History, Information, and Value of 1848 Braided Hair Half Cent
Value of 1848 C-PO-9 Braided Hair Half Cent
W-1 | Original, Large Berries, Proof | C-PO-9, B-1a | Breen dies: 1-A. | Perhaps just 15 to 20 examples of this issue can be accounted for this 1848 Braided Hair Half Cent today. The obverse die was used on all three varieties of the date. Like the 1847 half cents, the date this year is large and seemingly crowds the field below Liberty’s portrait more so than in other years.
Value of 1848 C-SR-10 Braided Hair Half Cent
W-2 | First Restrike, Small Berries, Proof | C-SR-10, B-2 | Breen dies: 1-B. | Some 30 to 35 examples exist for this, the most “common” (a relative term) of the three varieties of the year. Breen considered this to be the most available variety of all the Proof half cents struck 1840 to 1849. Usual doubled NT at CENT on the reverse.
Value of 1848 C-SR-25 Braided Hair Half Cent
W-3 | Second Restrike, Small Berries, Proof | C-SR-25, B-3 | Breen dies: 1-C. | About a dozen examples of W-3 can be accounted for today. Some are on heavier than usual planchets as in the preceding years. Die lines above RICA on the reverse.
The obverse text of the Braided Hair Half Cent reads “Liberty, 1848.” 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.