1843 P Braided Hair Liberty Head Large Cents : All Varieties

Early Copper Penny

Mintage: 2,425,342
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.):
1843 Petite Head vs Mature Head - Braided Hair Large Cent Penny
There are a few variety combinations of the 1843 Braided Hair Large Cent (Penny). Two varieties deal with a Mature Head vs Petite Head on the obverse of the coin. The petite liberty head is smaller and rotated more counter-clockwise while the mature head is larger and rotated more clockwise in direction as depicted above in the example comparison image of the two varieties.

In addition: Two other varieties deal with the size of the lettering on the reverse of the coin with Small Letters vs Large Letters which is depicted below in the example image comparing the sizes of the lettering:

1843 Small Letters vs Large Letters Braided Hair Large Cent - Difference and Comparison



Major Varieties:
1843 Braided Hair Large Cent - Mature Head - Large Letters
1843 Braided Hair Large Cent - Petite Head - Large Letters
1843 Braided Hair Large Cent - Petite Head - Small Letters

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: $0.0636


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