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

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

Mintage: 82,000
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 - Large Letters - Five Dollars
There were two major varieties of the 1843-O $5 gold half eagle. This variety features much larger lettering on the reverse of the coin - although it is slightly more common than the Small Letters variety. The difference between the 1843-O Large Letters vs Small Letters varieties is depicted below in the example comparison image:

1843-O Small Letters vs Large Letters Liberty Head $5 Gold Half Eagle - Difference and Comparison
Coin value chart: Typical coin prices, values and worth in USD based on grade/condition
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)
---$738$1,337$2,134$10,717$25,388-

The 1843-O Coronet Head Gold $5 Half Eagle (Large Letters Variety) is worth $738 in average condition and can be worth $10,717 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: $309.42





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