1834 Classic Head Gold $5 Half Eagle : Crosslet 4

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Mintage: N/A
Minted at: Philadelphia (No Mint Mark)

Designer - Engraver: William Kneass
Metal Composition: 90% Gold - 10% Silver and Copper

Diameter: 22.5 mm
Mass / Weight: 8.36 grams

What This Coin Looks Like (Obverse, Reverse, Mint Mark Location, Special Features, etc.):
1834 Classic Head $5 Gold Half Eagle - Crosslet 4 - Five Dollars
There were two major varieties of the 1834 $5 Classic Head Gold Half Eagle. One variety features a crosslet "4" in the 1834 date (as depicted above). The "4" in this variety has a vertical cross over the right side end of the number "4" - whereas the plain "4" variety has no cross. The Crosslet 4 variety is actually the rarer and far more valuable variety. The differences between the plain "4" vs crosslet "4" are easy to distinguish and is depicted below by the arrows in the example comparison image. Source of example images is courtesy of Heritage Auction Galleries:

1834 Plain 4 vs Crosslet 4 - $5 Classic Head Gold Half Eagle - Difference and Comparison
Coin Value Chart: Typical Coin Prices, Values and Worth in USD based on Grade/Condition
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USA Coin Book Estimated Value of 1834 Classic Head Gold $5 Half Eagle (Crosslet 4 Variety) is Worth $2,286 in Average Condition and can be Worth $27,169 to $58,411 or more in Uncirculated (MS+) 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: $498.74

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