1866 Coronet Head Gold $5 Half Eagle

Type 2 - With Motto - Liberty Head - Early Matron Gold Coins

Mintage: 6,730
Minted at: Philadelphia

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.):
1866 Liberty Head $5 Gold Half Eagle - With Motto - Five Dollars
1866 was a transitional year in the design of the Liberty Head Half Eagle. All gold half eagles minted in Philadelphia include the Type 2 "With Motto" design - which features the motto and banner "IN GOD WE TRUST" above the eagle on the reverse of the coin. There were no Type 1 "No Motto" coins were produced in Philadelphia (unlike the San Francisco minted coins which did feature two separate varieties).
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)
---$852$1,400$2,896$13,655$44,579$28,258

USA Coin Book estimated value of 1866 Coronet Head Gold $5 Half Eagle is worth $852 in average condition and can be worth $13,655 to $44,579 or more in uncirculated (MS+) mint condition. Proof coins can be worth $28,258 or more. 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: $309.40





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