Coin Specifications

Category: Braided Hair Cents (1839-1857)
Mint: Philadelphia
Mintage: 6,415,799
Obverse Designer: Christian Gobrecht
Reverse Designer: Christian Gobrecht
Composition: Copper
Weight: 10.8900g
Diameter: 27.5mm
Edge: Plain
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1848 1C MS obverse 1848 1C MS reverse
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Description & Analysis

Dozens of dies were required for 1848's large mintage. As in the Mint' earliest years, there was some sharing of dies, yet most marriages were from dies unique to each particular Newcomb number.

There are 48 numbered die marriages, but two of these are no longer recognized, as they have been proven to be simply later die states of other marriages. In addition, N-19 is a proof-only variety. The rarest varieties are N-30, -32, -33, -42, -44 and -46. Still, there are plenty of common ones for the type or date collector, and among these is N-10. Only in MS RD is this date rare overall.

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Last Updated: 7/31/2019

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1848 1C MS BN
  GVGFVFXF505355586061626364656667686970
Base $ 24.00 28.00 35.00 42.00 85.00 155 175 215 250 310 325 390 490 675 1425 3050 13500 - - -
1848 1C MS RB
  GVGFVFXF505355586061626364656667686970
Base $ - - - - - - - - - - 375 485 650 1275 3250 5250 - - - -
1848 1C MS RD
  GVGFVFXF505355586061626364656667686970
Base $ - - - - - - - - - - - - - 6250 28500 - - - - -
$ - - - - - - - - - 17000 - - - -

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NGC GRADE SUMMARY

Total Graded: 982
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: 5/4/2021 1848 1C MS BN
 PrAgGVGFVF4045505355586061626364656667686970Total
Base1510291283866263578110254968010255111---927
-----------------1----1
---------------1------1
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Total1510291283866263578110254968010355121---929
 0%1%1%3%14%4%7%3%4%8%12%0%6%10%9%11%6%1%0%--- 
1848 1C MS RB
 PrAgGVGFVF4045505355586061626364656667686970Total
Base-------------23241771---54
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Total-------------23241771---54
 -------------4%6%44%31%13%2%--- 
1848 1C MS RD
 PrAgGVGFVF4045505355586061626364656667686970Total
Base----------------1-----1
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Total----------------1-----1
 ----------------100%----- 

NGC Registry

NGC Registry Score 1848 1C MS BN
 PrAgGVGFVF4045505355586061626364656667686970
Base7681941151593113955025325516426957298209901271197724835986633069088956
778510112920933943051253858165970675987610831506214536506100652275909404
00000043051253858165970675987610831506214536506100652200
00000046652254461167771778993311771741231448186215671500
1848 1C MS RB
 PrAgGVGFVF4045505355586061626364656667686970
Base48951552755157558660964266368471573580297411731735257930856545691275299706
4975195355595785936206496706947217578591040136020162747423866677117825410191
000000620649670694721757859104013602016274742386667711700
000000631656677704728779916110615472297291653916789732300
1848 1C MS RD
 PrAgGVGFVF4045505355586061626364656667686970
Base1191231431712374375396747157358479169581066127116092442303170237410805810344
1201291521933034715846877217728709309941134138318862638436171527626882010861
000000584687721772870930994113413831886263843617152762600
0000006297017288098939441030120214962164283456927281784200
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Grade: MS 66 BN
Points: 2483
Owner: Electric Peak
 
Grade: MS 64 BN
Points: 1271
Owner: Robert Baker Trust
 
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