1848 Liberty Head Half Eagles

1848 Liberty Head Half Eagles
1848 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
372,712
Issuing Mint
U.S. Mint
Year Issued
1848

1848 Liberty Head $5 half eagle gold coins are available in three varieties, counting the Philadelphia, Charlotte (C), and Dahlonega (D) issues. While all 1848 Liberty Head half eagles are considered scarce, the Charlotte and Dahlonega issues are certainly rare today than the Philadelphia issue. This is due to much lower mintages for the two branch mint issues and even lower surviving numbers.

Below is a breakdown of the mintages and values for 1848 $5 half eagle gold coins:

  • 1848, 260,775 minted; $550

  • 1848-C, 64,472; $1,900

  • 1848-D, 47,465; $2,000

*Values are for coins grading Very Fine 20.

1848 Liberty Head half eagles were designed by Christian Gobrecht, who also designed the silver Liberty Seated coins of the 19th century. Because Liberty Head half eagles are historically significant, they are largely purchased by numismatists. While Liberty Head $5 coins contain 0.24187 net ounces of pure gold, they carry a very high price premium over their bullion value. This makes it impractical for bullion investors to buy these coins strictly for their gold content, thus why the largest sector of the Liberty Head $5 gold coin market is collector driven. In addition to 1848 Liberty Head half eagles, all other 19th-century gold coins have a similar market breakdown, with the majority of demand for these coins coming from numismatists.



1848 Liberty Head Half Eagles Past Sales & Prices

1848-C Liberty Head $5 Gold Half Eagle F15 NGC - Very RARE Key Date!
Sale Price: $1,195.00
Date Sold: January 11, 2016
1848-C Liberty Head $5 Gold Half Eagle F15 NGC - Very RARE Key Date!
1848 $ 5 LIBERTY HEAD GOLD NGC AU 58
Sale Price: $980.00
Date Sold: November 11, 2015
1848 $ 5 LIBERTY HEAD GOLD NGC AU 58
1848-C PCGS XF Liberty half eagle $5 gold, rare Charlotte gold @ GREAT PRICE
Sale Price: $1,650.00
Date Sold: September 09, 2015
1848-C PCGS XF Liberty half eagle $5 gold, rare Charlotte gold @ GREAT PRICE
1848-C $5 NGC Fine Details Gold Liberty ~ Charlotte Mint ~ #3333493-005
Sale Price: $959.00
Date Sold: September 08, 2015
1848-C $5 NGC Fine Details Gold Liberty ~ Charlotte Mint ~ #3333493-005
1848-C $5 PGCS AU Details Gold Liberty ~ Charlotte Mint ~ #31945947
Sale Price: $1,689.00
Date Sold: August 27, 2015
1848-C $5 PGCS AU Details Gold Liberty ~ Charlotte Mint ~ #31945947
1848 C 5 Dollar Half Eagle NGC XF-45 Charlotte Mint!
Sale Price: $2,800.00
Date Sold: August 16, 2015
1848 C 5 Dollar Half Eagle NGC XF-45 Charlotte Mint!

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