Coin Specifications

Category: Braided Hair Cents (1839-1857)
Mint: Philadelphia
Mintage: 2,425,342
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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1843 1C MS obverse 1843 1C MS reverse


  
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Description & Analysis

1843 was a transitional year for the cent, as the Petite Head bust of 1839-42 was replaced midyear with the Mature Head of 1844-57. The Small Letters reverse typical of earlier dates was also phased out in favor of the Large Letters style that continued into 1844 and subsequent years.

The Petite Head dies were paired with either the Small or Large Letters reverse (see photos for the former), but all Mature Heads have Large Letters. None of these combinations are rare, but the Petite Head/Large Letters configuration is represented by just a single die marriage (N-4). While common as a variety, it is thus a bit more desirable and commands a modest premium.

Scarce die marriages include N-8 and -10, while N-15 and -16 are rare and N-17 is very rare. Also quite rare is N-14, but this is a proof-only variety.

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Price Guide

Last Updated: 2/14/2014

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1843 1C MS Brown
  GVGFVF4045505355586061626364656667686970
Base $ 22.00 25.00 29.00 48.00 110 110 210 240 270 330 375 425 500 710 1375 1750 - 9850 - - -
$ 125 230 260 300 360 400 460 575 780 1500 1900 - 10600 -
1843 1C MS Red Brown
  GVGFVF4045505355586061626364656667686970
Base $ - - - - - - - - - - - - - 1375 2050 3750 - - - - -
$ - - - - - - - - 1500 2250 4000 - - -
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Census

 
NGC GRADE SUMMARY

Total Graded: 309
Low Grade: G
Average Grade: 60
High Grade: 67


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Auction Prices Realized

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8/13/2006 PCGS MS 65   Brown Heritage Auctions 2006 August Denver, CO Signature & Platinum Night Auction #414, 414/Lot# 190 $2,300.00
6/18/2007 NGC MS 62   Brown David Lawrence Rare Coins Internet Auction # 151, 156/Lot# 6201 $241.50
8/22/2011 NGC MS 60   Brown Teletrade Auction 3123, 3123/Lot# 1002 $207.00
9/7/2011 PCGS MS 64   Brown Heritage Auctions 2011 September Long Beach Signature US Coin Auction Session(1), 1159/Lot# 3067 $4,600.00
2/22/2013 PCGS AU 53   Brown Stack's Bowers The March 2013 Baltimore Auction, 181/Lot# 6514 $305.50
3/10/2013 NGC XF 45   Brown Heritage Auctions Internet Coin Auction Session(2), 131312/Lot# 26505 $270.25
4/20/2014 PCGS   Brown GreatCollections GreatCollections Coin Auctions 04/20/2014, 186/Lot# 188322 $24.00


NGC Registry

NGC Registry Score 1843 1C MS Brown
 PrAgGVGFVF4045505355586061626364656667686970
Base72768911517930450264270576487410661173129615892362259738175117640069829046
73809713622037054866372480093811011214139318462440300342505544659476700
00000054866372480093811011214139318462440300342505544659400
000000595684744837100211371255149121042518341046835972678800
1843 1C MS Red Brown
 PrAgGVGFVF4045505355586061626364656667686970
Base9498115143220366597754820891101312261339150520562631280242175613698276049797
95103124168268443649776843931108412631394168822472688327346826069718983350
000000649776843931108412631394168822472688327346826069718900
000000701798867972115513011449187224392745374551476525739600
1843 1C MS Red
 PrAgGVGFVF4045505355586061626364656667686970
Base45047750251552755157559764268470574583892513452033321246465656167623114957195
45948550651953555958261265669171877686710651574242636904982935821557398310
0000005826126566917187768671065157424263690498293582155700
00000058962767069873180789612051803281941685319130602635300
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Grade: MS 65 BN
Points: 2597
Owner: Electric Peak Collection
 
Grade: MS 62 BN
Points: 1296
Owner: mania
 
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