½ Cent "Braided Hair - Half Cent"

Features

Issuer United States
Period Federal republic (1776-date)
Type Standard circulation coin
Years 1840-1857
Value Half Cent = 1/2 Cent (0.005 USD)
Currency Dollar (1785-date)
Composition Copper
Weight 5.44 g
Diameter 23 mm
Shape Round
Orientation Coin alignment ↑↓
Number N# 24585
Numista type number (https://numista.com)
References KM# 70
Tracy L. Schmidt (editor); 2019. Standard Catalog of World Coins / 2001-Date (14th edition). Krause Publications, Stevens Point, Wisconsin, USA.
And 4 more volumes.

Obverse

Miss Liberty facing left, surrounded by stars.

Lettering:
*************

1854

Engraver: Christian Gobrecht

Christian Gobrecht was the third Chief Engraver of the United States Mint from 1840 until his death in 1844. He was responsible for designing the famous "Seated Liberty" designs, which were in turn the direct inspiration for the design of the Trade Dollar.

Designer: Christian Gobrecht

Christian Gobrecht was the third Chief Engraver of the United States Mint from 1840 until his death in 1844. He was responsible for designing the famous "Seated Liberty" designs, which were in turn the direct inspiration for the design of the Trade Dollar.

Reverse

Value within wreath.

Lettering:
UNITED STATES OF AMERICA
HALF CENT

Engraver: Christian Gobrecht

Christian Gobrecht was the third Chief Engraver of the United States Mint from 1840 until his death in 1844. He was responsible for designing the famous "Seated Liberty" designs, which were in turn the direct inspiration for the design of the Trade Dollar.

Designer: Christian Gobrecht

Christian Gobrecht was the third Chief Engraver of the United States Mint from 1840 until his death in 1844. He was responsible for designing the famous "Seated Liberty" designs, which were in turn the direct inspiration for the design of the Trade Dollar.

Edge

Plain

Mint

United States Mint, Philadelphia, United States (1792-date)

Comments

General

1849

1852

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Date Mintage VG F VF XF AU UNC Frequency
1840  1.1% 1st restrike; Proof
1840  0.6% 2nd restrike; Proof
1840  0.6% original strike; Proof
1841  0.6% 1st restrike; Proof
1841  1.1% 2nd restrike; Proof
1841  1.7% original strike; Proof
1842  1.1% 1st restrike; Proof
1842  0.6% 2nd restrike; Proof
1842  1.1% original strike; Proof
1843  0.6% 1st restrike; Proof
1843  1.1% 2nd restrike; Proof
1843  0.6% original strike; Proof
1844  1.1% 1st restrike; Proof
1844  0.6% 2nd restrike; Proof
1844  0.6% original strike; Proof
1845  0.6% 1st restrike; Proof
1845  0.6% 2nd restrike; Proof
1845  1.1% original strike; Proof
1846  1.1% 1st restrike; Proof
1846  1.1% 2nd restrike; Proof
1846  0.6% original strike; Proof
1847  0.6% 1st restrike; Proof
1847  0.6% 2nd restrike; Proof
1847  1.7% original strike; Proof
1848  1.1% 1st restrike; Proof
1848  0.6% 2nd restrike; Proof
1848  0.6% original strike; Proof
1849  0.6% 1st restrike; small date; Proof
1849  39 864 11% large date
1849  0.6% original strike; small date; Proof
1850  39 812 8%
1851  147 672 $ 139 39%
1852  0.6% 1st restrike; Proof
1852  0.6% 2nd restrike; Proof
1852  1.1% original strike; Proof
1853  129 694 25%
1854  55 358 13%
1855  56 500 $ 138 14%
1856  40 430 $ 112 13%
1857  35 180 $ 32 8%

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