Vintage Large Cent Penny 1847 coin pendant. The pendant size is 1.66 inch in length and 1.25 inch in width. Handcrafted bezel, 14kt gold filled. Corrugated fancy bail, 14 kt gold filled. Includes a 14 kt gold filled chain 18 inch necklace. Estimated grade of coin is Good.
The “Large Cent” coins were minted from 1793 to 1857 at the mint in Philadelphia, the only U.S. Mint at the time. These coins were re-designed every several years during this time period. The coins minted between 1839 and 1857 time period are referred to as the Braided Hair or Petite Head large cent coins. This re-design gave liberty a more youthful and slimmer appearance.
In 1857, the Large Cent was officially replaced by the modern-size one-cent coin we know today as the "penny". One reason, other than the bulk and heaviness of the coin, is that the copper content became more valuable than the coin's face value. People of that time period didn't like to carry the coins because they were so large, heavy, and cumbersome.
Used Coin: Large Cent Braided Hair
Mint Year: 1847
Years Minted: 1839-1847
Estimated Grade: In my opinion, the estimated grade is Good.
Thickness: 2.39 mm
Composition: Bronze (Copper 95%, Tin and Zinc 5%)
Obverse: Female portrait left, date below, 13 stars surrounding. Lettering:
Reverse: Lettering: ONE CENT within wreath. UNITED STATES OF AMERICA
Designer: Christain Gobrecht
Pendant size: 1.66 inch length. 1.25 width.
Necklace: 18 inch. 14 kt gold filled.