Coin Specifications

Category: Braided Hair Cents (1839-1857)
Mint: Philadelphia
Mintage: 4,120,800
Obverse Designer: Christian Gobrecht
Reverse Designer: Christian Gobrecht
Composition: Copper
Weight: 10.8900g
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 of N-19) 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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Price Guide

Last Updated: 2/27/2017

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1846 1C MS Brown
  GVGFVFXF505355586061626364656667686970
Base $ 22.00 25.00 28.00 40.00 90.00 150 200 215 250 325 360 430 615 950 1350 2750 7750 - - -
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1846 1C MS Red Brown
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Base $ - - - - - - - - - - 425 550 1025 2000 4600 - - - - -
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NGC GRADE SUMMARY

Total Graded: 599
Low Grade: PrAg
Average Grade: 58
High Grade: 67


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Auction Prices Realized

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1/15/2008 PCGS F 15   Brown Heritage Auctions Tuesday Internet Coin Auction #28014, 28014/Lot# 24043 $33.00
1/30/2011 PCGS MS 64   Brown Goldberg January 30 - February 3, 2011 The Pre-Long Beach Coin and Currency Auction, 62/Lot# 115 $3,335.00
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# 472 $322.00
1/1/2013 NGC MS 64   Brown Stack's Bowers The January 2013 Americana Sale, 180/Lot# 12060 $528.75
3/4/2013 NGC MS 65   Brown Teletrade Auction 3420, 3420/Lot# 1049 $1,300.00
3/17/2013 PCGS XF 45   Brown David Lawrence Rare Coins Internet Auction # 743, 752/Lot# 7 $160.00
11/10/2013 PCGS Genuine XF   Brown GreatCollections GreatCollections Coin Auctions 11/10/2013, 100/Lot# 150936 $31.60


NGC Registry

NGC Registry Score 1846 1C MS Brown
 PrAgGVGFVF4045505355586061626364656667686970
Base818910211516336645052759766375483888299013031753208729364290654571389234
8493106131231394476550619693782853918109414531864237033875042674378370
000000476550619693782853918109414531864237033875042674300
000000501574641724810867954119916031976265338395793694000
1846 1C MS Red Brown
 PrAgGVGFVF4045505355586061626364656667686970
Base57559762064268470573576482085688290810281206168324013639414144857317796010226
5826056276566917157457838328658919481087136519222814380642565429753187150
0000007457838328658919481087136519222814380642565429753100
0000007548018448738999881147152421623226397443706373774600
1846 1C MS Red
 PrAgGVGFVF4045505355586061626364656667686970
Base45047750251552755157559764268470574583892513452033321246465656167623114957195
45948550651953555958261265669171877686710651574242636904982935821557398310
0000005826126566917187768671065157424263690498293582155700
00000058962767069873180789612051803281941685319130602635300
Competitive Registry Sets
CategoriesSets
US Type Set, including Modern Issues 671
Lincoln Cents, 1909-Date, Circulation Issue 460
Basic US Type Set, No Gold (7070) 429
Basic US Type Set, with Gold (7070 + Page 5) 419
Lincoln Cents, 1934-1958, Circulation Issue 354
Indian Head Cents, 1859-1909, Circulation Issue 345
US Type Set, 1792-1964 284
20th Century Series Type Set, Proofs & Non-Proofs 238
20th Century Series Type Set, Proofs & Non-Proofs - No Gold 219
20th Century Series Type Set, Non-Proofs Only 199
Nickel Five Cents Type Set 180
Small Cent Type Set 155
Lincoln Cents, 1909-Date, Complete (Incl. Varieties) 104
Large Cents, 1839-1857, Circulation Issue 93
19th Century Series Type Set, Non-Proofs Only 91
Large Cents, 1793-1857, Circulation Issue 82
19th Century Series Type Set, Non-Proofs Only - No Gold 56
19th Century Series Type Set, Proofs & Non-Proofs 54
19th Century Series Type Set, Proofs & Non-Proofs - No Gold 53
1952 Mint Set 45
Large Cent Type Set 36
Cents, 1793-Date, Complete Circulation Issue 30
US Type Set, 1792-1964, Circulated Coins Only 21
Basic US Type Set, No Gold (7070), Circulated Coins Only 16
19th Century Series Type Set, Circulated Coins Only (No Gold) 15
19th Century Series Type Set, Proofs Only 15
19th Century Series Type Set, Proofs Only - No Gold 14
19th Century Series Type Set, Circulated Coins Only 13
20th Century Series Type Set, Circulated Coins Only (No Gold) 12
Basic US Type Set, with Gold (7070 + Page 5), Circulated Coins Only 12
Lincoln Cents, 1909-1958, Circulated Coins Only 11
Indian Head Cents, 1859-1909, Circulated Coins Only 9
Large Cents, 1793-1857, Circulated Coins Only 9
20th Century Series Type Set, Circulated Coins Only 9
1846 Mint Set 8
Shield Nickels 1866-1883, Circulated Coins Only 2
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Grade: MS 65 RB
Points: 3639
Owner: Electric Peak
 
Grade: MS 64 BN
Points: 1753
Owner: AKSHCC
 
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