1840 O Coronet Head Gold $5 Half Eagle

Type 1 - No Motto - Liberty Head - Early Matron Gold Coins

Mintage: 40,120
Minted at: New Orleans

Designer - Engraver: Christian Gobrecht
Metal Composition: 90% Gold - 10% Copper

Diameter: 21.6 mm
Mass / Weight: 8.36 grams

What this coin looks like (obverse, reverse, mint mark location, special features, etc.):
1840 O Liberty Head $5 Gold Half Eagle - Five Dollars
Some rarer varieties of the 1840-O $5 liberty head gold half eagle have fine reeding on the edge of the coin and a wide rim (used in 1839). This variety is known as the "Broad Mill" variety whereas the normal and more common variety is known as the "Narrow Mill". Source of example image is courtesy of Heritage Auction Galleries.
Coin value chart: Typical coin prices, values and worth in USD based on grade/condition
Good
(G-4)
Very Good
(VG-8)
Fine
(F-12)
Very Fine
(VF-20)
Extremely Fine
(EF-40)
About Uncirculated
(AU-50)
Uncirculated
(MS-60)
Uncirculated
(MS-63)
Proof
(PR-63)
---$676$1,008$1,712$9,478$32,282-

The 1840-O Coronet Head Gold $5 Half Eagle is worth $676 in average condition and can be worth $9,478 or more in uncirculated mint condition. Click here to learn how to use coin price charts. Also, click here to learn about grading coins. The Melt Value shown below is how valuable the coin's metal is worth (bare minimum value of coin). Click here to see the Melt Value of every US coin.


MELT VALUE: $304.25





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