1866 S Coronet Head Gold $5 Half Eagle

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

Mintage: 9,000
Minted at: San Francisco

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.):
1866 S Liberty Head $5 Gold Half Eagle - No Motto - Five Dollars
There are two major varieties of the 1866 S Liberty Head Gold Half Eagle. This (rarer and more valuable) variety is known as the Type 1 "No Motto" reverse - which does not feature the motto and banner "IN GOD WE TRUST" above the eagle on the reverse of the coin. This variety also has a much larger "S" mint mark below the eagle. An example image of this design is depicted above.
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)
---$1,781$3,559$10,029$30,559--

The 1866-S Coronet Head Gold $5 Half Eagle is worth $1,781 in average condition and can be worth $30,559 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: $302.62





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