History, Information, and Value of 1846 Braided Hair Half Cent
Value of 1846 C-PO-7 Braided Hair Half Cent
W-1 | Original, Large Berries, Proof | C-PO-7, B-1 | Breen dies: 1-A. | One of perhaps 20 to 25 or so examples of the issue extant. The obverse die of the 1846 Braided Hair Half Cent, W-1 saw use for W-2 and 3, the two later restrikes of the date. 1846 was a curious time for date punches at the Mint, and many denominations feature oddly formed figures in the date. The 8 in the date of the 1846 half cents is “script” and perhaps from the hand of someone new to the Mint’s staff, as it does not resemble the 8s in use before or after in the half cent series.
Value of 1846 C-SR-8 Braided Hair Half Cent
W-2 | First Restrike, Small Berries, Proof | C-SR-8, B-2 | Breen dies: 1-B. | This rare variety exists in tiny numbers with perhaps as few as five to seven pieces known! The reverse dies with doubling at NT of CENT, a hallmark of First Restrike Proof half cents.
Value of 1846 C-SR-23 Braided Hair Half Cent
W-3 | Second Restrike, Small Berries, Proof | C-SR-23, B-3 | Breen dies: 1-C. | Perhaps 14 to 17 or so examples of this issue can be accounted for today. As in previous years, some are known on heavier planchets than was typical for half cents of the era. Die lines above RICA on the reverse.
The obverse text of the Braided Hair Half Cent reads “Liberty, 1846.” 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.