1857 P Braided Hair Liberty Head Large Cents : All Varieties

Early Copper Penny

Mintage: 333,456
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.):
1857 Braided Hair Large Cent Penny - Small Date vs Large Date
There were two major varieties of the 1857 Braided Hair Large Cent (Penny). One variety had smaller numbers in the 1857 date and the other had much larger numbers as depicted above in the example comparison image comparing the differences between the two coins.

Major Varieties:
1857 Braided Hair Large Cent - Small Date
1857 Braided Hair Large Cent - Large Date

Coin valuation chart: Typical coin prices, values and worth per grade or condition - in USD
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Very Fine
Extremely Fine
About Uncirculated

MELT VALUE: $0.0502

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