The 1846 Liberty Head large cents have value as numismatic coins. Keep reading to learn more about these coins.

1846 Large Cent

Specifications

Type: Liberty Head Large Cent
Year: 1846
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.

Three different varieties exist for this coin. There is the small date variety, medium date variety, and the tall date variety. See the images below for reference.

1846 Large Cent Small Date
The small date
1846 Large Cent Medium Date
The medium date
1846 Large Cent Tall Date
The tall date
Series Location Quantity Minted
1846 Philadelphia 4,120,800

Value

The 1846 large cent with the small date is worth around $25 in good condition. In very fine condition the value is around $60. In extremely fine condition the value is around $150. In uncirculated condition the price is around $750 for coins with an MS 60 grade. Uncirculated coins with a grade of MS-63BN can sell for around $1,200.

The 1846 large cent with the medium date is worth around $25 in good condition. In very fine condition the value is around $60. In extremely fine condition the value is around $100. In uncirculated condition the price is around $700 for coins with an MS 60 grade. Uncirculated coins with a grade of MS-63BN can sell for around $1,000.

The 1846 large cent with the tall date is worth around $30 in good condition. In very fine condition the value is around $125. In extremely fine condition the value is around $200. In uncirculated condition the price is around $650 for coins with an MS 60 grade. Uncirculated coins with a grade of MS-63BN can sell for around $1,200.

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:

1847 Large Cent
1845 Large Cent
1844 Large Cent