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
Very Good
Very Fine
Extremely Fine
About Uncirculated

MELT VALUE: $0.0502

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