1838 $5 Sp Classic Head Half Eagle

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1838-P Classic Head Half Eagle Value

The 1838-P classic head half eagle value ranges from $1 to $100,000 depending on the quality of the coin and its mint strike type.

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What is a 1838-P Classic Head Half Eagle?

The 1838-P Special Classic Head Half Eagle is a gold coin that was produced at the Philadelphia mint. It has a legal tender value of $5.00. As a "Special" coin, it was manufactured in a limited quantity, which makes it considered more collectible than "business strike" or "mint strike" coins which are produced for use as a monetary vessel. The mintage of this coin is unknown and is therefore considered very rare at a minimum. This coin was the last one produced of the Classic Head Half Eagles $5 series. This coin contains a good amount of gold at 7.51376 grams (0.24 oz. Adjusted Gold Weight).

Coin Specifications

Year 1838
Mint Philadelphia
Mintage 0
Diameter 22.5 millimeters
Production Special
Material Gold
Weight 8.3600 grams / 0.2688 ounces
Precious Metal Gold
Metal Content 7.5138 grams / 0.2416 ounces
Metal Value $5.99  (as of 2021-07-28, 2:07 PM)
Obverse Designer William Kneass
Reverse Designer William Kneass
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