barry travnicek said...There are 2 varieties of the 1842 a small date and a large date. The value of either coin is about the same in low grades. The small date is worth slightly more in high grades. These coins are known as large cents or liberty cents this variety was is called the Braided Hair from 1839-1857.
can you tell me if there is any value to a US Penny dated 1842?
Here's the stats for an 1842 penny...
Year: 1842 small date & large date
Value: G-4 $18.00G-4 state is considerably worn but "LIBERTY" is readable at $18.00.
VG-8 state has a worn hairline with a visible ear at $22.00.
EF-40 state has detailed hair but slightly worn at $85.00.
The price differs at AU-50 only the highest points show wear and the small date is worth $220.00, the large date is worth $150.00.
At MS-63 state it has full details and only a few marks or spots and some luster $650.00 for small date and $500.00 for large dates.
Compare this to a 1942 cent which is worth $0.15 cent at G-4 and $0.75 at AU-50.
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