1841 Liberty Head Half Eagles

1841 Liberty Head Half Eagles
1841 Liberty Head Half Eagles values

Coin Info

Melt Value
$300.48
Country
United States
Type
Gold Coin
Metal Content
0.24187 t oz
Face Value
$5 USD
Mintage
66,692
Issuing Mint
U.S. Mint
Year Issued
1841

1841 Liberty Head half eagles are pursued by gold coin collectors and investors and are prized for their overall scarceness as well as their gold content. However, despite their gold content, Liberty Head half eagle coins are not regarded as bullion coinage as it has much more value as a numismatic collectible than as a simple gold bullion coin. 1841 half eagles are no exception, as two of the issues from that year are especially scarce and one is not even known to exist anymore.

Here’s a rundown on mintages and values for the various 1841 Liberty Head $5 gold coins:

  • 1841, 15,833 minted; $550

  • 1841-C, 21,467; $1,850

  • 1841-D, 29,392; $2,000

  • 1841-O, 50; none known to exist

*Values are for coins grading Very Fine 20.

There’s much debate about the 1841-O half eagle. Where is it now? Is it even real? At one point, two coins apparently of the 1841-O date had been located, but one may have simply been an altered 1841-C. At any rate, as of this writing, the coin has not been seen in the public in some 60 years. The 1841-C and 1841-D, meanwhile, are not only genuine, but they are also very sought after, with far fewer pieces existing today than the mintage figures above would suggest.



1841 Liberty Head Half Eagles Past Sales & Prices

Certified $5 Gold Liberty 1841-D XF Details (Improperly Cleaned) NGC
Sale Price: $2,150.00
Date Sold: November 30, 2015
Certified $5 Gold Liberty 1841-D XF Details (Improperly Cleaned) NGC
PCGS AU55 1841-c Crusty Old Half Eagle
Sale Price: $4,500.00
Date Sold: November 28, 2015
PCGS AU55 1841-c Crusty Old Half Eagle
1841-D Liberty Gold Half Eagle $5 - NGC AU Details - Rare Dahlonega Gold Coin
Sale Price: $2,635.00
Date Sold: July 15, 2015
1841-D Liberty Gold Half Eagle $5 - NGC AU Details - Rare Dahlonega Gold Coin
1841-D Liberty Gold Half Eagle $5 - NGC AU Details - Rare Dahlonega Gold Coin
Sale Price: $2,635.00
Date Sold: April 20, 2015
1841-D Liberty Gold Half Eagle $5 - NGC AU Details - Rare Dahlonega Gold Coin
1841-C Charlotte Gold $5 Half Eagle PCGS F15 Crusty and Right for You!
Sale Price: $1,500.00
Date Sold: December 30, 2014
1841-C Charlotte Gold $5 Half Eagle PCGS F15 Crusty and Right for You!
1841-C $5 LIBERTY HEAD **CHARLOTTE** GOLD +++ CERTIFIED PCGS XF-45 +++
Sale Price: $2,222.00
Date Sold: December 28, 2014
1841-C $5 LIBERTY HEAD **CHARLOTTE** GOLD +++ CERTIFIED PCGS XF-45 +++
1841-D LIBERTY $5 NGC MS 61
Sale Price: $10,800.00
Date Sold: October 28, 2014
1841-D LIBERTY $5 NGC MS 61

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