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Braided Hair Cent w/extreme damage no date and rotated die. Can a date be figured out.

MtW124MtW124 Posts: 265 ✭✭✭
edited January 6, 2024 1:43PM in U.S. Coin Forum

I bought this coin because of the fact it survived and exists. Just the thought of what this coins life journey entailed intrigued me enough to pull a couple of dollars out. No other reason. I know that experts have studied half cents and diagnose different coins with very little left of the obverse and reverse to unravel the mystery. Maybe someone here can tell me what date I have. Thanks and sorry at the same time.


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  • MFeldMFeld Posts: 11,750 ✭✭✭✭✭

    It looks like a cent.

    Mark Feld* of Heritage Auctions*Unless otherwise noted, my posts here represent my personal opinions.

  • MtW124MtW124 Posts: 265 ✭✭✭
    edited January 6, 2024 1:42PM

    @MFeld Thanks for answering MFeld. I guess I thought that the beads holding her hair in a bun matched up with the braided hair half cent. I looked at both the classic head cent and the coronet head cent and neither one matched the style of Bun her hair presents.

    Edit: my mistake, I see the Braided Hair cent now. Please disregard my comment above. I will compare date locations on the cent and see if I can find one close to where the 18 are positioned. Thanks MFeld for pointing that error on my part out. If I can figure out how to change the heading I will.

  • OwnerofawheatiehordeOwnerofawheatiehorde Posts: 1,461 ✭✭✭✭✭

    I see 185_.

    Type collector, mainly into Seated. Young Numismatist. Good BST transactions with: mirabela, OKCC, MICHAELDIXON

  • MFeldMFeld Posts: 11,750 ✭✭✭✭✭

    My comment was based on the shape of Liberty’s face. But another option for you would have been to measure the size of the coin. I see you were able to edit the thread title.

    Mark Feld* of Heritage Auctions*Unless otherwise noted, my posts here represent my personal opinions.

  • MtW124MtW124 Posts: 265 ✭✭✭

    @Ownerofawheatiehorde @MFeld Thanks and when I get back from my grandsons soccer game I will measure the coin to verify which coin it might be. The date looks really slanted to me as well and very high. So far I haven’t found any with that date location. The search continues. I knew that I could get help from the forum. I appreciate it.

  • redraiderredraider Posts: 120 ✭✭✭✭

    1855 knob on ear?

  • PerryHallPerryHall Posts: 45,209 ✭✭✭✭✭

    @MFeld said:
    But another option for you would have been to measure the size of the coin.

    Weighing the coin would also work.

    Worry is the interest you pay on a debt you may not owe.

  • MtW124MtW124 Posts: 265 ✭✭✭

    @redraider @PerryHall @MFeld
    This coin is 27.5 mm in diameter and 8.54 grams in weight.

  • MtW124MtW124 Posts: 265 ✭✭✭

    I’m just guessing here but the 1851 Newcomb 10 date location looks kind of close in regards to where the top of the eight touches the Bust. Hopefully someone experienced in large cents has some information. As far as the rotation, is it’s the Obverse or the Reverse that rotated and is there documentation as to which dates had this issue.

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