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Coin Details

Origin/Country: UNITED STATES
Design Description: CENTS - CORONET, BRAIDED HAIR
Item Description: 1C 1846 SMALL DATE N-9
Full Grade: NGC MS 65 RB
Owner: Electric Peak Collection

Set Details

Custom Sets: This coin is not in any custom sets.
Competitive Sets: EPC Large Cents (Late Dates 1839-1857)   Score: 2688
EPC Large Cents   Score: 2688
Research: NGC Coin Explorer NGC Coin Price Guide
NGC US Coin Census for Braided Hair Cents (1839-1857)

Owner Comments:

NGC graded MS 65 RB
Variety: N-9, die state a

This is a really nice 1846 cent. It has great luster, interrupted by a few patches of slightly darker toning behind the portrait. There is much more original color than is apparent in the photograph. It is a nice example of the scarce early die state.

I purchased this cent from Chris McCawley at the Summer 2008 Baltimore show. It had previously appeared in a January 2005 Heritage auction.

From the Heritage catalog:
1846 1C Small Date MS65 Red and Brown NGC. N-9, R.2.
A scarce early die state with prominent die lines (as made) throughout the reverse field. A nicely struck piece with considerable Red color on the reverse. A faint luster graze on the cheekbone, otherwise quite pleasing.
Population: 2 in 65 Red and Brown, none finer (12/04).(#1866)

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