* Braided Hair Half Cent 1850 - Fine Details
Very nice details, small hole at 12 o'clock
Following its large cent counterpart, the Braided Hair Half Cent was designed in 1835 by new Chief Engraver Christian Gobrecht. This last major change to the coin updated the obverse by giving Liberty a slimmer, more youthful appearance.
This coin was minted from 1840-49 as proofs only and then in circulation until 1857, after which the half cent was permanently discontinued.
Minted in Philadelphia