1843 Braided Hair Liberty Head Large Cents : Mature - Large Letters

Early Copper Penny

Mintage: N/A
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.):
1843 Braided Hair Large Cent Penny - Mature Head Large Letters
This variety of the 1843 Braided Hair Large Cent (Penny) features a larger and more mature liberty head on the obverse and large letters on the reverse of the coin.

The difference between the Petite Head vs Mature Head is that the petite head is smaller and rotate more in a counter-clockwise direction while the mature head is larger and rotated more clockwise as depicted below in the example comparison image:

1843 Petite Head vs Mature Head Braided Hair Large Cent - Difference and Comparison

The difference between the Large Letters vs Small Letters on the reverse of the coin can be seen below in the example comparison image of both coins as well:

1843 Small Letters vs Large Letters Braided Hair Large 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)
$19$24$28$46$152$282$545$922-

USA Coin Book estimated value of 1843 Braided Hair Liberty Head Large Cent (Mature - Large Letters Variety) is worth $24 in average condition and can be worth $545 to $922 or more in uncirculated (MS+) mint condition. 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: $0.0761





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