1847 Liberty Head Braided Hair Design Large Cent NGC Graded VF30 BN
Description: A nice brown NGC VF 30 BN copper 1847 Liberty Head with a Braided Hair design large cent or penny. The coin itself is better than the scan shows and has much of its details evident. The details of the coins are very distinct with wear commensurate with its grade. The obverse shows some wear to the cheek of lady liberty as well as the hair lines. However, you can still see the word LIBERTY but it also shows considerable wear. The rest of the coin shows wear but the details are still easily identifiable, just look at Liberty's head and the details of her face and hair with some wear to it and the word LIBERTY which is also worn, but the date is still well preserved. The word one cent in the center of the reverse and the words United States of America are very distinct while the wreath has wear and lost most of its detail. The coin has wear commensurate with its age and circulated status. The coin is problem free and in original condition displaying a handsome brown colored patina. These coins were designed by Christian Gobrecht. Early US coins such as this are gradually getting difficult to find. Please carefully review scan presented as it is part and parcel of our description.
Size and Weight: Originally 10.89 grams of a copper and is ~28-29 mm in diameter. The coin has the plain edge design.
References: "2015 US Coin R. S. Yeoman (The Official Red Book), 68th edition, Kenneth Bressett, editor, Published by Whitman Publishing, LLC, Atlanta, GA." and Page 61 in "2011 US Coin Digest, David Harper Editor and Henry Miller Market Analyst, 9th Edition, Krause Publication, Iola, WI."
Condition: The coin is graded and comes in a plastic slab by Numismatic Guarantee Corporation (NGC). It is graded as VF 30 BN. The coin is problem free and has a beautiful brown patina and wear commensurate with its age and circulated status. It is much better than the scan suggest and you would be very pleased when you get it. It has a few scratches, dings, and bag marks commensurate with its age and circulated state. The coin is in good original condition and is truly a nice coin. A definite a good find, deserving a spot in your collection. Please see photo for additional condition information.