Coin Specifications

Category: Coronet Head Cents (1816-1839)
Mint: Philadelphia
Mintage: 3,128,661
Obverse Designer: Christian Gobrecht
Reverse Designer: Robert Scot
Composition: Copper
Weight: 10.8900g
Diameter: 28-29mm
Edge: Plain
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1839/6 HEAD OF 36 N-1 1C MS obverse 1839/6 HEAD OF 36 N-1 1C MS reverse
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Description & Analysis

Newcomb's variety 1 is a scarce coin and one very highly sought by collectors. It is the only issue of this date to utilize the obsolete Head of 36 Liberty bust with its plain hair cord. This proves that instead of simply having numeral 9 punched over an inverted 9, it is actually a leftover die dated 1836 and then updated for use three years later.

The overdate is a bit difficult to distinguish, appearing more as just a malformed 9. The fact that this variety is usually found well worn only aggravates this situation, yet the unique bust style makes attribution a simple matter. It's doubtful that more than one or two Mint State examples survive.

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Price Guide

Last Updated: 4/30/2016

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1839/6 HEAD OF 36 1C N-1 MS BN
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Base $ 475 1100 1600 2700 7900 - 23500 28500 85000 - - - - - 400000 - - - - -

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NGC GRADE SUMMARY

Total Graded: 68
Low Grade: G
Average Grade: VG
High Grade: 58

The chart showing G series, VG series, F series, VF series, 40 series, 45 series, 50 series, 53 series, 55 series, 58 series.
NGC CENSUS DETAIL Last Updated: 5/11/2021 1839/6 HEAD OF 36 1C N-1 MS BN
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NGC Registry

NGC Registry Score 1839/6 HEAD OF 36 1C N-1 MS BN
 PrAgGVGFVF4045505355586061626364656667686970
Base563865163422682834463053067490994110925113181186712435130231363114260149111558316277174332141122289
66411211845245734334855603483071026911056115011205612631132261384114477151351581416662187592170423403
0000006034830710269110561150112056126311322613841144771513515814166621875900
0000006762912410597111871168412246128271342814050146941535916046170482008500
1839/6 HEAD OF 36 1C N-1 MS RB
 PrAgGVGFVF4045505355586061626364656667686970
Base3333332724775075275565756317458651193179926434347128202317641580
33333923404875135365625936697859741395208032117171162722931043659
00000034048751353656259366978597413952080321171711627200
000000408497520546568612707825108315972361377999951972400
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Grade: VF 20 BN
Points: 2834
Owner: rfromcolo
 
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