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1866 Coronet Head Gold $5 Half Eagle
Type 2 - With Motto - Liberty Head - Early Matron Gold Coins
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 was a transitional year in the design of the Liberty Head Half Eagle. All gold half eagles minted in Philadelphia include the Type 2 "With Motto" design - which features the motto and banner "IN GOD WE TRUST" above the eagle on the reverse of the coin. There were no Type 1 "No Motto" coins were produced in Philadelphia (unlike the San Francisco minted coins which did feature two separate varieties).
The 1866 Coronet Head Gold $5 Half Eagle is worth $847 in average condition and can be worth $13,650 or more in uncirculated mint condition. Proof coins can be worth $28,253 or more. 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: $304.27
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