Estimated grade. Sold by Bowers and Merena Nov '83 price realized $236.5
David Akers (1975/88): Like most Philadelphia Mint coins of the 1840's and early 1850's, the 1849 has a much higher mintage than the mintmarked coins of the same period. As a result, the 1849 has been accorded "common date" status by most cataloguers and standard pricing guides. That is hardly the case, however. Invariably this date is available only in VF or EF condition.