1843 O Coronet Head Gold $5 Half Eagle : Small Letters

Type 1 - No Motto - Liberty Head - Early Matron Gold Coins

Mintage: 19,075
Minted at: New Orleans

Designer - Engraver: Christian Gobrecht
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.):
1843 O Liberty Head $5 Gold Half Eagle - Small Letters - Five Dollars
There were two major varieties of the 1843-O $5 gold half eagle. This variety features smaller lettering on the reverse of the coin. The Small Letters variety is also rarer and more valuable than the Large Letters variety. The difference between the 1843-O Large Letters vs Small Letters varieties is depicted below in the example comparison image:

1843-O Large Letters vs Small Letters Liberty Head $5 Gold Half 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)
---$962$1,755$2,615$20,216$38,385-

USA Coin Book estimated value of 1843-O Coronet Head Gold $5 Half Eagle (Small Letters Variety) is worth $962 in average condition and can be worth $20,216 to $38,385 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: $309.88





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