History, Information, and Value of 1857 Braided Hair Half Cent
Value of 1857 C-1 Braided Hair Half Cent
W-1 | C-1 (Proof, SO-3 for W-1a, SR-14 for W-1b), B-1 | Breen dies: 1-A. | The final year of half cents! Only five to seven Proof examples of 1857 Braided Hair Half Cent, W-1 are known but the sizable population of circulation strikes_some 1,600 to 3,200 pieces_is a boon to today’s collectors. Numerous Mint State coins exist and are often found with soft mint orange highlights.
Value of 1857 C-1b Braided Hair Half Cent
W-2 | C-1b, B-2 | Breen dies: 1-B. |Reverse with First Restrike die, doubling at NT in CENT. Proofs of this variety are numerous in today’s marketplace with perhaps 120 to 150 or so pieces known of the 1857 Braided Hair Half Cent, W-2. Circulation strikes from this die pair exist though only 50 to 80 or so pieces can be identified.
The obverse text of the Braided Hair Half Cent reads “Liberty, 1857.” 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.