1849 Braided Hair Half Cents : Large Date

Early Copper Half Penny

Mintage: 39,864
Minted at: Philadelphia (No Mint Mark)

Designer - Engraver: Christian Gobrecht
Metal Composition: 100% Copper

Diameter: 23 mm
Mass / Weight: 5.44 grams

What This Coin Looks Like (Obverse, Reverse, Mint Mark Location, Special Features, etc.):
1849 Braided Hair Half Cent Penny - Large Date
This variety of the 1849 Braided Hair Half Cent (Penny) features a larger date. This is also a business strike issued for general circulation - the first business strike of the Braided Hair Half Cent series. From 1840 through 1848 (and the 1858-1859 restrikes) - all coins were issued as extremely rare proof coins only. There was an original strike and first restrike for 1849 - both of which had small numbers in the 1849 date and are very rare and valuable proof coins. There were no second restrikes in 1849. The business strike had much larger numbers used in the date than the proof coins. The difference between the small date vs large date is depicted below in the example comparison image:

1849 Small Date vs Large Date Braided Hair Half Cent - Difference and Comparison
Coin Value Chart: Typical Coin Prices, Values and Worth in USD based on Grade/Condition
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USA Coin Book Estimated Value of 1849 Braided Hair Half Cent (Large Date Variety) is Worth $94 in Average Condition and can be Worth $572 to $803 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: $0.0458

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