History, Information, and Value of 1841 Braided Hair Half Cent
Value of 1841 C-PO-2 Braided Hair Half Cent
W-1 | Original, Large Berries, Proof | C-PO-2, B-1 | Breen dies: 1-A. | This variety was struck in 1841 for inclusion in Proof sets and as individual purchases at the Mint. Some 35 to 50 examples of the 1841 Braided Hair Half Cent are known today. The 1841 seems to be the most available among original Proof half cents of the era_but by no means are they common. Some examples have the same crushed reeding on the edge as certain 1840 Proofs. This variety shares its obverse with the other 1841 Proof varieties.
Value of 1841 C-SR-3 Braided Hair Half Cent
W-2 | First Restrike, Small Berries, Proof | C-SR-3, B-2 | Breen dies: 1-B. | With only five to seven pieces thought to exist, this restrike is a rare item indeed. The reverse exhibits slight doubling at NT of CENT. Struck at some point during or soon after 1856 for collectors of the era.
Value of 1841 C-SR-18 Braided Hair Half Cent
W-3 | Second Restrike, Small Berries, Proof | C-SR-18, B-3 | Breen dies: 1-C. | Just 10 to 12 or so examples of this later restrike_circa spring 1859 or later_can be accounted for today with any certainty. By now an obverse die crack has formed. Diagonal die lines above RICA on the reverse. Specimens of W-3 are known on heavy planchets that weigh 96.1 grains on average; the average weight otherwise is 83.9 grains.
The obverse text of the Braided Hair Half Cent reads “Liberty, 1841.” The reverse of the coins read “United States of America, Half Cent.” If you are selling your coin, please consider contacting our rare coin experts, or consulting our rare coin price guide. We are the old coin buyer that you can trust, and we will offer you top dollar for your coin. To get an old coin appraisal, our experts will need to see an image of the rare coins you are interested in selling. Please include a front and back image of the coins.