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1840 Braided Hair Large Cent with Die Crack R1547

ZoinsZoins Posts: 33,726 ✭✭✭✭✭
edited April 4, 2022 6:03AM in U.S. Coin Forum

I'm a fan of die cracks and thought this was interesting. Is this die crack common?

I don't know much about these large cents, but I liked it enough to seriously consider buying it.


  • LoveMyLibertyLoveMyLiberty Posts: 1,784 ✭✭✭

    Seems to be an 1840 large date N-9 R3
    with the bisected die crack from below S4
    to S11. Perhaps MDS, die state d, or a bit
    later. It may be MS63-64, with some nicks
    and hairlines, but a nice example in brown
    and the die crack is common to this
    variety. The stars are more finished than
    some examples, but the dentils are a bit
    mushy. The portrait is known to have
    concentric circles of raised die lines, or
    pantograph lines evident on some examples.

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  • 1940coupe1940coupe Posts: 661 ✭✭✭✭
    edited March 14, 2017 6:59AM

    nice coin

  • SonorandesertratSonorandesertrat Posts: 5,695 ✭✭✭✭✭

    Bisecting die cracks are seen from time to time on large cents. In most cases, the cracked die held together long enough to produce coins with parallel sides. One of my 1798 large cents features a bisecting obverse die crack with the bottom half tilted away from the top half.

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  • Walkerguy21DWalkerguy21D Posts: 10,858 ✭✭✭✭✭

    Very nice example.
    Though I have many with extensive cracking around the peripheries, the only one with even a partial bisecting crack I own is a die state II 1839 N-1.


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  • ashelandasheland Posts: 22,158 ✭✭✭✭✭

    Nice coin indeed!

  • ZoinsZoins Posts: 33,726 ✭✭✭✭✭
    edited April 3, 2022 9:04PM


    Just ran across this thread again.

    The coin in the OP is one I serious considered buying and still miss!

    Can't believe it's been 5 years!

  • lkeneficlkenefic Posts: 7,474 ✭✭✭✭✭

    Time flies when you're having fun!! Gorgeous piece!!

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  • burfle23burfle23 Posts: 2,033 ✭✭✭✭✭
    edited April 4, 2022 6:02AM

    Love the coin as well; purchased this 1839/6 for my countermarked date set:

  • CatbertCatbert Posts: 6,256 ✭✭✭✭✭
    edited April 4, 2022 8:40AM

    Mine (N-7) (64 CAC) doesn't have the die crack (mine is an early die state), but I love the clean design before the large letter reverse came into play in later years.

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  • LanceNewmanOCCLanceNewmanOCC Posts: 19,999 ✭✭✭✭✭

    @Catbert said:
    Mine (N-7) (64 CAC) doesn't have the die crack (mine is an early die state), but I love the clean design before the large letter reverse came into play in later years.

    lovely images and coin. NOT very often and not often enough do we get to see that frosty white luster like that from images; especially on copper.

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