1845 P 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.):
1845 Braided Hair Half Cent Penny - First Restrike

One major variety of the 1845 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 1845 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):

1845 Original vs First Restrike vs Second Restrike Braided Hair Half Cent - Difference and Comparison



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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