1842 P Coronet Head Gold $5 Half Eagle : Small Letters

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

Mintage: N/A
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 - Small Letters
One major variety of the 1842 $5 Liberty Head Gold Half Eagle features smaller letters on the reverse of the coin. This variety is slightly more common than the large letters variety and is easy to identify. The difference between the Large Letters vs Small Letters variety is depicted below in the example comparison image:

1842 Large Letters vs Small Letters - $5 Liberty Head Gold Half Eagle - Difference and Comparison
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: $283.22


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