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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
185556,500
1856 40,430
1857 35,180

 

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