- USA Coin Book
- Large Cents
- Braided Hair Liberty Head
- 1851-P : 51 Over 81
1851 Braided Hair Liberty Head Large Cents : 51 Over 81
Early Copper Penny
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.):
One major variety is the 1851/81 Braided Hair Large Cent (Penny) Overdate Error. This coin features an 1851 date struck over an inverted upside-down 1851 date. This resulted in the "51" being struck over an "81". One way to identify this coin is to notice a small portion of the underlying "8" on both sides of the "5" and parts of the underlying "1" around the upper portion of the overlying "1" as depicted by the arrows in the example image of the coin.
The 1851 Braided Hair Liberty Head Large Cent (51 Over 81 Variety) is worth $35 in average condition and can be worth $501 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: $0.0653
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