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1849 Braided Hair Half Cent. C-1. Rarity-2. Large Date. MS-65 BN (PCGS). CAC.


Price $6,350.00


DESCRIPTION
Top Pop Gem 1849 Half Cent
None Finer at PCGS or CAC

1849 Braided Hair Half Cent. C-1. Rarity-2. Large Date. MS-65 BN (PCGS). CAC.
Breen Die State II. Manley Die State 2.0. A truly exceptional Gem with considerable Mint Red glowing from the protected areas on both sides. The patina is otherwise dominated by rich chocolate-brown shades and a delightful glossy texture. Well struck and free of notable blemishes, this specimen is one of the finest known from these dies. Not a single example is ranked higher at PCGS or CAC in any color designation.
The 1849 C-1 vies with the 1857 as the second scarcest circulation strike issue in the Braided Hair half cent series. It is known as the Large Date variety, which distinguishes it from its identically dated Proof counterpart. This is an exceptionally well preserved Gem that will please even the most discerning numismatist.
By the end of 1835 the Philadelphia Mint's backlog of half cents amounted to 539,000 coins, and continued coinage of the Classic Head design was suspended until these could be distributed into commercial channels. This was likely to take a while, given the unpopularity of this denomination in commerce at the time, and it was not until 1849 that circulation strike production resumed. By that time Christian Gobrecht's Braided Hair motif had already been in use for Proof coinage since 1840, and it was this design type that would continue until the end of the series in 1857. The planchets for all circulation strike half cents of this era, 1849 to 1857, were supplied by Crocker Brothers & Co. of Taunton, Massachusetts.

PCGS# 1218.NGC ID: 26Y5.

PCGS Population: 8 none finer.
CAC Population: 7; none finer.
Ex Jon Hanson; Donald G. Partrick.

PREVIOUS PRICES REALIZED
IMAGEAUCTION/LOTDESCRIPTIONDATEREALIZED**
Session 4 - Rarities Night, Featuring the ESM Collection of Half Cents, Selections from the Harrington Collection and the E. Horatio Morgan Collection - Lots 3001-3300
Lot 3048
1849 Braided Hair Half Cent. C-1. Rarity-2. Large Date. MS-65 BN (PCGS). CAC. Mar 20$6,600.00
Session 2 - U.S. Coins Part 1 - Lots 1001-1411
Lot 1007
1849 Braided Hair Half Cent. C-1. Rarity-2. Large Date. MS-64 BN (PCGS). Nov 19$1,020.00
Session 9 - U.S. Coins Internet Session
Lot 32425
1849 Braided Hair Half Cent. C-1. Rarity-2. Manley Die State 2.0. Large Date. MS-63 BN (PCGS). Mar 15$540.50
Session 11 - Internet Only - U.S. Coins Part 1 - Lots 10001-11158
Lot 10657
1849 Braided Hair Half Cent. C-1. Rarity-2. Large Date. MS-63 BN (NGC). Mar 19$504.00
Session 4 - Internet Only - U.S. Coins Part I
Lot 12294
1849 Braided Hair Half Cent. C-1. Rarity-2. Large Date. MS-63 BN (PCGS). CAC. Jun 17$587.50
Session 6 – US Coins – Internet Only – Part 1
Lot 4409
1849 Braided Hair Half Cent. C-1. Rarity-2. Large Date. MS-63 BN (PCGS). Aug 16$517.00
August 2020 Auction - Session 4 - Internet Only - U.S Coins Part 1 - Lots 4001-4757
Lot 4386
1849 Braided Hair Half Cent. C-1. Rarity-2. Large Date. MS-63 BN (PCGS). Aug 20$600.00
The July 2019 Collectors Choice Online Auction - U.S. Coins - Lots 91001-91912
Lot 91006
1849 Braided Hair Half Cent. Large Date. MS-62 BN (PCGS). OGH. Jul 19$432.00
Session 8 - Internet Only - U.S. Coins Part 1 - Lots 7001-7597
Lot 7320
1849 Braided Hair Half Cent. C-1. Rarity-2. Large Date. MS-62 BN (PCGS). Aug 21$660.00
Session 9 - Internet Only - U.S. Coins Part 1 - Lots 6001-6694
Lot 6407
1849 Braided Hair Half Cent. C-1. Rarity-2. Large Date. MS-62 BN (PCGS). CAC. Aug 19$720.00

** NOTE. All prices realized reflect the final hammer price plus the buyer’s premium. As errors can occur, you should contact each pricing source to determine the accuracy of this information. No item may be returned or refused based on the information provided.

PRICE GUIDE
GRADEGREYSHEETCOLLECTOR'S PRICE GUIDECAC MARKET REVIEWCOIN WORLD TRENDSPCGS PRICE GUIDEPCGS +NGC PRICE GUIDENGC +
64$1,200$1,500$1,720-$1,600$1,800$1,350$1,725
65$4,000$5,000$6,880-$6,750-$7,500-
66$1,550$1,940$2,250-----

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POPULATION GUIDE
SERVICEGRADEPOPULATION IN THIS GRADEPLUSPOPULATION IN HIGHER GRADETOTAL
PCGS65500541
NGC6500017
CAC657-065

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PCGS POPULATION GUIDE
GRADE12346810121520253035404545+5050+5353+5555+5858+60616262+6363+6464+6565+6666+6767+6868+6970Total
Base----11--12210123454-42-48-93-7217858-56-34-5---------541
Percent----00--0001269-7-8-17-1301110-10-6-0---------100

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NGC POPULATION GUIDE
GRADE12346810121520253035404545+5050+5353+5555+5858+60616262+6363+6464+6565+6666+6767+6868+6970Total
Base-1--2--2--165-----------------------------17
Percent-5--11--11--53529-----------------------------100
Star------------------------------------------0
Total-1--2--2--165-----------------------------17

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CAC POPULATION GUIDE
Grade123468101215202530354045505355586061626364656667686970Total
Gold-----------------------1------1
Green-------------11--6121-810187-----64

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