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Braided Hair Large Cent Value

Braided Hair Large Cent Value

Mint State Red (MS) Braided Hair Large Cent

Braided Hair Large Cent Value By Date

Date/Mint Mark
Mintage
G4
F12
VF35
EF45
AU55
MS63
1839 Petite head, type of 1840
3,128,661
$20
$40
$65
$130
$375
$929
1840 Large date
2,462,700
$20
$30
$36
$90
$240
$660
1840 Small date
Inc. above
$20
$26
$45
$100
$240
$760
1840 Small date, large 18
Inc. above
$20
$40
$50
$130
$456
$1675
1841
1,597,367
$20
$30
$45
$110
$276
$625
1842 Large date
2,383,390
$20
$30
$40
$100
$210
$526
1842 Small Date
Inc. above
$20
$30
$45
$100
$240
$690
1843 Petite head, small letters
2,425,342
$20
$30
$40
$84
$240
$565
1843 Petite head, large letters
Inc. above
$25
$50
$65
$175
$546
$720
1843 Mature head, large letters
Inc. above
$22
$30
$50
$160
$600
$1060
1844
2,398,752
$20
$35
$60
$86
$140
$340
1844/81 Over date
Inc. above
$40
$90
$135
$360
$636
$2550
1845
3,894,804
$15
$30
$40
$65
$100
$240
1846 Small date
4,120,800
$15
$30
$40
$60
$90
$290
1846 Medium date
Inc. above
$20
$35
$36
$84
$165
$340
1846 Tall date
Inc. above
$29
$50
$65
$100
$250
$420
1847
6,183,669
$15
$30
$50
$70
$86
$170
1847 7/small 7
Inc. above
$30
$70
$136
$160
$450
$1130
1848
6,415,799
$15
$40
$50
$60
$80
$190
1849
4,178,500
$15
$30
$35
$70
$170
$450
1850
4,426,844
$15
$30
$40
$85
$165
$330
1851
9,889,707
$20
$30
$50
$60
$120
$310
1851/81 Over date
Inc. above
$30
$50
$140
$190
$250
$680
1852
5,063,094
$20
$30
$40
$70
$160
$290
1853
6,641,131
$20
$30
$44
$75
$110
$290
1854
4,236,156
$15
$30
$40
$76
$125
$360
1855 Upright 5s
1,574,829
$20
$30
$40
$55
$130
$260
1855 Slanted 5s
Inc. above
$20
$30
$40
$70
$140
$260
1855 Slanted 5s, knob on ear
Inc. above
$23
$40
$60
$180
$250
$740
1856 Upright 5
2,690,463
$20
$30
$35
$80
$135
$240
1856 Slanted 5
Inc. above
$20
$30
$40
$80
$130
$300
1857 Large date
333,456
$70
$125
$200
$280
$320
$570
1857 Small date
Inc. above
$70
$130
$190
$260
$320
$700

Mint state (MS) and key date listed Braided Hair Large Cent values is for graded, certified and authenticated coins in PCGS or NGC holders. The rest are a sample of raw coin sell but this is not a guarantee your coin with the same date, mint, grade and holder will sell for this exact value.

Date – Mint Rarity:

Braided Hair Large Cent value is determined mostly determined by the rarity of the date. Low mintage dates are worth the most but it should also be noted that mintage figures for any date is what the mint recorded and not how many survived all the melting and losses to circulation. So Braided Hair large Cents are more rare than their mintage implies.

This series doesn’t have regular issue key dates so most are worth about the same value and they start out at $20 in G4 but can be bought cheaper sometimes. The G4 must be a problem free coin to bring that much. The 1857 Large Date is the key date and it’s worth $65 in G4.

The proofs of this series are extremely rare and worth thousands of dollars each, and there might still be some unidentified in a collection somewhere. So any candidates should be sent to a reputable grading services to be authenticated and certified.

This series doesn’t have a mint mark and were minted at the Philadelphia Mint.

Grade – Condition:

As pointed out before, Braided Hair Large Cents are all about the same price in G4, with 1857 Large Date being the exception, but the varieties are considered part of the series, more on their values in the next section.

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 value of a Braided Hair Large Cent 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.

The Braided Hair Large Cent value tends to begin an increase in EF40 (extremely fine) and AU (about uncirculated) they really take off. So an AU50 1847 has an estimated value of $90 and an 1854 in AU50 is $125 and that’s about the value range for non-variety examples.

Braided Hair Large Cent G4 Value

Braided Hair Large Cent G4 Grade

Mint State Red Braided Hair Large Cent Value

Mint State Red (RD) Braided Hair Large Cent

Varieties:

There’s a large number of varieties for this series, and too many to go into to detail about, so I will mention the most popular and a couple values. I encourage you to consult a book on the subject to learn more about the varieties and the values.

If you want to collect varieties then it’s important to learn the name Newcomb. It’s the last name of a man named Howard Newcomb and he studied and classified large cents and the N of his last name is used to help classify the varieties. Some examples of this is N-23 or N-11.

The Braided Hair series has several varieties that include over-dates, slanted dates, tall dates, upright dates, large dates, small dates, petite head, 1839 Type 1840 just to name a few. The most valuable tend to be the over-dates like the 1851/81 that starts at $30 and can be valued at $300 in MS60, and the 1843 Mature Head, Large Letters can start at $25 but is worth at least $700 in MS60.

Specifications:
Designer: Christian Gobrecht
Diameter: 23 millimeters
Metal content: Copper – 100%
Weight: 84 grains (5.44 grams)
Edge: Plain

Braided Hair Large Cent Value By Date And Mint

1839 Type of 1840
1840 Large Date
1840 Small Date
1840 Small/Large 18
1841
1842 Large Date
1842 Small Date
1843 Petite-Small Letters
1843 Petite-Large Letters
1843 Mature-Large Letters
1844
1844/81
1845
1846 Small Date
1846 Medium Date
1846 Tall Date
1847
1847/47 Large/Small 47
1848
1849
1850
1851
1851/81
1852
1853
1854
1855 Upright 55
1855 Slanted 55
1855 Knob on Ear
1856 Upright 5
1856 Slanted 5
1857 Large Date
1857 Small Date