1806 P Turban Head Gold $2.50 Quarter Eagle : 6 Over 4 - 8 Stars Left - 5 Stars Right

Capped Bust - Head Facing Right - Early Gold Coins

Mintage: 1,136
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.):
1806/4 Turban Head $2.50 Gold Quarter Eagle - 8X5 Stars
There were two major varieties of the 1806 Turban Head Gold Quarter Eagle. One variety features an 1806/4 Overdate with an 1806 struck over an 1804 date where parts of the underlying "4" can easily be seen within the "6". The other variety is an 1806/5 overdate. The difference between the 1806/5 vs 1806/4 overdates is depicted below in the example comparison image:

1806/5 vs 1806/4 overdates - Turban Head Gold Quarter Eagles

Both varieties also have other differences on the obverse of the coin. All 1806/4 coins feature 8x5 stars (8 stars on the left side and 5 stars on the right side). The 1806/5 variety has 7x6 stars. The difference between the 1806 8x5 stars vs 7x6 stars is depicted below in the example comparison image:

1806 8x5 stars vs 7x6 stars - Turban Head Gold Quarter Eagles

Source of example images is courtesy of Heritage Auction Galleries.
Coin valuation chart: Typical coin prices, values and worth per grade or condition - in USD
Good
(G-4)
Very Good
(VG-8)
Fine
(F-12)
Very Fine
(VF-20)
Extremely Fine
(EF-40)
About Uncirculated
(AU-50)
Uncirculated
(MS-60)
Uncirculated
(MS-65)
Proof
(PR-65)
--5,7089,16813,90417,44234,105--

MELT VALUE: $152.52


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