1843 Braided Hair Half Cents : First Restrike - Proof Only

Early Copper Half Penny

Mintage: N/A
Minted at: Philadelphia

Designer - Engraver: Christian Gobrecht
Metal Composition: 100% Copper

Diameter: 23 mm
Mass / Weight: 5.44 grams

What this coin looks like (obverse, reverse, mint mark location, special features, etc.):
1843 Braided Hair Half Cent Penny - First Restrike
One major variety of the 1843 Braided Hair Half Cent (Penny) is the First Restrike version which was produced later on around 1859 for collectors. This can be identified by noting that the berries on the reverse of the coin are much smaller than the original version. In addition: The letter "T" in the word "CENT" is doubled towards the right as depicted in the example image above - which helps distinguish the first restrike from the second restrike. The difference between the 1843 braided hair half cent original vs first restrike vs second restrike is depicted below in the example comparison image (Source of example images are courtesy of Heritage Auction Galleries):

1843 Original vs First Restrike vs Second Restrike Braided Hair Half Cent - Difference and Comparison


Coin value chart: Typical coin prices, values and worth in USD based on grade/condition
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)
--------$5,817

The 1843 Braided Hair Half Cent (First Restrike - Proof Only Variety) is worth $5,817 or more. 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: $0.0319







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