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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.
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This 1855 Braided Hair Large Cent Upright 55 PCGS MS65 BN is proudly minted by the U.S. Mint. The United States Mint was founded in 1792 and manufactures circulating, collectible, and bullion coinage.
|Year of Issue:||1855|
|Weight in Grams:||10.89 g|
|Weight in Ounces:||0.3501 oz|
|Legal Tender:||United States|
|Reverse Designer/Engraver:||Christian Gobrecht|
|Obverse Designer/Engraver:||Christian Gobrecht|
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