1 Cent "Liberty Head/Braided Hair Cent"

Features

Country United States
Type Standard circulation coin
Years 1839-1857
Value 1 Cent (0.01 USD)
Currency Dollar (1785-date)
Composition Copper
Weight 10.89 g
Diameter 27.5 mm
Thickness 2.39 mm
Shape Round
Orientation Coin alignment ↑↓
References KM# 67
  • Tracy L. Schmidt (editor); 2019. Standard Catalog of World Coins, 2001-Date (14th edition). Krause Publications, Stevens Point, Wisconsin, USA. ISBN 9781440248979.
  • Thomas Michael (editor), Tracy L. Schmidt (editor); 2016. Standard Catalog of World Coins, 1601-1700 (7th edition). Krause Publications, Iola, Wisconsin, USA. ISBN 9781440248573.
  • Thomas Michael (editor); 2016. Standard Catalog of World Coins, 1701-1800 (7th edition). Krause Publications, Iola, Wisconsin, USA. ISBN 9781440247064.
  • Tracy L. Schmidt (editor); 2019. Standard Catalog of World Coins, 1801-1900 (9th edition). Krause Publications, Stevens Point, Wisconsin, USA. ISBN 9781440248955.
  • Tracy L. Schmidt (editor); 2019. Standard Catalog of World Coins, 1901-2000 (47th edition). Krause Publications, Stevens Point, Wisconsin, USA. ISBN 9781440248962.

Obverse

Female portrait left, date below, 13 stars surrounding around the rim
NOTE: KM#67.1 with small dates, large dates on KM#67.2
NOTE: 1848 issue with small date letters is considered counterfeit

Lettering:
LIBERTY
1855

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.

Reverse

Value within wreath

Lettering:
UNITED STATES OF AMERICA
ONE 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.

Edge

Smooth

Mint

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

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Date Mintage G VG F VF XF AU UNC Frequency
1839  200,000 10.36 3%
1840  2,462,700 18.45 4% large date
1840  3% small date
1840  0.8% small date, large "18"
1841  1,597,367 31.19 57.68 5% small date
1842  4% large date
1842  2,383,390 44.66 5% small date
1843  3% mature head, large letters
1843  1.3% small head, large letters
1843  2,425,342 19.79 22.36 53.72 7% small letters, small head
1844  2,398,752 20.48 26.04 48.34 8%
1844  1.1% "44" over 81" overdate
1845  3,894,804 21.62 32.51 39.59 13%
1846  4% large date
1846  3% medium date, mintage included with 1845
1846  4,120,800 19.91 19.25 9% small date
1847  6,183,669 10.67 19.36 21.86 21.97 19%
1847  1.0% large "7" over small "7", mintage included with 1847
1848  6,415,799 9.93 21.62 22.79 37.36 48.07 20% large date
1849  4,178,500 19.85 21.62 29.90 23.62 84.37 13%
1850  4,426,844 19.79 14.95 22.79 12%
1851  9,889,707 16.89 21.92 21.78 23.44 48.34 27%
1851  1.6% "51" over "81", mintage included with 1851
1852  5,063,094 17.32 15.88 30.21 32.66 40.13 16%
1853  6,641,131 14.10 21.62 22.79 27.61 38.25 21%
1854  4,236,156 19.79 22.28 22.04 30.58 51.11 14%
1855  2% slanted "5", mintage included with 1855
1855  1.0% slanted "5"; button on ear, mintage included with 1855
1855  1,574,829 36.95 5% upright "5"
1856  38.67 4% slanted "5", mintage included with 1856 with "5" to the right
1856  2,690,463 18.13 32.66 6% upright "5"
1857  333,456 2% large date
1857  1.0% small date, mintage included with 1857 large date

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