1842 P Coronet Head Gold $5 Half Eagle : All Varieties

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

Mintage: 27,578
Minted at: Philadelphia

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.):
1842 Liberty Head $5 Gold Half Eagle Varieties - Large Letters vs Small Letters
There were two major varieties of the Philadelphia-minted 1842 $5 Liberty Head Gold Half Eagle. The rarer and more valuable variety features larger lettering on the reverse of the coin and the other features smaller letters. The difference between the Large Letters vs Small Letters varieties is depicted above in the example comparison image.

Major Varieties:
1842 Liberty Head $5 Gold Half Eagle - Large Letters
1842 Liberty Head $5 Gold Half Eagle - Small Letters

Coin valuation chart: Typical coin prices, values and worth per grade or condition - in USD
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)
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MELT VALUE: $285.26


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