Coin Specifications

Category: Braided Hair Cents (1839-1857)
Mint: Philadelphia
Mintage: 4,178,500
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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1849 1C MS obverse 1849 1C MS reverse


  
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Description & Analysis

Cents dated 1849 are common in all circulated grades and as MS BN, yet those having more than faint traces of red color are rare.

This is another high mintage issue, with some 30 numbered Newcomb varieties. Subtracting the proof-only N-18 and three others which have proved to be simply later die states of different numbers, the net figure for collectable marriages is 26. There are quite a few rare ones, including N-14, -16, -19, -21, -23, -24, -25, -27, -28 and -30. One of the most common varieties is N-12 (photos).

1849 cents are notable for their deteriorating dies which resulted in prominent chips and cuds. Why the die steel was so bad for this date has never been answered to anyone's satisfaction.

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Price Guide

Last Updated: 2/14/2014

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1849 1C MS Brown
  GVGFVF4045505355586061626364656667686970
Base $ 22.00 25.00 28.00 40.00 82.00 82.00 185 205 225 290 325 355 425 600 900 2100 4310 - - - -
$ 90.00 205 225 255 325 350 420 475 665 1000 2500 4700 - -
1849 1C MS Red Brown
  GVGFVF4045505355586061626364656667686970
Base $ - - - - - - - - - - - 475 650 900 1200 2750 5500 - - - -
$ - - - - - - 525 725 1050 1350 3350 6000 - -
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NGC GRADE SUMMARY

Total Graded: 403
Low Grade: G
Average Grade: 60
High Grade: 66


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4/27/2014 MS 64   Brown Heritage Auctions 2014 April 23 - 27 CSNS US Coin Signature Auction - Chicago Session(8), 1204/Lot# 8206


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9/6/2004 PCGS AU 58   Brown Goldberg September 6-7, 2004 Pre-Long Beach Coin Auction, 26/Lot# 151 $322.00
2/14/2012 NCS XF 40   Brown Teletrade Auction 3225, 3225/Lot# 1003 $28.00
7/1/2012 PCGS F 15   Brown GreatCollections GreatCollections Coin Auctions 07/01/2012, 29/Lot# 60246 $34.00
7/12/2012 PCGS MS 63   Brown Heritage Auctions 2012 July 12-15 US Coin Summer FUN Signature Auction - Orlando Session(4), 1172/Lot# 7104 $690.00
7/27/2013 PCGS MS 65   Red Brown Stack's Bowers The August 2013 Chicago ANA World's Fair of Money , 192/Lot# 1548 $1,997.50
7/27/2013 NGC MS 64   Brown Stack's Bowers The August 2013 Chicago ANA World's Fair of Money , 192/Lot# 1509 $822.50
7/28/2013 NGC MS 65   Brown David Lawrence Rare Coins Internet Auction # 762, 771/Lot# 503 $1,400.00


NGC Registry

NGC Registry Score 1849 1C MS Brown
 PrAgGVGFVF4045505355586061626364656667686970
Base3415967761552753814184424795025395866741066175324014955802311
154761701021953103934264544865145546158041295196932525977802310
0000003103934264544865145546158041295196932525977802300
0000003454054344664945265706449351524218541037000802300
1849 1C MS Red Brown
 PrAgGVGFVF4045505355586061626364656667686970
Base1111112203954374635025275636317741363196926313631526511
11111742784094454765105395856789701565218929644175526510
0000002784094454765105395856789701565218929644175526500
00000033642345448951855160872611661767241032974720526500
1849 1C MS Red
 PrAgGVGFVF4045505355586061626364656667686970
Base1111111122735150759766382012712124300943806642111
11111117626840353761971597015552419346651346642110
00000017626840353761971597015552419346651346642100
0000001151309455567641767112018392714392358886642100
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Grade: MS 66 BN
Points: 2401
Owner: Electric Peak Collection
 
Grade: MS 65 BN
Points: 1753
Owner: DAVID GREN
 
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