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1866 S 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.):
There are two major varieties of the 1866 S Liberty Head Gold Half Eagle. This more common variety is known as the Type 2 "With Motto" reverse - which features the motto and banner "IN GOD WE TRUST" above the eagle on the reverse of the coin. This variety also has a much smaller "S" mint mark below the eagle. An example image of this design is depicted above.
The 1866-S Coronet Head Gold $5 Half Eagle is worth $1,041 in average condition and can be worth $22,255 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: $311.84
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