----------------------
Total------------1564166116351---388
 ------------0%1%16%43%30%9%0%--- 
1853 1C MS RD
 PrAgGVGFVF4045505355586061626364656667686970Total
Base-------------220704312----147
-----------------------
---------------1------1
-----------------------
Total-------------220714312----148
 -------------1%14%48%29%8%---- 

NGC Registry

NGC Registry Score 1853 1C MS BN
 PrAgGVGFVF4045505355586061626364656667686970
Base18321226528233638143751555158663167471582010131303177628853902511581551
19323027130035140046352756360164568875088411101461214632244306612881551
00000046352756360164568875088411101461214632244306612800
00000048953957461666070178594912061618251535634711714200
1853 1C MS RB
 PrAgGVGFVF4045505355586061626364656667686970
Base22025530433638143747755159762067472577490012521658288539024565526484281
232271315351400450502566605638691741816101713872067322441234798631984281
000000502566605638691741816101713872067322441234798631900
000000526582612656708758858113515232476356343445031737300
1853 1C MS RD
 PrAgGVGFVF4045505355586061626364656667686970
Base255288336366437477502575620642705745802925127117073009391956567759117991
2663043463904504855265906276637187648431040141621413312449863579106117991
000000526590627663718764843104014162141331244986357910600
0000005516056356847327838841156156225753616507770581045200
Registry Image Gallery
Grade: MS 65 BN
Points: 1776
Owner: Electric Peak
 
Grade: MS 65 BN
Points: 1776
Owner: rcampbellmd
 
View the Registry Image Gallery

Related Articles

There are no related articles for this coin.

NGC Auction Central Disclaimer

NGC Auction Central Disclaimer

Disclaimer: The auction prices realized listed in the NGC Auction Central are compiled from a number of independent, third party sources in the numismatic community which NGC believes to be reliable. The auction data listed by NGC may occasionally contain typographical or input errors that can result in incorrect prices realized appearing on the NGC website. Therefore, the prices realized listed in NGC Auction Central are designed to serve merely as one of many measures and facts that coin buyers and sellers can use in determining coin values. These prices are not intended, and should not be relied upon, to replace the due diligence and – when appropriate – expert consultation that coin buyers and sellers should undertake when entering into a coin transaction. As such, NGC disclaims all warranties, express or implied, with respect to the information contained in the NGC Auction Central. By using the NGC Auction Central, the user agrees that neither NGC nor any of its affiliates, shareholders, officers, employees or agents shall have any liability for any loss or damage of any kind, including without limitation any loss arising from reliance on the information contained in the NGC Auction Central.