1846 1C, BN (Proof)

Series: Coronet Head Cents 1817-1857

PCGS #:
1967
Designer:
Christian Gobrecht
Edge:
Plain
Diameter:
27.50 millimeters
Weight:
10.89 grams
Mintage:
22
Mint:
Philadelphia
Metal:
Copper
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Rarity and Survival Estimates Learn More

Grades Survival
Estimate
Numismatic
Rarity
Relative Rarity
By Type
Relative Rarity
By Series
All Grades 9 R-9.6 4 / 19 TIE 14 / 43 TIE
60 or Better 8 R-9.6 5 / 19 TIE 15 / 43 TIE
65 or Better 2 R-9.9 8 / 19 TIE 12 / 43 TIE
Survival Estimate
All Grades 9
60 or Better 8
65 or Better 2
Numismatic Rarity
All Grades R-9.6
60 or Better R-9.6
65 or Better R-9.9
Relative Rarity By Type All Specs in this Type
All Grades 4 / 19 TIE
60 or Better 5 / 19 TIE
65 or Better 8 / 19 TIE
Relative Rarity By Series All Specs in this Series
All Grades 14 / 43 TIE
60 or Better 15 / 43 TIE
65 or Better 12 / 43 TIE

Condition Census What Is This?

Pos Grade Image Pedigree and History
1 PR65BN PCGS grade

J. C. Morgenthau & Co., sold privately on 10/5/1939 - Floyd T. Starr Collection - Stack's 6/1984:472 - R.E. "Ted" Naftzger, Jr. Collection - Goldbergs 9/2009:704, $26,450

1 PR65BN PCGS grade
3 PR64BN PCGS grade

B. Max Mehl 1/1938 - Floyd T. Starr Collection - Stack's 6/1984:498 - Heritage 5/1990:609 - Denis W. Loring - Robinson S. Brown, Jr. - Wes Rasmussen  - Superior 2/1998:122 - J.R. Frankenfield - Superior 2/2001:1355 - Bowers & Merena 6/2009:325 - Bowers & Merena 8/2009:210 - Greensboro Collection - Heritage 1/2013:5534, $19,975

3 PR64BN PCGS grade
#1 PR65BN PCGS grade

J. C. Morgenthau & Co., sold privately on 10/5/1939 - Floyd T. Starr Collection - Stack's 6/1984:472 - R.E. "Ted" Naftzger, Jr. Collection - Goldbergs 9/2009:704, $26,450

#1 PR65BN PCGS grade
#3 PR64BN PCGS grade

B. Max Mehl 1/1938 - Floyd T. Starr Collection - Stack's 6/1984:498 - Heritage 5/1990:609 - Denis W. Loring - Robinson S. Brown, Jr. - Wes Rasmussen  - Superior 2/1998:122 - J.R. Frankenfield - Superior 2/2001:1355 - Bowers & Merena 6/2009:325 - Bowers & Merena 8/2009:210 - Greensboro Collection - Heritage 1/2013:5534, $19,975

#3 PR64BN PCGS grade
Jaime Hernandez:

All Proof Braided Hair Cents are very rare and the 1846 is no exception. Although a mintage of about 22 is listed far fewer have been confirmed. There is possibly a handful or two known examples in all grades combined. So collectors should not be picky when trying to find this coin, as any example of this issue is a great coin to own.