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Braided Hair (1840 - 1857)

Both originals and restrikes use the reverse of 1840 to 1857. Most originals have large berries and most restrikes have small berries in the wreath.

Braided Hair (1840 - 1857)
1840 - 1857

Braided Hair (1840 - 1857)

Coin Attributes

  • Design Years: 1840 - 1857
    Designer: Christian Gobrecht
    Weight: 5.440 grams
    Diameter:23 mm
    Composition:
    • 1.0000 copper
    Edge: plain
Grade Price Guide
Circ|MS|PF
  • Description
  • Mintage
  • VG-8 Very Good. Very Good. Beads in hair uniformly distinct. Hair lines visible in spots.
  • F-12 Fine. Fine. Hair lines above ear worn. Beads sharp.
  • VF-20 Very Fine. Very Fine. LIBERTY plain; detail in hair curl. Lowest curl worn; hair otherwise distinct.
  • EF-40 Extremely Fine. Extremely Fine. Small amount of wear on top of hair and below L in LIBERTY. Wear evident on wing. Light wear on highest points of hair and on leaves.
  • AU-50 About Uncirculated. About Uncirculated. Very slight trace of wear on hair above Liberty’s ear. Trace of wear on coronet and hair above ear.
  • MS-60 Uncirculated. Uncirculated. No trace of wear. Clear luster. No trace of wear. Light blemishes.
  • MS-60BN Mint State. Mint State. No trace of wear. Clear luster. No trace of wear. Light blemishes.
  • MS-63 Choice Uncirculated. Choice Uncirculated. Some distracting contact marks or blemishes in prime focal areas. Impaired luster possible. No trace of wear.
  • MS-63BN Mint State. Mint State. Some distracting contact marks or blemishes in prime focal areas. Impaired luster possible. No trace of wear.
  • MS-63RB Mint State. Mint State. Some distracting contact marks or blemishes in prime focal areas. Impaired luster possible. No trace of wear.
  • MS-65BN Mint State. Mint State.
  • MS-65RB Mint State. Mint State.
  • PF-60BN Proof. Proof.
  • PF-63 Choice Proof. Choice Proof. Nearly perfect; only light blemishes.
  • PF-63BN Proof. Proof. Nearly perfect; only light blemishes.
  • PF-63RB Proof. Proof. Nearly perfect; only light blemishes.
  • PF-65 Gem Proof. Gem Proof.
  • PF-65BN Proof. Proof.
  • PF-65RB Proof. Proof.
  • 1850

    1850

    Half Cents Braided Hair (1840 - 1857) 1850
    Half Cents Braided Hair (1840 - 1857) 1850
  • 39,812
  • 55
  • 1851

    1851

    Half Cents Braided Hair (1840 - 1857) 1851
    Half Cents Braided Hair (1840 - 1857) 1851
  • 147,672
  • 50
  • 1854

    1854

    Half Cents Braided Hair (1840 - 1857) 1854
    Half Cents Braided Hair (1840 - 1857) 1854
  • 55,358
  • 50
  • 1855

    1855

    Half Cents Braided Hair (1840 - 1857) 1855
    Half Cents Braided Hair (1840 - 1857) 1855
  • 56,500
  • 50
  • 1856

    1856

    Half Cents Braided Hair (1840 - 1857) 1856
    Half Cents Braided Hair (1840 - 1857) 1856
  • 40,430
  • 50
  • 1857

    1857

    Half Cents Braided Hair (1840 - 1857) 1857
    Half Cents Braided Hair (1840 - 1857) 1857
  • 35,180
  • 75
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