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Braided Hair Half Cent (half penny)

United States of America coinage

US Dollar ($)=100 cents
1/2 cent = 0.005 $US

 

old US coin half cent 1851
Braided Hair Half Cent
Minted: 1840-1857
KM#70

Designer: Christian Gobrecht

Metal: copper
Diameter: 23.5 mm.
Weight: 5.44 g.
Edge: plain

Reverse: value within wreath
Reverse legend: HALF CENT / UNITED STATES OF AMERICA

Obverse: head facing left, within circle of 13 stars
Obverse legend: date

Mintage:

1840PROOF only, mintage unknown
1841PROOF only, mintage unknown
1842PROOF only, mintage unknown
1843PROOF only, mintage unknown
1844PROOF only, mintage unknown
1845PROOF only, mintage unknown
1846PROOF only, mintage unknown
1847PROOF only, mintage unknown
1848PROOF only, mintage unknown
1849 39,864
1850 39,812
1851147,672
1852PROOF only, mintage unknown
1853129,694
185455,358
185556,500
185640,430
185735,180

 

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