1857 Braided Hair Liberty Head Large Cents : Small Date

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.):
1857 Braided Hair Large Cent Penny - Small Date
One major variety of the 1857 Braided Hair Large Cent (Penny) is the Small Date variety as depicted above which has smaller numbers in the 1857 date. The difference between the 1857 Small Date vs Large Date varieties is depicted below in the example comparison image of the coins:

1857 Small Date vs Large Date 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)
$66$84$108$133$204$316$429$816-

USA Coin Book estimated value of 1857 Braided Hair Liberty Head Large Cent (Small Date Variety) is worth $84 in average condition and can be worth $429 to $816 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: $0.0711





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