Coin Specifications

Category: Braided Hair Cents (1839-1857)
Mint: Philadelphia
Mintage: 4,120,800
Catalog: KM-67
Obverse Designer: Christian Gobrecht
Reverse Designer: Christian Gobrecht
Composition: Copper
Weight: 10.89 Grams
Diameter: 27.5mm
Edge: Plain
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1846 1C MS obverse 1846 1C MS reverse


  
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Description & Analysis

The cents of 1846 are plentiful in most grades, and this date is quite popular due to the three distinctive date styles used. The Small Date (photos) is the most often seen variety, while the Medium Date and Large Date cents are in the minority and carry modest premiums.

With its high mintage, 1846 produced some 26 die marriages. There are too many scarce or rare ones to list, but enough common ones exist to make collecting all three varieties affordable. The Medium Date is represented by just a single marriage, N-11, but it is likewise common.

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Last Updated: 2/14/2014

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1846 1C MS Brown
  GVGFVF4045505355586061626364656667686970
Base $ 22.00 25.00 28.00 40.00 90.00 90.00 155 185 210 240 290 325 375 500 725 1500 2600 5500 - - -
$ 100.00 170 205 235 265 320 355 410 600 850 1750 2850 - -
1846 1C MS Red Brown
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Base $ - - - - - - - - - - - 365 450 675 1300 2500 - - - - -
$ - - - - - - 400 500 750 1450 3500 - - -
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NGC GRADE SUMMARY

Total Graded: 519
Low Grade: G
Average Grade: 60
High Grade: 67


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Auction Prices Realized

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7/6/2003 NGC MS 65   Red Brown Teletrade Auction 1748, 1748/Lot# 1001 $1,980.00
2/28/2012 PCGS MS 63   Red Brown Stack's Bowers The March 2012 Baltimore Auction, 135/Lot# 1347 $1,207.50
6/3/2012 NGC AU 55   Brown GreatCollections GreatCollections Coin Auctions 06/03/2012, 25/Lot# 54877 $132.00
3/17/2013 PCGS XF 45   Brown David Lawrence Rare Coins Internet Auction # 743, 752/Lot# 7 $160.00
12/15/2013 PCGS Genuine VF   Brown GreatCollections GreatCollections Coin Auctions 12/15/2013, 105/Lot# 157615 $14.50
1/10/2014 NGC MS 63   Brown Heritage Auctions 2014 January 10 The Adam Mervis Large Cent Collection FUN Signature Auction - Orlando Session(1), 1200/Lot# 2279 $1,410.00
1/26/2014 NGC MS 65   Red Brown Goldberg January 26-28, 2014 January Pre-Long Beach Sale 17.5% BP, 78/Lot# 838 $2,056.00


NGC Registry

NGC Registry Score 1846 1C MS Brown
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Base76818910614332039845647154660270582092511031375205625974048654571389234
77839411820234641746149656463674385598411931602223630804880674278360
00000041746149656463674385598411931602223630804880674200
000000436466521583670781890104312841829241635645712694000
1846 1C MS Red Brown
 PrAgGVGFVF4045505355586061626364656667686970
Base551575597620642663688715735764793820874106613451878268828794465713877699997
559582604627649671697721744773802838938115915222148275134075356734885110
000000697721744773802838938115915222148275134075356734800
0000007067287547838118561002125217002418281539366247755800
1846 1C MS Red
 PrAgGVGFVF4045505355586061626364656667686970
Base45047750251552755157559764268470574583892513452033321246465656167623114957195
45948550651953555958261265669171877686710651574242636904982935821557398310
0000005826126566917187768671065157424263690498293582155700
00000058962767069873180789612051803281941685319130602635300
Competitive Registry Sets
CategoriesSets
US Type Set, including Modern Issues 663
Lincoln Cents, 1909-Date, Circulation Issue 443
Basic US Type Set, No Gold (7070) 413
Basic US Type Set, with Gold (7070 + Page 5) 384
Lincoln Cents, 1934-1958, Circulation Issue 331
Indian Head Cents, 1859-1909, Circulation Issue 315
Lincoln Cents, 1909-1958, Circulation Issue 306
US Type Set, 1792-1964 251
20th Century Series Type Set, Proofs & Non-Proofs 234
20th Century Series Type Set, Proofs & Non-Proofs - No Gold 212
20th Century Series Type Set, Non-Proofs Only 187
Nickel Five Cents Type Set 166
Small Cent Type Set 157
20th Century Series Type Set, Non-Proofs Only - No Gold 134
19th Century Series Type Set, Non-Proofs Only 89
Large Cents, 1839-1857, Circulation Issue 87
Large Cents, 1793-1857, Circulation Issue 76
Lincoln Cents, 1909-Date, Complete 76
Shield Nickels 1866-1883, Circulation Issue 75
19th Century Series Type Set, Proofs & Non-Proofs 53
19th Century Series Type Set, Non-Proofs Only - No Gold 51
19th Century Series Type Set, Proofs & Non-Proofs - No Gold 50
1952 Mint Set 42
Large Cent Type Set 33
Cents, 1793-Date, Complete Circulation Issue 26
US Type Set, 1792-1964, Circulated Coins Only 18
19th Century Series Type Set, Proofs Only 14
19th Century Series Type Set, Proofs Only - No Gold 11
Basic US Type Set, with Gold (7070 + Page 5), Circulated Coins Only 11
19th Century Series Type Set, Circulated Coins Only 11
19th Century Series Type Set, Circulated Coins Only (No Gold) 10
Basic US Type Set, No Gold (7070), Circulated Coins Only 10
Lincoln Cents, 1909-1958, Circulated Coins Only 8
Indian Head Cents, 1859-1909, Circulated Coins Only 8
Large Cents, 1793-1857, Circulated Coins Only 7
20th Century Series Type Set, Circulated Coins Only 7
20th Century Series Type Set, Circulated Coins Only (No Gold) 7
1846 Mint Set 6
Shield Nickels 1866-1883, Circulated Coins Only 3
Registry Image Gallery
Grade: MS 65 RB
Points: 2688
Owner: Electric Peak Collection
 
Grade: MS 65 BN
Points: 2056
Owner: Conly Rieder
 
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