1852 Braided Hair Half Cents : Original - Proof Only

Early Copper Half Penny

Mintage: N/A
Minted at: Philadelphia

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.):
1852 Braided Hair Half Cent Penny - Original
One major variety of the 1852 Braided Hair Half Cent (Penny) is the Original strike version. This can be identified by noting that the berries on the reverse of the coin are large and round. The first and second restrike varieties have small berries. The difference between the 1852 braided hair half cent original vs first restrike vs second restrike is depicted below in the example comparison image (Source of example images are courtesy of Heritage Auction Galleries):

1852 Original vs First Restrike vs Second Restrike Braided Hair Half 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)
--------$64,987

The 1852 Braided Hair Half Cent (Original - Proof Only Variety) is worth $64,987 or more. 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: $0.0359





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