- USA Coin Book
- Large Cents
- Braided Hair Liberty Head
- 1844-P : 44 Over 81
1844 Braided Hair Liberty Head Large Cents : 44 Over 81
Early Copper Penny
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.):
One major variety is the 1844/81 Braided Hair Large Cent (Penny) Overdate error. This coin features the 1844 date struck on top of an inverted or upside-down 1844 date. This can be identified by noticing parts of the underlying "81" being seen under the overlying "44" at the end of the date. In some cases a very small portion of a "4" can be seen under the "8". These features are depicted by the arrows in the example image of the coin above.
USA Coin Book estimated value of 1844 Braided Hair Liberty Head Large Cent (44 Over 81 Variety) is worth $41 in average condition and can be worth $1,182 to $2,657 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: $0.0771
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