1840 Liberty Head Half Eagles

1840 Liberty Head Half Eagles values
1840 Liberty Head Half Eagles

Coin Info

Melt Value
$300.54
Country
United States
Type
Gold Coin
Metal Content
0.24187 t oz
Face Value
$5 USD
Mintage
219,390
Issuing Mint
U.S. Mint
Year Issued
1840

1840 Liberty Head half eagles represent the second year of the long-running $5 gold coin series that was designed Christian Gobrecht in 1839. Gobrecht was also the same individual who designed the Seated Liberty coinage that was produced from the 1830s through 1890s. Liberty Head $5 half eagles feature 90 percent gold, 10 percent copper composition that has a total net pure gold weight of 0.24187 ounces. In all, $5 Liberty Head half eagles weigh 8.359 grams.

1840 was a year during which the diameter of the denomination was changed. During the first two years of the series (1839 and 1840), Liberty Head half eagles measures 22.5 millimeters in diameter. By the end of the year 1840, the diameter of the coin was reduced to 21.6 millimeters, making it slightly larger than a modern-day 5-cent nickel.

There were four basic varieties of half eagles in 1840, including the following:

  • 1840, 137,382 minted; $550

  • 1840-C, 18,992; $2,250

  • 1840-D, 22,896; $2,250

  • 1840-O, 40,120; $600

*Values are for coins grading Very Fine 20.

Some varieties of the 1840 (Philadelphia) and 1840-O (New Orleans) Liberty Head half eagles exhibit finer edge reeding and wider rims of the 1839 $5 gold coins. Referred to as “broad mill” pieces, these Liberty Head $5 gold coins are scarcer than the regular issues and command higher premiums.



1840 Liberty Head Half Eagles Past Sales & Prices

1840-C $5 Liberty Head Half Eagle Gold Coin PCGS AU50 RARE!
Sale Price: $4,000.00
Date Sold: February 22, 2016
1840-C $5 Liberty Head Half Eagle Gold Coin PCGS AU50 RARE!
1840 $5 Liberty Half Eagle Gold Coin NGC XF 45
Sale Price: $699.00
Date Sold: January 16, 2016
1840 $5 Liberty Half Eagle Gold Coin NGC XF 45
1840 Liberty Gold $5 PCGS AU50 Wonderfully Original Nice Eye Appeal Nice Strike
Sale Price: $931.00
Date Sold: November 27, 2015
1840 Liberty Gold $5 PCGS AU50 Wonderfully Original Nice Eye Appeal Nice Strike
1840 Half Eagle $5 Gold Liberty PCGS Genuine XF Details Cleaned -139661
Sale Price: $765.00
Date Sold: November 23, 2015
1840 Half Eagle $5 Gold Liberty PCGS Genuine XF Details Cleaned -139661
1840 G$5 Gold Half Eagle Five Dollar Coin PCGS XF45
Sale Price: $710.01
Date Sold: November 10, 2015
1840 G$5 Gold Half Eagle Five Dollar Coin PCGS XF45
1840 Liberty Gold Half Eagle $5 - ANACS AU55 Details - $1,500 Value in AU50
Sale Price: $751.50
Date Sold: July 31, 2015
1840 Liberty Gold Half Eagle $5 - ANACS AU55 Details - $1,500 Value in AU50

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