1881 Coronet Head Gold $5 Half Eagle : 1 Over 0

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

Mintage: N/A
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.):
1881/0 Liberty Head $5 Gold Half Eagle - 1 Over 0 Overdate - Five Dollars
One major variety is the 1881/0 Liberty Head $5 Gold Half Eagle. This variety features an 1881 date struck over an 1880 date (known as the 1 over 0 variety). Parts of the underlying "0" can be seen to the lower-right side of the last "1" in the 1881 date. There are also subtle parts of the underlying "188" just below the overdate - parts of the entire 1880 date can be seen. Below is an example closeup image of the 1881/0 overdate for the $5 Liberty Head Half Eagle. Note the arrows depicting the underlying parts of the date (Source of example images is courtesy of Heritage Auction Galleries):

1881/0 Liberty Head Gold Half Eagle - 1 Over 0 Overdate - Closeup Example Image
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)
---$640$798$965$1,112$4,138-

USA Coin Book estimated value of 1881 Coronet Head Gold $5 Half Eagle (1 Over 0 Variety) is worth $640 in average condition and can be worth $1,112 to $4,138 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: $312.74





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