Home U.S. Coin Forum

Thinking of branching out to Half Cents...opinion of this 1855.

RLSnapperRLSnapper Posts: 495 ✭✭✭✭✭

I am getting down to the tough varieties of my Late Date LC set. I was thinking of making a non proof date set of Braided Hair Half Cents. This coin caught my eye....I was hoping for some opinions. Thanks.


  • Original and dusty.
    It does have a somewhat weak strike otherwise wholesome and a catch.
    Half cents are under-rated.

    Rebirth. Renewal. Transformation.

  • johnny9434johnny9434 Posts: 27,332 ✭✭✭✭✭

    Ya almost gotta have one that makes you smile, jmo ✌️

  • 291fifth291fifth Posts: 23,859 ✭✭✭✭✭

    So far as the 1855 half cent goes, keep looking. I don't like the strike or the eye-appeal.

    All glory is fleeting.
  • coinkatcoinkat Posts: 22,681 ✭✭✭✭✭

    I am not an expert with respect to US Copper. I like the look but the strike is below average. So what does that mean?


    And you alone are the final decision maker in connection with whether the look outweighs the weakness of the strike. That may largely depend on the price and whether you see value in compromise.

    Experience the World through Numismatics...it's more than you can imagine.

  • NeophyteNumismatistNeophyteNumismatist Posts: 853 ✭✭✭✭✭
    edited January 6, 2024 3:16PM

    The 1855 is one of the most common in the series to find in high grade. There are more red examples of this date than any other date in the series. You can afford to be very choosy with this one.

    Here is the set I completed last year https://ngccoin.com/registry/competitive-sets/449638/... I loved building this short set, and I would suggest it to anyone.

    I am a newer collector (started April 2020), and I primarily focus on U.S. Half Cents and Type Coins. Early copper is my favorite.

Leave a Comment

BoldItalicStrikethroughOrdered listUnordered list
Align leftAlign centerAlign rightToggle HTML viewToggle full pageToggle lights
Drop image/file