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: 683
Low Grade: G
Average Grade: 60
High Grade: 67


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4/27/2014 MS 66   Red Brown Heritage Auctions 2014 April 23 - 27 CSNS US Coin Signature Auction - Chicago Session(2), 1204/Lot# 3933


Auction Prices Realized

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11/25/2003 NGC MS 63   Brown Heritage Auctions Exclusively Internet Auction #23121, 23121/Lot# 13009 $414.00
1/7/2004 NGC MS 64   Brown Teletrade Auction 1829, 1829/Lot# 1007 $330.00
7/30/2007 NGC MS 64   Brown David Lawrence Rare Coins Internet Auction # 163, 168/Lot# 24 $402.50
9/27/2009 PCGS AU 55   Brown Teletrade Auction 2750, 2750/Lot# 1025 $126.50
4/15/2012 NGC Details F Details  Brown GreatCollections GreatCollections Coin Auctions 04/15/2012, 18/Lot# 39257 $23.00
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
2/7/2013 PCGS AU 58   Brown Heritage Auctions 2013 February 7 -8 & 10 US Coin Signature Auction - Long Beach Session(5), 1182/Lot# 7086 $258.50


NGC Registry

NGC Registry Score 1847 1C MS Brown
 PrAgGVGFVF4045505355586061626364656667686970
Base76819411515929236648753257569572978788210281393174422403979640069829046
778510112920331640650254661570674881893011491510190928194786659476700
00000040650254661570674881893011491510190928194786659400
00000044651756065571776785097912711627207433995593678800
1847 1C MS Red Brown
 PrAgGVGFVF4045505355586061626364656667686970
Base527551563586609631653684705731754783842106613451762252534474391698276049797
535555570593616638663691713738763802916115914842016283237615254718983350
000000663691713738763802916115914842016283237615254718900
000000673698722746773822991125216232270313940766118739600
1847 1C MS Red
 PrAgGVGFVF4045505355586061626364656667686970
Base45047750251552755157559764268470574583892513452033321246465656167623114957195
45948550651953555958261265669171877686710651574242636904982935821557398310
0000005826126566917187768671065157424263690498293582155700
00000058962767069873180789612051803281941685319130602635300
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Grade: MS 66 BN
Points: 2240
Owner: Electric Peak Collection
 
Grade: MS 65 BN
Points: 1744
Owner: AKSHCC
 
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