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: 2/27/2017

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1850 1C MS Brown
  GVGFVFXF505355586061626364656667686970
Base $ 22.00 25.00 30.00 40.00 75.00 135 150 170 200 220 240 280 375 585 950 1800 5750 - - -
$ - - - - - - - - - - 1150 - - -
1850 1C MS Red Brown
  GVGFVFXF505355586061626364656667686970
Base $ - - - - - - - - - - 290 360 500 800 1450 3400 8750 - - -
$ - - - - - - - - - - 1950 - - -
1850 1C MS Red
  GVGFVFXF505355586061626364656667686970
Base $ - - - - - - - - - - - 450 875 1800 4500 16000 - - - -
$ - - - - - - - - - 2950 - - - -

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NGC GRADE SUMMARY

Total Graded: 1040
Low Grade: PrAg
Average Grade: 61
High Grade: 67


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Auction Prices Realized

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7/26/2003 PCGS MS 65   Red Brown Heritage Auctions 2003 July Baltimore, MD. Signature Sale #328, 328/Lot# 5195 $891.25
9/19/2010 PCGS MS 63   Red Brown Goldberg $368.00
12/23/2012 NGC AU 58   Brown David Lawrence Rare Coins Internet Auction # 731, 740/Lot# 1 $200.00
6/17/2013 NGC MS 65   Brown Teletrade Auction 3435, 3435/Lot# 1017 $625.00
12/29/2013 NGC Details XF Details  GreatCollections GreatCollections Coin Auctions 12/29/2013, 170/Lot# 160437 $47.00
1/10/2014 PCGS MS 66   Brown Heritage Auctions 2014 January 10 The Adam Mervis Large Cent Collection FUN Signature Auction - Orlando Session(1), 1200/Lot# 2342 $4,700.00
7/11/2014 NGC AU 50   Brown Stack's Bowers August 2014 Chicago ANA, 6014/Lot# 5102 $94.00
11/14/2014 NGC MS 65   Red Brown Heritage Auctions 2014 November 14 - 15 Selections from the Eric P. Newman Collection Part V US Coins Signature Auction - New York Session(2), 1215/Lot# 7179 $1,086.88


NGC Registry

NGC Registry Score 1850 1C MS Brown
 PrAgGVGFVF4045505355586061626364656667686970
Base76818910615126536645648953259762064270590811171515205630575115815510458
7783941211892983964675035536046276637729771249169523893743612889220
0000003964675035536046276637729771249169523893743612800
00000042647851757561263468484010471382187527234429714100
1850 1C MS Red Brown
 PrAgGVGFVF4045505355586061626364656667686970
Base423437463477489515539551575597620642729847100514212048236838175610885111296
42744546748149752354355958260462767176889911431630215428514414669096660
00000054355958260462767176889911431630215428514414669000
00000054756758961263470080795212821839226133345012777000
1850 1C MS Red
 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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