Coin Specifications

Category: Classic Head Cents (1808-1814)
Mint: Philadelphia
Mintage: 1,075,500
Obverse Designer: John Reich
Reverse Designer: John Reich
Composition: Copper
Weight: 10.8900g
Diameter: 29mm
Edge: Plain
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1812 1C MS obverse 1812 1C MS reverse
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Description & Analysis

This date had a relatively high mintage for the Classic Head type and is tied with 1814 as the issue most often seen in higher circulated grades with decent planchets. It is thus a favorite with type collectors.

Four die marriages resulted from four separate die pairs, though one of these varieties (S-291) employed a reverse die used previously for the 1811/0 overdate cents. Two varieties (S-288 and -289, photos) display a Large Date (numeral 8), while the other two (S-290 and -291) have a Small Date, but there is little difference in rarity or value.

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Price Guide

Last Updated: 6/21/2019

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1812 1C MS Brown
  GVGFVFXF505355586061626364656667686970
Base $ 175 228 520 950 1970 3250 3650 4100 6250 7175 7250 9475 15350 24200 45000 - - - - -
$ - - - - 6500 - - 10000 15500 - - - - -
1812 1C MS Red Brown
  GVGFVFXF505355586061626364656667686970
Base $ - - - - - - - - - - - - 17500 26500 65000 - - - - -

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NGC GRADE SUMMARY

Total Graded: 312
Low Grade: PrAg
Average Grade: 40
High Grade: 66

The chart showing PrAg series, 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.
NGC CENSUS DETAIL Last Updated: 6/25/2019 1812 1C MS Brown
 PrAgGVGFVF4045505355586061626364656667686970Total
Base13374128542422982018-8134811----309
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Total13374128542422982018-8134811----309
 4 %12 %13 %9 %17 %8 %7 %3 %3 %6 %6 %-3 %4 %1 %3 %0 %0 %---- 
1812 1C MS Red Brown
 PrAgGVGFVF4045505355586061626364656667686970Total
Base---------------12-----3
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Total---------------12-----3
 ---------------33 %67 %----- 

Auction Prices Realized

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Date
Service
Grade
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Sale / Lot
Price
4/15/1998 NGC VF 25   Brown Teletrade Auction 1041, 1041/Lot# 1003 $327.00
5/29/2007 NGC VF 20   Brown David Lawrence Rare Coins Internet Auction # 145, 150/Lot# 23 $471.50
7/11/2013 NGC VF 25   Brown Heritage Auctions 2013 July 11 - 14 US Coins Signature Auction - Orlando Session(5), 1187/Lot# 7117 $646.25
10/27/2013 PCGS F 12   Brown GreatCollections GreatCollections Coin Auctions 10/27/2013, 98/Lot# 147437 $398.20
6/3/2014 PCGS Genuine VF   Brown Stack's Bowers June 2014 Baltimore, 6021/Lot# 3395 $103.40
10/12/2014 NGC Details F Details  GreatCollections GreatCollections Coin Auctions 10/12/2014, 190/Lot# 186862 $175.00
10/12/2014 PCGS Genuine VF   Brown Heritage Auctions Internet Coin Auction Session(2), 131442/Lot# 25600 $164.50
11/14/2014 NGC VG 8   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# 7075 $176.25
9/7/2017 PCGS F 12   Brown Heritage Auctions 2017 September 7 - 10 Long Beach Expo US Coins Signature Auction - Long Beach Session(3), 1259/Lot# 4503 $432.00
11/1/2017 NGC Details XF Details  Heritage Auctions 2017 November 1 & 3 Eric P. Newman Collection Part IX US Coins Signature Auction - Dallas Session(2), 1260/Lot# 15359 $780.00


NGC Registry

NGC Registry Score 1812 1C MS Brown
 PrAgGVGFVF4045505355586061626364656667686970
Base31432375279491393182121612278235224582525275432813783438954665656154672369411
5017433466810971536193422002303238724802601293034483985474855298926182092369410
000000193422002303238724802601293034483985474855298926182092369400
0000002048223923272423250326783105361641875107559312197209522369400
1812 1C MS Red Brown
 PrAgGVGFVF4045505355586061626364656667686970
Base111111150521972342243325612643296035643968504969518785112321496711
11111502173622452372247625882749316136994328568375629601124771496710
000000173622452372247625882749316136994328568375629601124771496700
0000001966229424032518261628543363383346896317817410416137221496700
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Grade: AU Details
Points: 1081
Owner: AKSHCC
 
Grade: XF Details
Points: 697
Owner: YAHTZEEK
 
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