1845 Large Liberty One Cent - Braided Hair - pre-civil war coin
Minted - Philadelphia
Condition (non grading service rating) - Very Good
Diameter - 27.50 millimeters
Not checked for variety
The obverse side features the image of Lady Liberty front and center. Inscribed within a band resting on Lady Liberty’s head is the word “Liberty,” while the 1845 year of minting is inscribed towards the bottom of the face. Around the outside of the central image are 13 stars, representative of the 13 original colonies of the United States.
On the coin’s reverse, the center of the face is marked by an inscription indicating the coin’s “One Cent” face value. Surrounding the face value indication is a circular wreath whose detail is beyond reproach. On the outside of the wreath is one final inscription, this one reading “United States of America.” In addition to all of this, both sides of the coin, on their very outer edges, feature raised rays that give the coin a bit of added texture.
The 1845 Liberty Head Large Cent is a coin that is attractive to collectors from all over the world and from all walks of life. The coin, though simple in design, is not only a piece of American history, but also a truly remarkable design feat for the time it was minted.
*Lot from Estate 74 - Liquidation
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