|Half Eagle 1839 - 1861||Liberty Head 1839 - 1861|
|Diameter: 21.6 millimeters||
|Weight: 129 grains||Fineness: .900|
|Edge: Reeded||Designer: Christian Gobrecht|
The 1842-D large date, large letters is one of the rarest half eagles struck at the Dahlonega Mint. Very rare in grades of Extremely Fine or better. This date has an average or better strike on both obverse and reverse. The majority of the specimens of this date are very heavily abraded and have very poor eye appeal. On the few original, uncleaned examples that exist the luster is satiny and the coloration is of a green-gold hue. A rare coin and sought after by collectors of Dahlonega gold coins. Less than 120 specimens survive with no Mint State coins known.
1842-D Large Date, Large Letters