Coin Specifications

Category: Braided Hair Cents (1839-1857)
Mint: Philadelphia
Mintage: 6,183,669
Obverse Designer: Christian Gobrecht
Reverse Designer: Christian Gobrecht
Composition: Copper
Weight: 10.8900g
Diameter: 27.5mm
Edge: Plain
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1847 1C MS obverse 1847 1C MS reverse
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Description & Analysis

1847 was another very high mintage year for cents, with examples available in most grades. Only in full mint red is this date rare.

While there are an amazing 43 Newcomb-numbered die marriages for this date, not every number is still recognized, as five subsequently proved to be later die states of already listed marriages. About a dozen of these marriages are considered rare, and N-42 was coined only as a proof.

The popular repunched date variety 1847/7 actually comprises two different obverse dies in three marriages. N-2 is moderately scarce but the most easily obtained, while N-18 and N-31 are both fairly rare.

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Last Updated: 7/31/2019

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1847 1C MS BN
  GVGFVFXF505355586061626364656667686970
Base $ 22.00 25.00 30.00 40.00 90.00 155 170 215 260 280 310 375 475 725 1700 2950 5500 - - -
$ - - - - - - - - - 1000 - - - -
1847 1C MS RB
  GVGFVFXF505355586061626364656667686970
Base $ - - - - - - - - - - 400 575 800 1450 2600 7500 - - - -
1847 1C MS RD
  GVGFVFXF505355586061626364656667686970
Base $ - - - - - - - - - - - - 1800 3750 14000 - - - - -

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NGC GRADE SUMMARY

Total Graded: 963
Low Grade: PrAg
Average Grade: 58
High Grade: 67

The chart showing PrAg series, 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, 67 series.
NGC CENSUS DETAIL Last Updated: 5/11/2021 1847 1C MS BN
 PrAgGVGFVF4045505355586061626364656667686970Total
Base13132211836513131828423810610610850262---910
-----------------1----1
---------------2------2
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Total13132211836513131828423810610611050272---913
 0%0%1%2%13%4%6%3%3%9%9%0%4%12%12%12%5%3%0%--- 
1847 1C MS RB
 PrAgGVGFVF4045505355586061626364656667686970Total
Base-------------2621129----50
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Total-------------2621129----50
 -------------4%12%42%24%18%---- 
1847 1C MS RD
 PrAgGVGFVF4045505355586061626364656667686970Total
Base---------------12-----3
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Total---------------12-----3
 ---------------33%67%----- 

NGC Registry

NGC Registry Score 1847 1C MS BN
 PrAgGVGFVF4045505355586061626364656667686970
Base768910611917530438150255169573576482093310881410188627544141640069829046
809411013721832942151859970874478285798411951568217532164894659476709498
00000042151859970874478285798411951568217532164894659400
000000461534647721754801895103613021727246436785647678800
1847 1C MS RB
 PrAgGVGFVF4045505355586061626364656667686970
Base539563575597620642663695715745764793882107313511799261435454392698276049797
5475675826046276496737017257517738229451165150020702924382752557189833510287
000000673701725751773822945116515002070292438275255718900
0000006847087357577838521009125816492342323441096118739600
1847 1C MS RD
 PrAgGVGFVF4045505355586061626364656667686970
Base45047750251552755157559764268470574583892513452033321246465656167623114957195
459485506519535559582612656691718776867106515742426369049829358215573983160055
0000005826126566917187768671065157424263690498293582155700
00000058962767069873180789612051803281941685319130602635300
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Grade: MS 66 BN
Points: 2754
Owner: Electric Peak
 
Grade: MS 65 BN
Points: 1886
Owner: AKSHCC
 
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