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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