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1840 O Coronet Head Gold $5 Half Eagle
Type 1 - No Motto - Liberty Head - Early Matron Gold Coins
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.):
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.
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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