Coin Specifications

Category: Braided Hair Cents (1839-1857)
Mint: Philadelphia
Mintage: 4,120,800
Catalog: KM-67
Obverse Designer: Christian Gobrecht
Reverse Designer: Christian Gobrecht
Composition: Copper
Weight: 10.8900g
Diameter: 27.5mm
Edge: Plain
Numismatic specification data provided by Krause Publications NumisMaster.
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1846 1C MS obverse 1846 1C MS reverse


  
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Description & Analysis

The cents of 1846 are plentiful in most grades, and this date is quite popular due to the three distinctive date styles used. The Small Date (photos of N-19) is the most often seen variety, while the Medium Date and Large Date cents are in the minority and carry modest premiums.

With its high mintage, 1846 produced some 26 die marriages. There are too many scarce or rare ones to list, but enough common ones exist to make collecting all three varieties affordable. The Medium Date is represented by just a single marriage, N-11, but it is likewise common.

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Price Guide

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1846 1C MS Brown
  GVGFVFXF5053555861626364656667686970
Base $ 22.00 25.00 28.00 40.00 90.00 155 185 210 240 325 375 550 900 1500 2600 5000 - - -
$ 100.00 - 200 230 265 - - - - - - - -
1846 1C MS Red Brown
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Base $ - - - - - - - - - 365 450 675 1300 2500 - - - - -
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NGC GRADE SUMMARY

Total Graded: 574
Low Grade: PrAg
Average Grade: 58
High Grade: 67


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Auction Prices Realized

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1/23/2006 NGC MS 64   Brown Heritage Auctions 2006 January Dallas, TX The Jules Reiver Collection Signature Auction #390, 390/Lot# 20240 $373.75
2/18/2008 NGC MS 64   Brown David Lawrence Rare Coins Monday - Internet Auction # 220, 226/Lot# 45 $493.35
5/18/2011 NGC AU 50   Brown Teletrade Auction 3069, 3069/Lot# 1017 $44.00
2/28/2012 PCGS MS 63   Red Brown Stack's Bowers The March 2012 Baltimore Auction, 135/Lot# 1347 $1,207.50
7/15/2012 PCGS Genuine UNC   Brown GreatCollections GreatCollections Coin Auctions 07/15/2012, 31/Lot# 55264 $165.00
7/14/2013 PCGS AU 50   Brown Heritage Auctions Internet Coin Auction Session(1), 131330/Lot# 22027 $123.38
1/26/2014 NGC MS 65   Red Brown Goldberg January 26-28, 2014 January Pre-Long Beach Sale 17.5% BP, 78/Lot# 838 $2,056.00
3/21/2014 NGC MS 62   Brown Heritage Auctions 2014 March 21 & 23 US Coins Signature Auction - San Francisco Session(3), 1198/Lot# 11032 $352.50


NGC Registry

NGC Registry Score 1846 1C MS Brown
 PrAgGVGFVF4045505355586061626364656667686970
Base76818910614332039845647154660270582092511031375205625974048654571389234
77839411820234641746149656463674385598411931602223630804880674278360
00000041746149656463674385598411931602223630804880674200
000000436466521583670781890104312841829241635645712694000
1846 1C MS Red Brown
 PrAgGVGFVF4045505355586061626364656667686970
Base551575597620642663688715735764793820874106613451878268828794465713877699997
559582604627649671697721744773802838938115915222148275134075356734885110
000000697721744773802838938115915222148275134075356734800
0000007067287547838118561002125217002418281539366247755800
1846 1C MS Red
 PrAgGVGFVF4045505355586061626364656667686970
Base45047750251552755157559764268470574583892513452033321246465656167623114957195
45948550651953555958261265669171877686710651574242636904982935821557398310
0000005826126566917187768671065157424263690498293582155700
00000058962767069873180789612051803281941685319130602635300
Competitive Registry Sets
CategoriesSets
US Type Set, including Modern Issues 667
Lincoln Cents, 1909-Date, Circulation Issue 446
Basic US Type Set, No Gold (7070) 425
Basic US Type Set, with Gold (7070 + Page 5) 404
Lincoln Cents, 1934-1958, Circulation Issue 343
Indian Head Cents, 1859-1909, Circulation Issue 332
Lincoln Cents, 1909-1958, Circulation Issue 309
US Type Set, 1792-1964 265
20th Century Series Type Set, Proofs & Non-Proofs 234
20th Century Series Type Set, Proofs & Non-Proofs - No Gold 217
20th Century Series Type Set, Non-Proofs Only 193
Nickel Five Cents Type Set 171
Small Cent Type Set 158
20th Century Series Type Set, Non-Proofs Only - No Gold 145
Large Cents, 1839-1857, Circulation Issue 90
19th Century Series Type Set, Non-Proofs Only 89
Lincoln Cents, 1909-Date, Complete 88
Large Cents, 1793-1857, Circulation Issue 77
19th Century Series Type Set, Non-Proofs Only - No Gold 54
19th Century Series Type Set, Proofs & Non-Proofs 53
19th Century Series Type Set, Proofs & Non-Proofs - No Gold 52
1952 Mint Set 43
Large Cent Type Set 32
Cents, 1793-Date, Complete Circulation Issue 30
US Type Set, 1792-1964, Circulated Coins Only 19
19th Century Series Type Set, Proofs Only 16
19th Century Series Type Set, Circulated Coins Only (No Gold) 15
Basic US Type Set, No Gold (7070), Circulated Coins Only 14
19th Century Series Type Set, Proofs Only - No Gold 13
Basic US Type Set, with Gold (7070 + Page 5), Circulated Coins Only 12
19th Century Series Type Set, Circulated Coins Only 12
Lincoln Cents, 1909-1958, Circulated Coins Only 12
20th Century Series Type Set, Circulated Coins Only (No Gold) 11
Large Cents, 1793-1857, Circulated Coins Only 9
Indian Head Cents, 1859-1909, Circulated Coins Only 8
20th Century Series Type Set, Circulated Coins Only 8
1846 Mint Set 6
Shield Nickels 1866-1883, Circulated Coins Only 3
Cents, 1793-Date, One Per Date, Circulation Issue 1
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Grade: MS 65 RB
Points: 2688
Owner: Electric Peak Collection
 
Grade: MS 65 BN
Points: 2056
Owner: Conly Rieder
 
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