The 1844 Liberty Head large cents have value as numismatic coins. Keep reading to learn more about these coins.

1844 Large Cent

Specifications

Type: Braided Hair Large Cent
Year: 1844
Face Value: $0.01
Composition: Copper
Total Weight: 10.89 grams

These Liberty Head cents are also known as Braided Hair cents. There is no mint mark on any of these coins. Each coin was minted in Philadelphia.

Series Location Quantity Minted
1844 Philadelphia 2,398,752

Value

The 1844 large cent is worth around $25 in good condition. In very fine condition the value is around $40. In extremely fine condition the value is around $100. In uncirculated condition the price is around $550 for coins with an MS 60 grade. Uncirculated coins with a grade of MS-63BN can sell for around $1,000.

44 Over 81 Error Coins

There is a notable error variety for this series. On these error coins the 44 in the date is minted over the number 81. This was a date punch error. See the image below for reference.

44 Over 81 Error

The 1844 large cent with the 44 over 81 error is worth around $75 in good condition. In very fine condition the value is around $235. In extremely fine condition the value is around $400. In uncirculated condition the price is around $1,500 for coins with an MS 60 grade. Uncirculated coins with a grade of MS-63BN can sell for around $3,500.

Grading System

Good- The details on Liberty's head are partially visible. Wear is shown evenly on the date and legends.

Very fine- Liberty's hair cords are just slightly worn. Liberty's hair lines are partially worn and well-defined.

Extremely fine- Liberty's hair cords stand out prominently. All of Liberty's hair lines are sharp.

MS 60 uncirculated- There are no signs of wear. The coin has luster, but there may be a few stains, abrasions, or surface marks.

MS-63BN choice uncirculated- In the major focal areas there are some blemishes or contact marks. The coin's luster might not be as prominent. The color is brown.

 

Sources:

The Red Book


See also:

1845 Large Cent