1842 Coronet Head Gold $10 Eagle : Small Date - Plain 4

New Style Liberty Head - No Motto

Mintage: 18,623
Minted at: Philadelphia

Designer - Engraver: Christian Gobrecht
Metal Composition: 90% Gold - 10% Copper

Diameter: 27 mm
Mass / Weight: 16.72 grams

What this coin looks like (obverse, reverse, mint mark location, special features, etc.):
1842 Small Date Plain 4 - Liberty Head $10 Gold Eagle - Ten Dollars
There were two major varieties and styles of the 1842 $10 Gold Liberty Head Eagle. This "Small Date" variety features a smaller date with noticeably smaller numbers. All coins of this variety feature a Plain "4" in the 1842 date with a straight horizontal end on the right side of the "4". The other variety is known as the "Large Date" with larger numbers - and all coins of this variety have a Crosslet "4" which features a small vertical line through the right-side end of the "4". The difference between the Small Date vs Large Date (and Plain 4 vs Crosslet 4) is depicted below in the example comparison image (Source of example images is courtesy of Heritage Auction Galleries):

1842 Small Date vs Large Date (Plain 4 vs Crosslet 4) - $10 Liberty Head Gold 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)
---$1,209$1,251$1,968$15,486$35,231-

The 1842 Coronet Head Gold $10 Eagle (Small Date - Plain 4 Variety) is worth $1,209 in average condition and can be worth $15,486 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: $627.35





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