1842 Coronet Head Gold $10 Eagle : Large Date - Crosslet 4

New Style Liberty Head - No Motto

Mintage: 62,884
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 Large Date Crosslet 4 - Liberty Head $10 Gold Eagle - Ten Dollars
There were two major varieties and styles of the 1842 $10 Gold Liberty Head Eagle. This "Large Date" variety features a larger date with noticeably larger numbers. All coins of this variety feature a Crosslet "4" in the 1842 date with a vertical line struck through a straight horizontal end on the right side of the "4". The other variety is known as the "Small Date" with smaller numbers - and all coins of this variety have a Plain "4" which features a plain straight horizontal end on the right side of the 4 with no vertical crosslet. 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)
---$1,190$1,233$1,836$12,346$25,469-

The 1842 Coronet Head Gold $10 Eagle (Large Date - Crosslet 4 Variety) is worth $1,190 in average condition and can be worth $12,346 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: $608.87







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