1796 Turban Head Gold $2.50 Quarter Eagle : With Stars On Obverse

Capped Bust - Head Facing Right - Early Gold Coins

Mintage: 432
Minted at: Philadelphia

Designer - Engraver: Robert Scot
Metal Composition: 92% Gold - 8% Silver and Copper

Diameter: 20 mm
Mass / Weight: 4.37 grams

What this coin looks like (obverse, reverse, mint mark location, special features, etc.):
1796 Turban Head $2.50 Gold Quarter Eagle - With Stars - 2 1/2 Dollars
The 1796 Turban Head Gold Quarter Eagle is the very first year of production for this coin type. There were two major varieties: One variety had Stars on the obverse of the coin (as depicted above) and the other variety had No Stars on the obverse. The difference between the 1796 "No Stars" vs "With Stars" varieties is depicted below in the example comparison image (Source of example images is courtesy of Heritage Auction Galleries):

1796 No Stars vs With Stars - Turban Head $2.50 Gold Quarter Eagle
Coin valuation chart: Typical coin prices, values and worth per grade or condition - in USD
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About Uncirculated

MELT VALUE: $163.70

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