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: 410
Low Grade: G
Average Grade: 60
High Grade: 66


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7/7/2004 PCGS MS 63   Brown Teletrade Auction 1906, 1906/Lot# 1003 $308.00
9/6/2004 PCGS AU 58   Brown Goldberg September 6-7, 2004 Pre-Long Beach Coin Auction, 26/Lot# 151 $322.00
5/31/2010 NGC MS 65   Brown David Lawrence Rare Coins Monday - Internet Auction # 484, 490/Lot# 8 $1,150.00
1/30/2011 NGC Details UNC Details  Brown Heritage Auctions Internet Coin Auction Session(2), 211022/Lot# 22665 $195.50
5/8/2011 NGC Details AU Details  Brown Heritage Auctions Internet Coin Auction Session(1), 131120/Lot# 22020 $69.00
7/1/2012 PCGS F 15   Brown GreatCollections GreatCollections Coin Auctions 07/01/2012, 29/Lot# 60246 $34.00
8/2/2012 NGC AU 58   Brown Heritage Auctions 2012 August 2-5 US Coins Signature Auction- Philadelphia Session(5), 1173/Lot# 7107 $153.93
10/17/2012 NGC MS 62   Brown Stack's Bowers The November 2012 Baltimore Auction - US and World Lots - Live and Internet Only Sessions, 144/Lot# 479 $402.50


NGC Registry

NGC Registry Score 1849 1C MS Brown
 PrAgGVGFVF4045505355586061626364656667686970
Base81891021151633203515866316748028659161028127116092525356751588058876811294
8393106131215330429601645716823882953110913831914287240976124829496100
000000429601645716823882953110913831914287240976124829400
000000507616659759844899990119014962219321946277091853100
1849 1C MS Red Brown
 PrAgGVGFVF4045505355586061626364656667686970
Base102123143163183366437642674725990102811031333160918862885398456568748950212054
1091291491692443895056526918131002105311791425170122193251454166868999103520
000000505652691813100210531179142517012219325145416686899900
000000573663708901101510781256151717932552361750987717925000
1849 1C MS Red
 PrAgGVGFVF4045505355586061626364656667686970
Base12314316318320143746366372576410511081116613931658216130194403664493431013512571
1291491691892794455296837388591061110912411481182524473480515075439607109470
000000529683738859106111091241148118252447348051507543960700
000000596704751955107111371317156919932733394158978443987100
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Grade: MS 66 BN
Points: 3567
Owner: Electric Peak Collection
 
Grade: MS 65 BN
Points: 2525
Owner: DAVID GREN
 
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