1855 Braided Hair Liberty Head Large Cents : Slanted 5s

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.):
1855 Braided Hair Large Cent Penny - Slanted 5's
One major variety is the 1855 Braided Hair Large Cent (Penny) with slanted or italic 5's as depicted above. The difference between the Slanted 5's vs Upright 5's is depicted below in the example comparison image of the coins:

1855 Slanted 5s vs Upright 5s 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$25$32$66$133$204$282-

USA Coin Book estimated value of 1855 Braided Hair Liberty Head Large Cent (Slanted 5s Variety) is worth $24 in average condition and can be worth $204 to $282 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: $0.0720





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