Coin Specifications

Category: Coronet Cents (1816-1839)
Mint: Philadelphia
Mintage: 5,558,300
Catalog: KM-45
Obverse Designer: Christian Gobrecht
Reverse Designer: Robert Scot
Composition: Copper
Weight: 10.89g
Diameter: 28-29mm
Edge: Plain
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1837 1C MS obverse 1837 1C MS reverse


  
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Description & Analysis

The cents dated 1837 are common in all grades through Mint State, with brown examples being fairly plentiful, while those showing satisfying degrees of red-brown color may also be secured with a bit of searching.

1837 is another year in which several dies were transitional between older and newer styles. All feature Gobrecht's revised Liberty bust of 1835, but some have plain hair cords (Head of 36), while a few have beaded cords (Head of 38). These are combined with reverse dies having either the older Medium Letters or the new Small Letters.

In total there are 16 die marriages for 1837 (N-7 proved to be just a later die state of N-8 and is illustrated above). None of the three combinations are rare as a class, but individually scarce die marriages include N-1, N-12 and N-14 through -17.

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Price Guide

Last Updated: 4/5/2016

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1837 1C MS Brown
  GVGFVFXF5053555861626364656667686970
Base $ 23.00 30.00 35.00 75.00 145 240 260 290 325 380 420 685 1025 1450 2350 - - - -
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1837 1C MS Red Brown
  GVGFVFXF5053555861626364656667686970
Base $ - - - - - - - - - - 485 875 1350 2150 3250 6500 - - -
$ - - - - - - - - - - - - -

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NGC GRADE SUMMARY

Total Graded: 809
Low Grade: PrAg
Average Grade: 60
High Grade: 67


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1/26/2000 PCGS VF 35   Brown Teletrade Auction 1263, 1263/Lot# 1008 $65.40
2/1/2009 PCGS MS 66   Brown Goldberg February 1-4, 2009 Pre-Long Beach Coin and Currency Auction, 51/Lot# 378 $1,495.00
10/2/2011 NGC VF 30   Brown GreatCollections GreatCollections Coin Auctions 10/02/2011, 138/Lot# 18940 $68.20
1/1/2013 PCGS MS 67   Brown Stack's Bowers The January 2013 Americana Sale, 180/Lot# 13053 $35,250.00
10/27/2013 PCGS AU 53   Brown David Lawrence Rare Coins Internet Auction # 775, 784/Lot# 1204 $275.00
1/10/2014 NGC AU 58   Brown Heritage Auctions 2014 January 10 The Adam Mervis Large Cent Collection FUN Signature Auction - Orlando Session(1), 1200/Lot# 2205 $411.25
3/16/2014 NGC Details AU Details  Heritage Auctions Internet Coin Auction Session(2), 131412/Lot# 22701 $168.03
8/12/2015 NGC MS 64   Brown Heritage Auctions 2015 August 12 - 16 ANA US Coins Signature Auction - Chicago Session(6), 1223/Lot# 7096 $773.15
1/3/2016 NGC Details AU Details  Heritage Auctions Internet Coin Auction Session(1), 131602/Lot# 23047 $164.50


NGC Registry

NGC Registry Score 1837 1C MS Brown
 PrAgGVGFVF4045505355586061626364656667686970
Base378911113526546355167471577483887491695813331634200925254408698211
5496119178331492592688735795850888930108314331759218131535266698210
000000592688735795850888930108314331759218131535266698200
000000633701754817862902944120815341884235337806124698200
1837 1C MS Red Brown
 PrAgGVGFVF4045505355586061626364656667686970
Base5011513916732054964878583189897110101057110315191848225928214852760479011
7212314821839658269480085392298410261072124216291985244634985769770379010
00000069480085392298410261072124216291985244634985769770300
00000073981687694799710411088138017382122263441756687780200
1837 1C MS Red
 PrAgGVGFVF4045505355586061626364656667686970
Base3333333328843762072582099016582807443157477077256384772287744
333333398337498655756876121220413348486961901326432999610620
00000039833749865575687612122041334848696190132643299900
000000319338755969078893314352424388953086633194514036000
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Grade: MS 66 RB
Points: 2821
Owner: tstone
 
Grade: MS 65 BN
Points: 2009
Owner: Electric Peak Collection
 
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