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1855 Braided Hair Large Cent Upright 55 PCGS MS65 Brown

1855 Braided Hair Large Cent Upright 55 PCGS MS65 BN
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Why add this Upright 55 variety 1855 Braided Hair Large Cent to your collection?

The Braided Hair Cent is the final large cent series issued by the U.S. Mint, produced from 1839-1857. The 1855 release featured two distinct varieties, distinguished by the "55" of the date in slanted or upright positions. This 1855 dated coin struck at the Philadelphia Mint is of the Upright 55 variety. Total mintage of the 1855 release is reported to be 1,574,829, the second lowest of the series.

Braided Hair Cent Design by Christian Gobrecht

Lady Liberty is depicted on the obverse, facing left, wearing a coronet inscribed "LIBERTY," with her hair delicately styled in a braid above her brow. The portrait is encircled by thirteen six-pointed stars and the date of issue "1855."

The reverse features a wreath of laurel with "ONE CENT" inscribed at the center, surrounded by "UNITED STATES OF AMERICA."

Exceptional Mint State 65

This 1855 Braided Hair Large Cent was submitted to Professional Coin Grading Service (PCGS) for review and authenticated as an Upright 55 variety. Possessing a sharp strike and fantastic eye appeal, the coin was deemed to be in Mint State 65 condition. As of January 2019, just 70 examples from the total mintage have received this grade, with only 15 graded higher! The coin's beautiful milk chocolate-like color is enhanced with reddish hues, earning the additional designation of "BN" from PCGS.

Make this Upright 55 variety 1855 Braided Hair Large Cent the next addition to your collection! Purchase the American treasure from MCM today!


Year of Issue:1855
Mint:U.S. Mint
Branch:Philadelphia
Grading Service:PCGS
Grade:MS65
Variety:Upright 55
Color:Brown
Finish:Mint State
Weight in Grams:10.89 g
Weight in Ounces:0.3501 oz
Diameter:28.5 mm
Country:United States
Legal Tender:United States
Currency:Dollar
Denomination:0.01
Mintage:1,574,829
Reverse Designer/Engraver:Christian Gobrecht
Obverse Designer/Engraver:Christian Gobrecht
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