1840 Braided Hair Liberty Head Large Cents : Large Date

Early Copper Penny

Mintage: N/A
Minted at: Philadelphia

Designer - Engraver: Christian Gobrecht
Metal Composition: 100% Copper

Diameter: 28.5 mm
Mass / Weight: 10.89 grams

What this coin looks like (obverse, reverse, mint mark location, special features, etc.):
1840 Braided Hair Large Cent Penny - Large Date
There were two major varieties in regards to the size of the 1840 date on the Braided Hair Large Cent. The one depicted above is the large date variety with larger numbers and a different style. The difference between the 1840 Small Date vs Large Date Braided Hair Large Cent (Penny) is depicted below in the example comparison image of the coins:

1840 Large Date vs Small Date Braided Hair Large Cent - Difference and Comparison
Coin value chart: Typical coin prices, values and worth in USD based on grade/condition
Good
(G-4)
Very Good
(VG-8)
Fine
(F-12)
Very Fine
(VF-20)
Extremely Fine
(EF-40)
About Uncirculated
(AU-50)
Uncirculated
(MS-60)
Uncirculated
(MS-63)
Proof
(PR-63)
$19$22$25$35$84$204$307$501-

The 1840 Braided Hair Liberty Head Large Cent (Large Date Variety) is worth $22 in average condition and can be worth $307 or more in uncirculated mint condition. Click here to learn how to use coin price charts. Also, click here to learn about grading coins. The Melt Value shown below is how valuable the coin's metal is worth (bare minimum value of coin). Click here to see the Melt Value of every US coin.


MELT VALUE: $0.0639







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