1846 Liberty Head Half Eagles

1846 Liberty Head Half Eagles
1846 Liberty Head Half Eagles values

Coin Info

Melt Value
$300.82
Country
United States
Type
Gold Coin
Metal Content
0.24187 t oz
Face Value
$5 USD
Mintage
547,231
Issuing Mint
U.S. Mint
Year Issued
1846

1846 Liberty Head $5 half eagle gold coins were made in six varieties, accounting for the different mintmarks and date sizes on $5 gold coins from that year. In 1846, the Philadelphia, Charlotte, Dahlonega, and New Orleans mints all produced half eagles. As is the case with other Liberty Head half eagles, the Charlotte and Dahlonega issues are the scarcest today, though the New Orleans mint produced fewer coins than the Dahlonega mint.

Here’s a look a rundown of the mintages and values for all 1846 Liberty Head $5 half eagle gold coins:

  • 1846 (all kinds), 395,942

  • 1846 large date, mintage included above; $550

  • 1846 small date, mintage included above; $550

  • 1846-C, 12,995; $2,000

  • 1846-D (all kinds), 80,294

  • 1846-D, $2,150

  • 1846-D High 2nd D over mintmark, $2,150

  • 1846-O, 58,000; $675

*Values are for coins grading Very Fine 20.

1846 Liberty Head half eagles were designed by Christian Gobrecht, who is perhaps most famous for having designed the Seated Liberty coinage of the 19th century. As 1846 Liberty Head $5 gold coins are considered historic by numismatists and the value of these coins far exceeds the intrinsic gold price, bullion investors tend not to buy these coins for their portfolios. Interestingly, Liberty Head half eagles weigh 8.359 grams and contain a net pure gold weight of 0.24187 ounces.



1846 Liberty Head Half Eagles Past Sales & Prices

1846-D Liberty Gold Half Eagle $5 - PCGS VF Details - Rare Dahlonega Gold Coin!
Sale Price: $1,499.30
Date Sold: January 15, 2016
1846-D Liberty Gold Half Eagle $5 - PCGS VF Details - Rare Dahlonega Gold Coin!
PCGS 1846-D $5 Dollar Gold Liberty Head, VF DETAILS VERY FINE. Dahlonega Mint!
Sale Price: $1,033.88
Date Sold: December 08, 2015
PCGS 1846-D $5 Dollar Gold Liberty Head, VF DETAILS VERY FINE. Dahlonega Mint!
1846 $5 (Small Date) Liberty Gold Half Eagle NGC AU-55 - SKU #93716
Sale Price: $1,346.80
Date Sold: December 02, 2015
1846 $5 (Small Date) Liberty Gold Half Eagle NGC AU-55 - SKU #93716
1846 ICG MS61 $5
Sale Price: $2,075.00
Date Sold: November 10, 2015
1846 ICG MS61 $5
1846-C Half Eagle NGC XF detail very rare Charlotte mint issue
Sale Price: $1,282.67
Date Sold: August 16, 2015
1846-C Half Eagle NGC XF detail very rare Charlotte mint issue
1846 $5 Gold Liberty Head Small Date. 1 Of 50 (PCGS) Super Rare. PCGS AU55 Sharp
Sale Price: $1,050.00
Date Sold: July 26, 2015
1846 $5 Gold Liberty Head Small Date. 1 Of 50 (PCGS) Super Rare. PCGS AU55 Sharp

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