1834 P Classic Head Gold $5 Half Eagle : Crosslet 4

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Mintage: N/A
Minted at: Philadelphia

Designer - Engraver: William Kneass
Metal Composition: 90% Gold - 10% Silver and Copper

Diameter: 22.5 mm
Mass / Weight: 8.36 grams

What this coin looks like (obverse, reverse, mint mark location, special features, etc.):
1834 Classic Head $5 Gold Half Eagle - Crosslet 4 - Five Dollars
There were two major varieties of the 1834 $5 Classic Head Gold Half Eagle. One variety features a crosslet "4" in the 1834 date (as depicted above). The "4" in this variety has a vertical cross over the right side end of the number "4" - whereas the plain "4" variety has no cross. The Crosslet 4 variety is actually the rarer and far more valuable variety. The differences between the plain "4" vs crosslet "4" are easy to distinguish and is depicted below by the arrows in the example comparison image. Source of example images is courtesy of Heritage Auction Galleries:

1834 Plain 4 vs Crosslet 4 - $5 Classic Head Gold Half Eagle - Difference and Comparison
Coin valuation chart: Typical coin prices, values and worth per grade or condition - in USD
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About Uncirculated

MELT VALUE: $306.22

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