1/2 Cent - Braided Hair Half Cent (1840 - 1857)

Features

Denomination 1/2 Cent
Catalog Number KM# 70
Weight (g) 5.44
Diameter (mm) 23
Shape: Round
Composition: Copper
Not Magnetic
Currency Value (USD) 0.01
Orientation Coin orientation ↑↓
Demonetized

Obverse

Engraved by Christian Gobrecht
Lettering:
LIBERTY 1854

Reverse

Engraved by Christian Gobrecht
Lettering:
UNITED STATES OF AMERICA
HALF
CENT

Edge

Description:
Plain
Year Mintage Comment Rarity
1840 Very Rare
1841 Very Rare
1842 Very Rare
1843 Very Rare
1844 Very Rare
1845 Very Rare
1846 Very Rare
1847 Very Rare
1848 Very Rare
1849 Rare
1850 39,812 Rare
1851 147,672 Rare
1852 Very Rare
1853 129,694 Rare
1854 55,358 Rare
1855 56,500 Rare
1856 40,430 Rare
1857 35,180 Rare

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