1847 Braided Hair Liberty Head Large Cents : 7 Over Small 7

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.):
1847/7 Braided Hair Large Cent Penny - 7 Over Small 7 Overdate
One major variety is the 1847/7 Braided Hair Large Cent (Penny) Overdate Error. This features a large 1847 date struck over a small 1847 date. This variety can be identified by noticing a portion of the underlying smaller "7" just above the larger "7". In some cases a portion of the smaller underlying "4" can be seen just above the larger "4". These features are depicted by the arrows in the example image of the coin above.
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)
$25$35$46$75$178$427$1,017$1,308-

The 1847 Braided Hair Liberty Head Large Cent (7 Over Small 7 Variety) is worth $35 in average condition and can be worth $1,017 or more in uncirculated 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: $0.0725





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