1842 P Braided Hair Liberty Head Large Cents : All Varieties

Early Copper Penny

Mintage: 2,383,390
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.):
1842 Small Date vs Large Date Braided Hair Large Cent Penny
There were two major varieties of the 1842 Braided Hair Large Cent (Penny). One variety had a smaller date while the other had a larger date. The difference between the 1842 Large Date vs Small Date Penny is depicted in the example comparison image of the coin above.

Major Varieties:
1842 Large Date Braided Hair Large Cent
1842 Small Date Braided Hair Large Cent

Coin valuation chart: Typical coin prices, values and worth per grade or condition - in USD
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)
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MELT VALUE: $0.0629


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