Coin Specifications

Category: Braided Hair Cents (1839-1857)
Mint: Philadelphia
Mintage: 6,183,669
Catalog: KM-67
Obverse Designer: Christian Gobrecht
Reverse Designer: Christian Gobrecht
Composition: Copper
Weight: 10.89 Grams
Diameter: 27.5mm
Edge: Plain
Numismatic specification data provided by Krause Publications NumisMaster.
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1847 1C MS obverse 1847 1C MS reverse


  
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Description & Analysis

1847 was another very high mintage year for cents, with examples available in most grades. Only in full mint red is this date rare.

While there are an amazing 43 Newcomb-numbered die marriages for this date, not every number is still recognized, as five subsequently proved to be later die states of already listed marriages. About a dozen of these marriages are considered rare, and N-42 was coined only as a proof.

N-38 (photos) is a very common variety which, in its later die state, was mistakenly given the separate number N-16 by Howard Newcomb. Like nearly all late date (1840-57) large cents, this variety is very difficult to attribute in worn condition, as the diagnostic features are slight and easily lost to wear or debris fill.

The popular repunched date variety 1847/7 actually comprises two different obverse dies in three marriages. N-2 is moderately scarce but the most easily obtained, while N-18 and N-31 are both fairly rare.

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Price Guide

Last Updated: 2/14/2014

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1847 1C MS Brown
  GVGFVF4045505355586061626364656667686970
Base $ 22.00 26.00 29.00 43.00 75.00 75.00 150 170 190 235 270 300 365 465 715 1200 2500 6000 - - -
$ 85.00 165 185 225 250 300 335 400 540 825 1325 2750 - -
1847 1C MS Red Brown
  GVGFVF4045505355586061626364656667686970
Base $ - - - - - - - - - - - 335 450 660 1100 2250 4250 - - - -
$ - - - - - - 365 500 730 1200 2500 4650 - -
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NGC GRADE SUMMARY

Total Graded: 697
Low Grade: G
Average Grade: 60
High Grade: 67


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10/13/2014 MS 64   Brown Heritage Auctions 2014 October 8 - 13 PNG New York Invitational US Coins Signature Auction - New York Session(5), 1210/Lot# 7129


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11/9/1998 NGC MS 63   Brown Teletrade Auction 1103, 1103/Lot# 1015 $283.40
5/31/2004 NGC MS 63   Brown Goldberg May 31 - June 2, 2004 Pre-Long Beach Coin and Currency Auction, 25/Lot# 63 $748.00
7/6/2009 NGC AU 58   Brown David Lawrence Rare Coins Monday - Internet Auction # 390, 396/Lot# 5 $143.75
9/9/2012 PCGS Genuine VF   Brown GreatCollections GreatCollections Coin Auctions 09/09/2012, 39/Lot# 67937 $110.00
10/17/2012 PCGS AU 58   Red Brown Stack's Bowers The November 2012 Baltimore Auction - US and World Lots - Live and Internet Only Sessions, 144/Lot# 24807 $49.35
1/10/2014 NGC MS 66   Brown Heritage Auctions 2014 January 10 The Adam Mervis Large Cent Collection FUN Signature Auction - Orlando Session(1), 1200/Lot# 2308 $1,645.00
6/1/2014 NGC AU 55   Brown Heritage Auctions Internet Coin Auction Session(1), 131423/Lot# 24037 $611.00


NGC Registry

NGC Registry Score 1847 1C MS Brown
 PrAgGVGFVF4045505355586061626364656667686970
Base768910611917530438150255169573576482093310881410188627544141640069829046
809411013721832942151859970874478285798411951568217532164894659476700
00000042151859970874478285798411951568217532164894659400
000000461534647721754801895103613021727246436785647678800
1847 1C MS Red Brown
 PrAgGVGFVF4045505355586061626364656667686970
Base539563575597620642663695715745764793882107313511799261435454392698276049797
547567582604627649673701725751773822945116515002070292438275255718983350
000000673701725751773822945116515002070292438275255718900
0000006847087357577838521009125816492342323441096118739600
1847 1C MS Red
 PrAgGVGFVF4045505355586061626364656667686970
Base45047750251552755157559764268470574583892513452033321246465656167623114957195
45948550651953555958261265669171877686710651574242636904982935821557398310
0000005826126566917187768671065157424263690498293582155700
00000058962767069873180789612051803281941685319130602635300
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Grade: MS 66 BN
Points: 2754
Owner: Electric Peak Collection
 
Grade: MS 65 BN
Points: 1886
Owner: AKSHCC
 
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