1856 Braided Hair Liberty Head Large Cents : Upright 5

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.):
1856 Braided Hair Large Cent Penny - Upright 5
One major variety is the 1856 Braided Hair Large Cent (Penny) with an Upright "5" as depicted above. The difference between the 1856 Slanted 5 vs Upright 5 is depicted below in the example comparison image of the coins:

1856 Slanted 5 vs Upright 5 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$22$25$32$66$133$207$267-

USA Coin Book estimated value of 1856 Braided Hair Liberty Head Large Cent (Upright 5 Variety) is worth $22 in average condition and can be worth $207 to $267 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: $0.0749





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