Description and Analysis
Braided Hair Cents
1844 1C PF
Description & Analysis
1844 is yet another year in the Braided Hair series in which all proofs are of a single die pair not used for currency pieces. This is strong circumstantial evidence that the proofs were coined separately at some later date. Indeed, the reverse die used for this N-8 marriage was used for 1845-49 proofs, as well, and all were likely produced at the same time.
At least 15 proofs are known, and there may be as many as 18.