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: 2/17/2017

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1812 1C MS Brown
  GVGFVFXF505355586061626364656667686970
Base $ 135 250 500 950 1900 3250 3650 4100 6250 6900 7250 9150 14750 24500 43500 - - - - -
$ - - - - 6500 - - 10000 15500 - - - - -
1812 1C MS Red Brown
  GVGFVFXF505355586061626364656667686970
Base $ - - - - - - - - - - - - - - 65000 - - - - -
$ - - - - - - - - - - - - - -

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NGC GRADE SUMMARY

Total Graded: 292
Low Grade: PrAg
Average Grade: 40
High Grade: 66


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11/3/2017 XF Details Brown Heritage Auctions 2017 November 1 & 3 Eric P. Newman Collection Part IX US Coins Signature Auction - Dallas Session(2), 1260/Lot# 15359
11/4/2017 UNC Details Brown Heritage Auctions 2017 November 2 - 4 US Coins Signature Auction - Dallas Session(1), 1261/Lot# 16061


Auction Prices Realized

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5/29/1996 PCGS XF 40   Brown Teletrade Auction 0845, 845/Lot# 1002 $626.75
9/17/2003 PCGS XF 40   Brown Heritage Auctions 2003 September Long Beach Signature Sale #330, 330/Lot# 5302 $839.50
5/29/2007 NGC VF 20   Brown David Lawrence Rare Coins Internet Auction # 145, 150/Lot# 23 $471.50
7/27/2013 PCGS Genuine VF   Brown Stack's Bowers The August 2013 Chicago ANA World's Fair of Money , 192/Lot# 30048 $190.35
10/27/2013 PCGS F 12   Brown GreatCollections GreatCollections Coin Auctions 10/27/2013, 98/Lot# 147437 $398.20
5/18/2014 PCGS VG 10   Brown Heritage Auctions Internet Coin Auction Session(1), 131421/Lot# 20009 $387.75
8/2/2017 PCGS Genuine AU   Brown Heritage Auctions 2017 August 2 - 6 ANA US Coins Signature Auction - Denver Session(6), 1258/Lot# 7023 $646.25
9/7/2017 PCGS G 6   Brown Heritage Auctions 2017 September 7 - 10 Long Beach Expo US Coins Signature Auction - Long Beach Session(3), 1259/Lot# 4506 $114.00


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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