1844 Liberty Head Half Eagles

1844 Liberty Head Half Eagles
1844 Liberty Head Half Eagles values

Coin Info

Melt Value
$300.52
Country
United States
Type
Gold Coin
Metal Content
0.24187 t oz
Face Value
$5 USD
Mintage
817,543
Issuing Mint
U.S. Mint
Year Issued
1844

1844 Liberty Head $5 half eagle gold coins come in four varieties, counting the Philadelphia, Charlotte (C), Dahlonega (D), and New Orleans (O) mint issues. While Philadelphia and New Orleans mint $5 gold coins are generally the most common, that’s a relative statement as all 19th-century U.S. gold coins are scarce. The scarcest from 1844 are the C- and D-mint issues, which were struck in small quantities and exist in much smaller numbers today. This is the case for virtually all Liberty Head half eagles from the era, which is why mintage numbers for these coins should not be considered equivalent to current population figures.

Here’s a look at the mintages and values for all 1844 $5 half eagle gold coins:

  • 1844, 340,330 minted; $550

  • 1844-C, 23,631; $2,150

  • 1844-D, 88,982; $2,000

  • 1844-O, 364,600; $575

*Values are for coins grading Very Fine 20.

Liberty Head half eagles were designed by Christian Gobrecht, who was the same individual who created the Seated Liberty design on many silver coins of the 19th century. The historic quality of 1844 Liberty Head half eagles is just one reason the main market for these old gold coins is largely comprised of numismatists. For the record, Liberty Head half eagles weigh 8.359 grams and contain a net pure gold weight of 0.24187 ounces.



1844 Liberty Head Half Eagles Past Sales & Prices

SCARCE $5 GOLD 1844 O HALF EAGLE NGC XF 45 TOUGH COIN
Sale Price: $535.00
Date Sold: February 28, 2016
SCARCE $5 GOLD 1844 O HALF EAGLE NGC XF 45 TOUGH COIN
1844 D $5.00 GOLD LIBERTY HALF EAGLE PCGS AU 53 VERY RARE DATE COIN
Sale Price: $3,031.00
Date Sold: January 04, 2016
1844 D $5.00 GOLD LIBERTY HALF EAGLE PCGS AU 53 VERY RARE DATE COIN
1844-O $5 Liberty Head Half Eagle PCGS XF 45 Extra Fine to AU New Orleans
Sale Price: $895.00
Date Sold: December 14, 2015
1844-O $5 Liberty Head Half Eagle PCGS XF 45 Extra Fine to AU New Orleans
1844-O $5 Gold Liberty NGC XF40 * New Orleans Gold * #3718453-010
Sale Price: $605.00
Date Sold: December 06, 2015
1844-O $5 Gold Liberty NGC XF40 * New Orleans Gold * #3718453-010
1844-O Half Eagle-No Motto $5 a lustrous PCGS VF25+(more like XF) New Orleans Gold
Sale Price: $600.00
Date Sold: December 05, 2015
1844-O Half Eagle-No Motto $5 a lustrous PCGS VF25+(more like XF) New Orleans Gold
1844 O Liberty Head $5 Gold Eagle NGC AU58 New Orleans Mint investment Coin
Sale Price: $1,725.00
Date Sold: November 19, 2015
1844 O Liberty Head $5 Gold Eagle NGC AU58 New Orleans Mint investment Coin
1844-O $5 Gold, PCGS Genuine, VF Details -- Reverse Die Breaks
Sale Price: $328.88
Date Sold: November 12, 2015
1844-O $5 Gold, PCGS Genuine, VF Details -- Reverse Die Breaks
1844 $5 Liberty Gold Half Eagle AU-50 PCGS Graded
Sale Price: $555.00
Date Sold: November 09, 2015
1844 $5 Liberty Gold Half Eagle AU-50 PCGS Graded
1844-O $5 Gold Liberty Head Half Eagle PCGS Genuine Rim Damage XF Details
Sale Price: $427.00
Date Sold: October 29, 2015
1844-O $5 Gold Liberty Head Half Eagle PCGS Genuine Rim Damage XF Details
1844-C Liberty Gold Half Eagle $5 - NGC XF Details (EF) - Rare Charlotte Coin
Sale Price: $1,865.90
Date Sold: October 02, 2015
1844-C Liberty Gold Half Eagle $5 - NGC XF Details (EF) - Rare Charlotte Coin
1844 $5 Half Eagle PCGS AU50, terminal die state cracks on reverse
Sale Price: $600.00
Date Sold: September 28, 2015
1844 $5 Half Eagle PCGS AU50, terminal die state cracks on reverse
1844-D $5 Liberty Head PCGS AU53 Price Guide $4100
Sale Price: $3,326.00
Date Sold: September 20, 2015
1844-D $5 Liberty Head PCGS AU53 Price Guide $4100
1844-O $5 Gold Liberty NGC VG08 * New Orleans Gold * #3219971-011
Sale Price: $425.00
Date Sold: September 07, 2015
1844-O $5 Gold Liberty NGC VG08 * New Orleans Gold * #3219971-011
1844-C Liberty Gold Half Eagle $5 - NGC XF Details (EF) - Rare Charlotte Coin
Sale Price: $1,865.90
Date Sold: August 24, 2015
1844-C Liberty Gold Half Eagle $5 - NGC XF Details (EF) - Rare Charlotte Coin
1844 $5 NGC AU58 - Liberty Half Eagle - Gold Coin - PQ Stunning Quality
Sale Price: $825.00
Date Sold: August 13, 2015
1844 $5 NGC AU58 - Liberty Half Eagle - Gold Coin - PQ Stunning Quality

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