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1839 1C Type of 1840 MS62BN PCGS #1817

The 1839 Type of 1840 is a specific die variety of all 1839 Large Cents. In this same year the mint also produced the Booby Head and the Silly Head, as well as a regular Coronet Head. This is the first of Gobrecht's Braided Hair cents. Despite being a first year type coin it does not appear to be heavily hoarded like many other first year coins. The survival ratings for 39 Type of 40 cents are quite abysmal. Only 150 UNCS and 50 Gems makes it quite challenging for the average collector to obtain a choice example. The coin in my collection was originally part of the "Ave Maria" collection of first year type coins, which for awhile occupied the #1 place in the PCGS registry. It is quite a pleasure to currently own this coin, given the prior pedigree. The piece itself displays a very nice even medium chocolate obverse with only minor marks and some tiny spots of corrosion near the date. The obverse luster is somewhat subdued, and the devices have just the lightest touch of friction. In my opinion the coin was probably stored in an old Wayte Raymond at some point prior to slabbing. The reverse of the coin displays pleasing carthweel luster and accents of original red around the wreath

1839 1C Type of 1840 MS62BN PCGS #1817

The 1839 Type of 1840 is a specific die variety of all 1839 Large Cents. In this same year the mint also produced the Booby Head and the Silly Head, as well as a regular Coronet Head. This is the first of Gobrecht's Braided Hair cents. Despite being a first year type coin it does not appear to be heavily hoarded like many other first year coins. The survival ratings for 39 Type of 40 cents are quite abysmal. Only 150 UNCS and 50 Gems makes it quite challenging for the average collector to obtain a choice example. The coin in my collection was originally part of the "Ave Maria" collection of first year type coins, which for awhile occupied the #1 place in the PCGS registry. It is quite a pleasure to currently own this coin, given the prior pedigree. The piece itself displays a very nice even medium chocolate obverse with only minor marks and some tiny spots of corrosion near the date. The obverse luster is somewhat subdued, and the devices have just the lightest touch of friction. In my opinion the coin was probably stored in an old Wayte Raymond at some point prior to slabbing. The reverse of the coin displays pleasing carthweel luster and accents of original red around the wreath

1843 1C Petite-Small Letters MS62BN PCGS #405830

One of the more common dates in the 1840's this major variety is still quite challenging to find in a problem free MS+ holder. This particular example is not the most appealing coin but it has a good overall look with only minor marks and enough luster to push it into a market graded 62 Holder.

1843 1C Petite-Small Letters MS62BN PCGS #405830

One of the more common dates in the 1840's this major variety is still quite challenging to find in a problem free MS+ holder. This particular example is not the most appealing coin but it has a good overall look with only minor marks and enough luster to push it into a market graded 62 Holder.

1846 1C Medium Date MS63BN PCGS #403883

The N-11 (or Medium) Date is one of the very challenging major varieties in the Braided Hair Large Cent series. Although no major variety for the year 1846 is truly rare, the medium date is a conditionally rarity in uncirculated condition. This specific coin (one of only a handful in PCGS 63 or better) exhibits a soft glossy luster with faint tints of red scattered throughout the coin. Some roughness (possibly from the planchet is noted in both the right and left obverse field. The reverse of the coin shows slightly more red, perhaps as much as 20% but fails to come near A RB designation. This coin is CAC approved.

1846 1C Medium Date MS63BN PCGS #403883

The N-11 (or Medium) Date is one of the very challenging major varieties in the Braided Hair Large Cent series. Although no major variety for the year 1846 is truly rare, the medium date is a conditionally rarity in uncirculated condition. This specific coin (one of only a handful in PCGS 63 or better) exhibits a soft glossy luster with faint tints of red scattered throughout the coin. Some roughness (possibly from the planchet is noted in both the right and left obverse field. The reverse of the coin shows slightly more red, perhaps as much as 20% but fails to come near A RB designation. This coin is CAC approved.

