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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:

1840 - PROOF only, mintage unknown

 

1841 - PROOF only, mintage unknown

 

1842 - PROOF only, mintage unknown

 

1843 - PROOF only, mintage unknown

 

1844 - PROOF only, mintage unknown

 

1845 - PROOF only, mintage unknown

 

1846 - PROOF only, mintage unknown

 

1847 - PROOF only, mintage unknown

 

1848 - PROOF only, mintage unknown

 

1849 - 39,864

 

1850 - 39,812

 

1851 - 147,672

 

1852 - PROOF only, mintage unknown

 

1853 - 129,694

 

1854 - 55,358

 

1855 - 56,500

 

1856 - 40,430

 

1857 - 35,180

 

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