1856 P Braided Hair Liberty Head Large Cents : All Varieties

Early Copper Penny

Mintage: 2,690,463
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.):
1856 Slanted 5 vs Upright 5 Braided Hair Large Cent Penny
There two major varieties of the 1856 Braided Hair Large Cent (Penny). The two major varieties deal with the styling used in the 1856 date. One style featured a slanting or italic "5" while the other variety had a straight upright "5" in the date. The difference between the 1856 Slanted 5 vs Upright 5 is depicted above in the example comparison image of the coins.

Major Varieties:
1856 Braided Hair Large Cent - Slanted 5
1856 Braided Hair Large Cent - Upright 5

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: $0.0634


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