Braided Hair Large Cent
Struck 35% Off-Center
NGC MS 64 BN
Although off-center Large Cents are available, they are generally 5% to 20% off-center and in an extremely low grade of preservation. This Braided Hair type Large Cent (1840-1857) was struck at least 35% off-center and is in gem mint state condition.
This is one of the finest known off-center Large Cents. I purchased it in 1975 from the Bolt Collection of mint errors. I was fortunately enough to purchase it again after 30 years and it is still one of my favorite Large Cent errors.
This Large Cent was featured in my
1975 catalog of Major Mint Errors.