Coin Specifications

Category: Draped Bust Cents (1796-1807)
Mint: Philadelphia
Mintage: 3,435,100
Catalog: KM-22
Obverse Designer: Robert Scot
Reverse Designer: Robert Scot
Composition: Copper
Weight: 10.89g
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 (photos) 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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1802 1C MS Brown
  GVGFVFXF5053555861626364656667686970
Base $ 88.00 165 350 550 1250 2175 2450 3450 4350 6350 7850 13000 21500 32500 - - - - -
$ - - - 3700 4550 - - - - - - - -

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NGC GRADE SUMMARY

Total Graded: 477
Low Grade: PrAg
Average Grade: VF
High Grade: 66


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1/3/2012 PCGS XF 40   Brown Heritage Auctions 2012 January 4-8 US Coins & Platinum Night FUN Signature Auction- Orlando Session(3), 1166/Lot# 4090 $920.00
8/26/2012 PCGS F 12   Brown Teletrade Auction 3335, 3335/Lot# 1022 $240.00
10/17/2012 NGC VF 25   Brown Stack's Bowers The November 2012 Baltimore Auction - US and World Lots - Live and Internet Only Sessions, 144/Lot# 428 $517.50
12/29/2013 NGC VF 30   Brown David Lawrence Rare Coins Internet Auction # 784, 793/Lot# 4 $550.00
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3/2/2014 NGC Details VG Details  Heritage Auctions Internet Coin Auction Session(1), 131410/Lot# 28022 $88.00
9/22/2014 PCGS VF 35   Brown Goldberg September 22-25, 2013 September Pre Long Beach, 75/Lot# 203 $805.00


NGC Registry

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