Rare Beautiful 1854 Braided Hair Copper Half Cent AU+
Description: Very desirable, low mintage (55,000 only) and about uncirculated or better copper Braided Hair Liberty Head half cent. The coin itself is much better than the scan shows and has all of the details evident. Look at the details in the hair, the nose, the mouth, and the eyes. The word LIBERTY in the crown is crisp and all there. As you can see from the photo, the details on the reverse are all there with minimum wear, if any, commensurate with its age and its circulated status. The coin is nicely toned, has nice eye appeal and is beautiful. These coins were designed by Christian Gobrecht. Early US coins such as this are gradually getting more and more difficult to find especially in such a high grade. Please view photos as they are part and parcel of our description.
Size and Weight: 5.44 grams of copper and is 19 mm in diameter. The coin has the plain edge design.
References: Page 92 in "2010 US Coin R. S. Yeoman (The Official Red Book), 63rd edition, Kenneth Bressett, editor, Published by Whitman Publishing, LLC, Atlanta, GA." Page 58 in "2011 US Coin Digest, David Harper Editor and Henry Miller Market Analyst, 9th Edition, Krause Publication, Iola, WI."
Condition: I would grade this coin as a about uncirculated or better. The coin has minimum wear, if any, commensurate with its age and circulated status, some scratches, and bag marks, which do not distract from its beauty and quality. A definite nice and quality coin that is very rare and difficult to come by. Please see photo to appreciate condition and beauty of the coin.