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.

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Last Updated: 1/17/2020

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1850 1C MS BN
  GVGFVFXF505355586061626364656667686970
Base $ 25.50 31.00 38.00 60.00 75.00 145 150 155 180 210 235 275 375 505 780 1800 5750 - - -
$ - - - - - - - - - - 1150 - - -
1850 1C MS RB
  GVGFVFXF505355586061626364656667686970
Base $ - - - - - - - - - 260 300 360 500 740 1430 3400 8750 - - -
$ - - - - - - - - - - 1950 - - -
1850 1C MS RD
  GVGFVFXF505355586061626364656667686970
Base $ - - - - - - - - - - - 450 875 1800 4500 16000 - - - -
$ - - - - - - - - - 2950 - - - -

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Census

 
NGC GRADE SUMMARY

Total Graded: 1117
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: 2/18/2020 1850 1C MS BN
 PrAgGVGFVF4045505355586061626364656667686970Total
Base13211852943232740652225989174109459---838
-----------------3----3
----------------1-----1
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Total13211852943232740652225989174110489---842
 0%0%0%1%10%3%5%3%3%5%8%0%3%7%11%21%13%6%1%--- 
1850 1C MS RB
 PrAgGVGFVF4045505355586061626364656667686970Total
Base-------------323101104252---258
-----------------2----2
-----------------------
-----------------------
Total-------------323101104272---260
 -------------1%9%39%40%10%1%--- 
1850 1C MS RD
 PrAgGVGFVF4045505355586061626364656667686970Total
Base--------------11442----21
-----------------------
---------------1------1
-----------------------
Total--------------11542----22
 --------------5%68%18%9%---- 

NGC Registry

NGC Registry Score 1850 1C MS BN
 PrAgGVGFVF4045505355586061626364656667686970
Base76818910615126536645648953259762064270590811171515205630575115815510458
7783941211892983964675035536046276637729771249169523893743612889220
0000003964675035536046276637729771249169523893743612800
00000042647851757561263468484010471382187527234429714100
1850 1C MS RB
 PrAgGVGFVF4045505355586061626364656667686970
Base423437463477489515539551575597620642729847100514212048236838175610885111296
42744546748149752354355958260462767176889911431630215428514414669096660
00000054355958260462767176889911431630215428514414669000
00000054756758961263470080795212821839226133345012777000
1850 1C MS RD
 PrAgGVGFVF4045505355586061626364656667686970
Base5515755976206426636957157357647938208919741271214734824515565677601179914804
5595826056276496747027227457748028449191073156325923826489563579106128010
000000702722745774802844919107315632592382648956357910600
0000007087287547838118679461172185530374171527670591045300
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Grade: MS 66 BN
Points: 2056
Owner: Electric Peak
 
Grade: MS 65 RB
Points: 2048
Owner: AKSHCC
 
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