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 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: $281.26


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