1849 1C MS64BN PCGS #1886

The 1849 Large Cent is one of the more reasonably common dates of the series. It is probably one of the easiest of all the 1840 date range as a date alone Oddly, the 1849 does not often survive in grades above AU58. Gems are excessively scarce and due to the this issue the market tightens around the MS64 level. This specimen is a delight to behold. The surfaces (although marked from bag storage) are beaming with sweeping carthweel luster and shimmering light blue tone, over faded red accents. Although the scraggly surfaces (visible significantly more under a glass) keep the coin from the lofty gem designation. However, the luster is heavily above the normal amount for these coins. The eye appeal apparent is normally seen in the MS66-67 range. Newcomb 20 CAC Approved

1849 1C MS64BN PCGS #1886

The 1849 Large Cent is one of the more reasonably common dates of the series. It is probably one of the easiest of all the 1840 date range as a date alone Oddly, the 1849 does not often survive in grades above AU58. Gems are excessively scarce and due to the this issue the market tightens around the MS64 level. This specimen is a delight to behold. The surfaces (although marked from bag storage) are beaming with sweeping carthweel luster and shimmering light blue tone, over faded red accents. Although the scraggly surfaces (visible significantly more under a glass) keep the coin from the lofty gem designation. However, the luster is heavily above the normal amount for these coins. The eye appeal apparent is normally seen in the MS66-67 range. Newcomb 20 CAC Approved

1850 1C MS66BN PCGS #405910

The 1850 Date is one that is extremely common in any grade better than VF and Gems are noticeably easy to find due to the occurrences of several hoards. Color of course is always a challenge. This particular piece does not have any known pedigree but at a lofty MS66BN it does claim the PCGS Top Pop for N21 and is the plate image coin for the listing. It is possibly that this coin came from a hoard that Abe Kosoff handled sometime ago, as was suggested to me by Bob Grellman. The piece was originally housed in an NGC holder and PCGS had no qualms about claiming this lovely piece as worthy of their own plastic. The surfaces are rather impeccable and flecked with bits of original fading red and medium satin brown. The reverse makes a case for a RB and is only flawed by a tiny pinscratch in the upper right night next to the ribbon. In any case it is truly a marvelously coin, cared for and treasured by 5 generations of collectors. It should also be noted that the coin is also in the Terminal state and CUDS are easily noticed on the reverse rim.

1850 1C MS66BN PCGS #405910

The 1850 Date is one that is extremely common in any grade better than VF and Gems are noticeably easy to find due to the occurrences of several hoards. Color of course is always a challenge. This particular piece does not have any known pedigree but at a lofty MS66BN it does claim the PCGS Top Pop for N21 and is the plate image coin for the listing. It is possibly that this coin came from a hoard that Abe Kosoff handled sometime ago, as was suggested to me by Bob Grellman. The piece was originally housed in an NGC holder and PCGS had no qualms about claiming this lovely piece as worthy of their own plastic. The surfaces are rather impeccable and flecked with bits of original fading red and medium satin brown. The reverse makes a case for a RB and is only flawed by a tiny pinscratch in the upper right night next to the ribbon. In any case it is truly a marvelously coin, cared for and treasured by 5 generations of collectors. It should also be noted that the coin is also in the Terminal state and CUDS are easily noticed on the reverse rim.

1855 1C Knob on Ear XF45BN PCGS #1913

One of the classic Braided Hair Major Varieties. The coin has a uniform medium brown surface with a sharp strike. Wear is evident only from the high points and the coin exhibits a nice smooth texture on the obverse. The reverse suffers a few corrosion spots and a scratch that are not major detractors without a glass. The coin I would say is an AU55 Sharpness Net VF35, for the corrosion and the scratch, as well as some old PVC in the protected areas. Purchased from eBay on 9/15.

1855 1C Knob on Ear XF45BN PCGS #1913

One of the classic Braided Hair Major Varieties. The coin has a uniform medium brown surface with a sharp strike. Wear is evident only from the high points and the coin exhibits a nice smooth texture on the obverse. The reverse suffers a few corrosion spots and a scratch that are not major detractors without a glass. The coin I would say is an AU55 Sharpness Net VF35, for the corrosion and the scratch, as well as some old PVC in the protected areas. Purchased from eBay on 9/15.