Description and Analysis
Braided Hair Cents
1848 1C PF
Description & Analysis
N-19 is the single die marriage known for proof 1848 cents, and it was used solely to coin proofs. This date is more available than most before 1854, with two dozen or so examples traceable.
Why differences in rarity exist for the proof cents of the 1840s when it appears that all or most were coined at the same time years after their dates is a mystery.