Description and Analysis

Braided Hair Cents
1849 1C PF

Description & Analysis

1849 is another cent for which all confirmed proofs are from a single die pair that was not used to coin currency pieces. The reverse die for this date is common to nearly all of the 1844-48 proofs, too, and it's likely that all of these dates were coined at the same time and some years later than 1849.

Just over a dozen proofs are known of N-18, though a few doubtful pieces are reported for N-30, too.