1855 P Braided Hair Liberty Head Large Cents : All Varieties

Early Copper Penny

Mintage: 1,574,829
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.):
1855 Slanted 5s vs Upright 5s Braided Hair Large Cent Penny
There were a few major varieties of the 1855 Braided Hair Large Cent (Penny). The two major varieties deal with the styling used in the 1855 date. One style featured a slanting or italic "55" while the other variety had a straight upright "55" in the date. The difference between the 1855 Slanted 5's vs Upright 5's is depicted above in the example comparison image of the coins.

Another major variety features a die break on the obverse of the coin which resulted in a very obvious blob appearing on the ear and just above the ear of the liberty portrait on the front of the penny. This is known as the "Knob On Ear" variety which appears on coins with the Slanted 5's variety. This variety is featured below:

1855 Knob On Ear Braided Hair Large Cent - Difference and Comparison.

Major Varieties:
1855 Braided Hair Large Cent - Slanted 5s
1855 Braided Hair Large Cent - Upright 5s
1855 Braided Hair Large Cent - Knob On Ear

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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