Coin Specifications

Category: Classic Head Cents (1808-1814)
Mint: Philadelphia
Mintage: 1,075,500
Catalog: KM-39
Obverse Designer: John Reich
Reverse Designer: John Reich
Composition: Copper
Weight: 10.89g
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: 3/31/2016

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1812 1C MS Brown
  GVGFVFXF505355586061626364656667686970
Base $ 115 205 425 800 2150 3400 3850 4600 6500 7750 8500 9750 15000 21000 - - - - - -
$ - - - - 7250 - - 11000 17750 - - - - -
1812 1C MS Red Brown
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Base $ - - - - - - - - - - - - - - 65000 - - - - -
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NGC GRADE SUMMARY

Total Graded: 274
Low Grade: PrAg
Average Grade: 40
High Grade: 66


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10/30/2011 NGC AG 3   Brown Teletrade Auction 3163, 3163/Lot# 1013 $33.00
3/30/2014 NGC VF 25   Brown GreatCollections GreatCollections Coin Auctions 03/30/2014, 184/Lot# 164875 $748.00
5/12/2014 PCGS VF 20   Brown Stack's Bowers iAuction 3481, 6030/Lot# 20013 $867.15
10/19/2014 PCGS VF 35   Brown David Lawrence Rare Coins Internet Auction # 826, 835/Lot# 9 $1,475.00
11/14/2014 NGC VF 20   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# 7079 $705.00
2/21/2016 PCGS Genuine XF   Brown Heritage Auctions Internet Coin Auction Session(2), 131609/Lot# 21237 $446.50
3/20/2016 PCGS Genuine VF   Brown Heritage Auctions Internet Coin Auction Session(2), 131613/Lot# 29446 $258.50


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 50 BN
Points: 2317
Owner: DLCCOIN
 
Grade: AU Details
Points: 1081
Owner: AKSHCC
 
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