The 1851 large cents have value as numismatic coins. Keep reading to learn more about these coins.
Type: Braided Hair Large Cent
Face Value: $0.01
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.
The 1851 large cent is worth around $20 in good condition. In very fine condition the value is around $40. In extremely fine condition the value is around $65. In uncirculated condition the price is around $180 for coins with an MS 60 grade. Uncirculated coins with a grade of MS-63BN can sell for around $230.
51 Over 81 Error Coins
There is a notable error variety for this series. On these error coins the 51 in the date is minted over the number 81. This was a date punch error. See the image below for reference.
The 1851 large cent with the 51 over 81 error is worth around $40 in good condition. In very fine condition the value is around $150. In extremely fine condition the value is around $250. In uncirculated condition the price is around $575 for coins with an MS 60 grade. Uncirculated coins with a grade of MS-63BN can sell for around $1,000.
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.
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