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

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

Mintage: 59,608
Minted at: Dahlonega

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 D Liberty Head $5 Gold Half Eagle Varieties - Large Date vs Small Date
There were two major varieties of the Dahlonega-minted 1842-D $5 Liberty Head Gold Half Eagle. The rarer and more valuable variety features a larger 1842 date with larger numbers on the obverse of the coin while the more common variety features a small date with smaller numbers. The difference between the Large Date vs Small Date varieties is depicted above in the example comparison image.

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

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: $280.95


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