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Braided Hair Half Cent Value

MS (Mint State) Braided Hair Half Cent Value

Mint State, toned, Braided Hair Half Cent

Braided Hair Half Cent Value Facts

Date – Mint Rarity:

1857 is the lowest mintage and the value starts at $50 and this is followed by the 1849 and 1850 and they are worth around $45 in the lowest grade. The proofs and proof restrikes from 1849-1850 are extremely rare and their values begin in the thousands for all dates, and in the lowest grades.

Grade – Condition:

In G4 you can find most Braided Hair Half Cents for around $40-$50 raw and even less in grades AG3 and less. You can also find them at a larger discount if they’re cleaned, corroded or damaged in some way. In MS (Mint State) grades the coins are worth anywhere from $150 to $300 and this will depend on the coin’s eye appeal and if its RD (Red) or BN (Brown).

Note that when I mention a grade like G4 that means the coin is problem free – never cleaned, not pitted, or damaged in any way. If the coin has a “grainy” appearance or seems to have tiny holes, or scratches, or looks “pinkish” then it’s a problem coin and will sell for less than the values listed.

You also have three conditional factors that determine the Braided Hair Half Cent value and they are: Red (RD), RB (Red-Brown), BN (Brown). A RD coin is going to have at least 90% original luster as struck by the mint and is the most valuable condition. The luster conditions only apply to mint state coins so any circulated coin will be designated BN.

Braided Hair Half Cent value

Braided Hair Half Cent VG10

Varieties:

1849 Large Date is worth a few more dollars than a normal die.

Braided Hair Half Cent Value By Date:

1840
1841
1842
1843
1844
1845
1846
1847
1848
1849
1850
1851
1852
1853
1854
1855
1856
1857
 Date/Mint Mark

 Mintage

 G4

 VG8

 VF20

 EF40

 MS60

1840-1849 & 1852 were struck as original and as restrikes proofs.  Very Rare

 

 

(PF60)

 

 

$1,000

 

 

$1,200

 

 

$2,000

 

 

$3,000

 

 

$6,000

1849 Large Date

39,864

$50

$70

$130

$175

$325

1850

39,812

$45

$65

$160

$210

$420

1851

147,672

$45

$60

$95

$125

$180

1852 Original

(Proof)

$12,000

$25,000

$32,000

$37,000

$92,000

1853

129,694

$55

$80

$135

$175

$325

1854

55,358

$55

$80

$135

$175

$325

1855

56,500

$55

$80

$135

$175

$325

1856

40,230

$55

$80

$135

$175

$325

1857

35,180

$60

$90

$275

$315

$500

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