1855 Braided Hair Liberty Head Large Cents : Slanted 5s - Knob on Ear

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 - Knob On Ear
One major variety is the 1855 Braided Hair Large Cent (Penny) which had a blob or "knob" on the liberty's ear and only exists in the Slanted 5's variety. This "Knob On Ear" variety features an extremely obvious blob above the ear on the liberty portrait. This was the result of breaks and cracks in the die which resulted in an error on the coin. The knob on the ear is depicted above in the example image of the coin.
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)
$20$25$32$50$108$230$368$523-

The 1855 Braided Hair Liberty Head Large Cent (Slanted 5s - Knob on Ear Variety) is worth $25 in average condition and can be worth $368 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: $0.0718





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