Coin Specifications

Category: Braided Hair Cents (1839-1857)
Mint: Philadelphia
Mintage: 4,426,844
Obverse Designer: Christian Gobrecht
Reverse Designer: Christian Gobrecht
Composition: Copper
Weight: 10.8900g
Diameter: 27.5mm
Edge: Plain
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1850 1C MS obverse 1850 1C MS reverse
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Description & Analysis

Cent coinage was heavy in 1850, though down about 30% from its peak in 1847-48. There are no popular varieties for this date, and examples are readily available in all grades through MS BN. A fairly large number of red or red-brown coins survivor for the advanced collector.

Of 28 numbered Newcomb die marriages, N-8 has been deleted as non-existant, while N-10 and N-16 have been found to be simply late die states of N-21 and -19, respectively. Rare varieties include N-18, -20, -21 and N-24 through -28. N-13 is illustrated.

GRADE SUMMARY

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Price Guide

Last Updated: 5/22/2020

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1850 1C MS BN
  GVGFVFXF505355586061626364656667686970
Base $ 25.00 30.00 45.00 70.00 80.00 135 150 170 200 220 240 280 375 585 950 1800 5000 - - -
$ - - - - - - - - - - 1150 - - -
1850 1C MS RB
  GVGFVFXF505355586061626364656667686970
Base $ - - - - - - - - - - 290 360 500 800 1450 3400 8750 - - -
$ - - - - - - - - - - 1950 - - -
1850 1C MS RD
  GVGFVFXF505355586061626364656667686970
Base $ - - - - - - - - - - - 450 875 1800 4500 16000 - - - -
$ - - - - - - - - - 2950 - - - -

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NGC GRADE SUMMARY

Total Graded: 1149
Low Grade: PrAg
Average Grade: 61
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 1850 1C MS BN
 PrAgGVGFVF4045505355586061626364656667686970Total
Base13312973244243146652225986176111469---869
-----------------3----3
--------------1-1-----2
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Total13312973244243146652225987176112499---874
 0%0%0%1%11%4%5%3%4%5%7%0%3%7%10%20%13%6%1%--- 
1850 1C MS RB
 PrAgGVGFVF4045505355586061626364656667686970Total
Base-------------424100102252---257
-----------------2----2
-----------------------
-----------------------
Total-------------424100102272---259
 -------------2%9%39%39%10%1%--- 
1850 1C MS RD
 PrAgGVGFVF4045505355586061626364656667686970Total
Base--------------11462----23
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---------------1------1
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Total--------------11562----24
 --------------4%63%25%8%---- 

NGC Registry

NGC Registry Score 1850 1C MS BN
 PrAgGVGFVF4045505355586061626364656667686970
Base76818910615126536645648953259762064270590811171515205630575115815510458
77839412118929839646750355360462766377297712491695238937436128892210981
0000003964675035536046276637729771249169523893743612800
00000042647851757561263468484010471382187527234429714100
1850 1C MS RB
 PrAgGVGFVF4045505355586061626364656667686970
Base423437463477489515539551575597620642729847100514212048236838175610885111296
427445467481497523543559582604627671768899114316302154285144146690966611861
00000054355958260462767176889911431630215428514414669000
00000054756758961263470080795212821839226133345012777000
1850 1C MS RD
 PrAgGVGFVF4045505355586061626364656667686970
Base5515755976206426636957157357647938208919741271214734824515565677601179914804
55958260562764967470272274577480284491910731563259238264895635791061280115544
000000702722745774802844919107315632592382648956357910600
0000007087287547838118679461172185530374171527670591045300
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Grade: MS 66 RB
Points: 2368
Owner: GAON
 
Grade: MS 66 BN
Points: 2056
Owner: Electric Peak
 
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