Lot Number:54
Start Time:5/8/2024 4:00:00 AM
End Time:5/26/2024 10:27:00 PM
Bid Count:9
Current High Bidder:f****3
Starting Bid:$1.00
Bid Increment:$1.50
Current Bid:$12.00

The Braided Hair Large Cent, minted from 1839 to 1857, has two distinct sides:

Obverse (heads):

  • Features Lady Liberty facing right.
  • Liberty's hair is styled in a braid that goes from her ear across her head to the forehead.
  • The inscription "LIBERTY" curves around the upper rim of the coin.
  • The date is inscribed below Liberty's bust.

Reverse (tails):

  • Shows a wreath encircling the denomination "ONE CENT" in the center.
  • The words "UNITED STATES OF AMERICA" are inscribed around the rim.

Here are some additional details about the Braided Hair Large Cent:

  • Material: Copper
  • Diameter: 27 millimeters (around 1.1 inches)
  • Thickness: About 3 millimeters (around 0.12 inches)
  • Weight: Roughly 13.5 grams (around 0.48 ounces)

The Braided Hair Large Cent was a large and relatively heavy coin for everyday use. This, along with the rising price of copper, led to the introduction of the smaller and lighter flying eagle cent in 1857.

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