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USA Coin Book >> Large Cents >> Braided Hair Liberty Head >> 1843-P : Petite - Large Letters

1843 P Braided Hair Liberty Head Large Cents : Petite - Large Letters

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:
1843 Braided Hair Large Cent Penny - Petite Head Large Letters

This variety of the 1843 Braided Hair Large Cent (Penny) features a smaller and petite liberty head on the obverse and large letters on the reverse of the coin.

The difference between the Petite Head vs Mature Head is that the petite head is smaller and rotate more in a counter-clockwise direction while the mature head is larger and rotated more clockwise as depicted below in the example comparison image:

1843 Petite Head vs Mature Head Braided Hair Large Cent - Difference and Comparison

The difference between the Large Letters vs Small Letters on the reverse of the coin can be seen below in the example comparison image of both coins as well:

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

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)
192943781993037991,455-

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