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US Braided Hair Liberty Head Large Cent in Fine Condition (Dates Of Our Choice)

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US Braided Hair Liberty Head Large Cent in Fine Condition (Dates Of Our Choice)

The 1850 United States 'braided hair' one cent obverse features the matron-like head of Liberty facing left, with braided hair, wearing a headband showing the word 'LIBERTY'. 13 stars encircle the main design, with the date below.

Facing more negative public reaction, the Coronet cents were redesigned in 1835 by new Chief Engraver Christian Gobrecht. This last major change to the coin updated the obverse by giving Liberty a slimmer, more youthful appearance. Minor tweaks continued through 1843, and the 1843 design prevailed through the end of mintage in 1857.

Some 11 years after the large cent was discontinued, a mint employee coined several large cents dated 1868, almost certainly for sale as instant rarities to numismatists. Fewer than a dozen of these unofficial issues, struck in both bronze and copper-nickel, are known to survive.