Coin Specifications

Category: Braided Hair Cents (1839-1857)
Mint: Philadelphia
Mintage: 333,546
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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1857 LARGE 1C MS obverse 1857 LARGE 1C MS reverse


  
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Description & Analysis

The 1857 large cent is a relatively scarce coin in all grades, not only because of its small mintage, but also due to the fact that so many of this date never left the Philadelphia Mint. When the new small cent was issued in the spring of 1857, the Mint's existing stocks of large cents and half cents were destroyed.

Five die marriages are known for the 1857 large cent. N-1 is the sole variety having the Large Date and the one most often seen. Two of the four Small Date die marriages are proof-only coins. The remaining two Small Dates are not rare as individual varieties, but they seem to form a minority of 1857 large cents struck for circulation (N-2 is illustrated).

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1857 LARGE 1C MS Brown
  GVGFVFXF505355586061626364656667686970
Base $ 65.00 95.00 145 210 280 355 380 410 440 460 490 635 875 1125 2500 4000 - - - -
$ - - - - - - - - - 1700 - - - -
1857 LARGE 1C MS Red Brown
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Base $ - - - - - - - - - - - 975 1300 2150 5150 - - - - -
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1857 LARGE 1C MS Red
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Base $ - - - - - - - - - - - - - 5850 - - - - - -

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NGC GRADE SUMMARY

Total Graded: 894
Low Grade: G
Average Grade: 60
High Grade: 66


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10/30/1996 PCGS XF 40   Brown Teletrade Auction 0889, 889/Lot# 1011 $39.24
9/1/2008 NGC AU 55   Brown David Lawrence Rare Coins Monday - Internet Auction # 279, 285/Lot# 13 $351.90
2/4/2009 NGC MS 65   Red Brown Heritage Auctions 2009 February Long Beach, CA Signature US Coin Auction #1122, 1122/Lot# 7270 $2,012.50
9/19/2010 NGC MS 65   Brown Goldberg $1,208.00
5/30/2012 PCGS MS 64   Red Brown Stack's Bowers The June 2012 Baltimore Auction, 137/Lot# 2109 $1,667.50
6/29/2014 NGC MS 63   Brown GreatCollections GreatCollections Coin Auctions 06/29/2014, 195/Lot# 103879 $660.00
6/3/2014 PCGS AU 55   Brown Stack's Bowers June 2014 Baltimore, 6021/Lot# 3463 $270.25


NGC Registry

NGC Registry Score 1857 LARGE 1C MS Brown
 PrAgGVGFVF4045505355586061626364656667686970
Base8111515917926250257568471582095810211152139318862401363960079588100741088713700
921301662073425266116947508669791065123215572058281444287201975010345118250
000000611694750866979106512321557205828144428720197501034500
0000006487057859121000110813131722222932265218839499121061600
1857 LARGE 1C MS Red Brown
 PrAgGVGFVF4045505355586061626364656667686970
Base10214318320127853962072575487410211081121914721985252538176248991810401112941
116156189227365566655735794923104111271303164321652956462774711007910699112940
00000065573579492310411127130316432165295646277471100791069900
00000069074483497210611173138818142345338654388695102401099600
1857 LARGE 1C MS Red
 PrAgGVGFVF4045505355586061626364656667686970
Base123163201237304586663774820916106611381271155820872699398464731022610788137621
136176213259398612700789852966109011821367173422913127481477241041311779137620
00000070078985296610901182136717342291312748147724104131177900
000000737805884101611141227146219112495355656438975106011277100
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Grade: MS 65 RB
Points: 3817
Owner: Electric Peak Collection
 
Grade: MS 65 BN
Points: 3639
Owner: Treeman
 
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