1843 O Coronet Head Gold $5 Half Eagle : Small Letters

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

Mintage: 19,075
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.):
1843 O Liberty Head $5 Gold Half Eagle - Small Letters - Five Dollars
There were two major varieties of the 1843-O $5 gold half eagle. This variety features smaller lettering on the reverse of the coin. The Small Letters variety is also rarer and more valuable than the Large Letters variety. The difference between the 1843-O Large Letters vs Small Letters varieties is depicted below in the example comparison image:

1843-O Large Letters vs Small Letters Liberty Head $5 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: $285.26


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