Coin Specifications

Category: Braided Hair Cents (1839-1857)
Mint: Philadelphia
Mintage: 2,398,752
Obverse Designer: Christian Gobrecht
Reverse Designer: Christian Gobrecht
Composition: Copper
Weight: 10.8900g
Diameter: 27.5mm
Edge: Plain
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1844 1C MS obverse 1844 1C MS reverse
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Description & Analysis

Cents dated 1844 are common in all grades up to Mint State brown. From this date forward through the end of large cent coinage in 1857, the design features remained unchanged. Only relatively minor die-punching varieties exist to enliven the series.

Eight die marriages are known for this date, with one of these (N-8) being a proof-only issue. By far the most popular variety is N-2, on which the first three numerals of the date were first punched inverted and then corrected. While plentiful, its appeal extends beyond the community of cent specialists, and choice examples bring a strong premium. The sole rare die marriage for 1844 is the proof-only N-8. One of the more common varieties, N-6, is illustrated.

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Last Updated: 7/31/2019

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1844 1C MS BN
  GVGFVFXF505355586061626364656667686970
Base $ 25.00 28.00 35.00 55.00 130 230 255 290 425 475 575 880 1350 2150 3700 - - - - -
1844 1C MS RB
  GVGFVFXF505355586061626364656667686970
Base $ - - - - - - - - - - - 1075 2300 5850 - - - - - -

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NGC GRADE SUMMARY

Total Graded: 299
Low Grade: G
Average Grade: 53
High Grade: 66

The chart showing G series, VG series, F series, VF series, 40 series, 45 series, 50 series, 53 series, 55 series, 58 series, 60 series, 61 series, 62 series, 63 series, 64 series, 65 series, 66 series.
NGC CENSUS DETAIL Last Updated: 5/11/2021 1844 1C MS BN
 PrAgGVGFVF4045505355586061626364656667686970Total
Base-311234613121118184018272622111----291
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Total-311234613121118184018272622111----291
 -1%4%8%16%4%4%4%6%6%14%0%3%9%9%8%4%0%---- 
1844 1C MS RB
 PrAgGVGFVF4045505355586061626364656667686970Total
Base-------------115------7
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---------------1------1
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Total-------------116------8
 -------------13%13%75%------ 
1844 1C MS RD
 PrAgGVGFVF4045505355586061626364656667686970Total
Base---------------1------1
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Total---------------1------1
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NGC Registry

NGC Registry Score 1844 1C MS BN
 PrAgGVGFVF4045505355586061626364656667686970
Base7681891061864095026026426848208749741103140416782322249551918428914111643
77839413226044053561565672983890710171203149518922379339362708665997512225
0000005356156567298389071017120314951892237933936270866500
0000005686286707748569401060130315862107243742927349890300
1844 1C MS RB
 PrAgGVGFVF4045505355586061626364656667686970
Base8919259589901021105110881124115911931233127113691483216929803185340256919141989812546
902936968100010311063110011351170120612451303140717112439304832574165684193931078013173
0000001100113511701206124513031407171124393048325741656841939300
0000001112114711811219125813361445194027093116332949287991964500
1844 1C MS RD
 PrAgGVGFVF4045505355586061626364656667686970
Base45047750251552755157559764268470574583892513452033321246465656167623114957195
459485506519535559582612656691718776867106515742426369049829358215573983160055
0000005826126566917187768671065157424263690498293582155700
00000058962767069873180789612051803281941685319130602635300
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Grade: AU 58 BN
Points: 820
Owner: Shep
 
Grade: AU 55 BN
Points: 684
Owner: jkwow1
 
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