Coin Specifications

Category: Draped Bust Cents (1796-1807)
Mint: Philadelphia
Mintage: 3,435,100
Obverse Designer: Robert Scot
Reverse Designer: Robert Scot
Composition: Copper
Weight: 10.8900g
Diameter: 29mm
Edge: Plain
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1802 1C MS obverse 1802 1C MS reverse
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Description & Analysis

A steady supply of copper planchets already upset and ready to coin from Boulton in England permitted a very large mintage of cents in 1802. Thus was born some 20 die marriages for this date, most of which were fairly consistent in style. The die steel seems to have improved, too, as there are only two rare marriages from this entire run: NC-1 and NC-2. S-232 is common and makes for a good type coin.

One anomly resulted from the use of one of 1801's erroneous reverse dies having the fraction as 1/000. This variety is likewise common, but it brings a modest premium for its greater interest factor.


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Last Updated: 4/15/2019

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1802 1C MS BN
  GVGFVFXF505355586061626364656667686970
Base $ 101 170 340 552 1530 2060 2500 3200 4300 5925 5950 9425 14500 20000 36300 - - - - -
$ - - - 3350 4450 - - - - - - - - -

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NGC GRADE SUMMARY

Total Graded: 613
Low Grade: PrAg
Average Grade: VF
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: 5/26/2020 1802 1C MS BN
 PrAgGVGFVF4045505355586061626364656667686970Total
Base45347498161484915192329225143-----612
---------------1------1
---------1---1--------2
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Total45347498161484915192429226153-----615
 7%6%12%16%26%8%8%2%3%4%5%0%0%1%0%1%0%----- 
1802 1C MS RB
 PrAgGVGFVF4045505355586061626364656667686970Total
Base-----------------1----1
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Total-----------------1----1
 -----------------100%---- 

NGC Registry

NGC Registry Score 1802 1C MS BN
 PrAgGVGFVF4045505355586061626364656667686970
Base721512094095861290148516581941210623292464261429603324381751581094016527111
981702764688211355154317521996218023742514272930813488426470851280216527110
000000154317521996218023742514272930813488426470851280216527100
000000160018472051225524192564284532033653471190131466516527100
1802 1C MS RB
 PrAgGVGFVF4045505355586061626364656667686970
Base111111113817072017219724392585275432383783469464007431872912381165571
11111380132818102077227824882641291534204087526367447864994613773165570
00000013281810207722782488264129153420408752636744786499461377300
000000151719142137235825362698307736014390583170878296111641516500
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