1806 P Turban Head Gold $2.50 Quarter Eagle : 6 Over 5 - 7 Stars Left - 6 Stars Right

Capped Bust - Head Facing Right - Early Gold Coins

Mintage: 480
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.):
1806/5 Turban Head $2.50 Gold Quarter Eagle - 7X6 Stars
There were two major varieties of the 1806 Turban Head Gold Quarter Eagle. One variety features an 1806/5 Overdate with an 1806 struck over an 1805 date where parts of the underlying "5" seen towards the upper and bottom right side of the "6" and within the "6". The other variety is an 1806/4 overdate. The difference between the 1806/5 vs 1806/4 overdates is depicted below in the example comparison image:

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

Both varieties also have other differences on the obverse of the coin. All 1806/5 coins feature 7x6 stars (7 stars on the left side and 6 stars on the right side). The 1806/4 variety has 8x5 stars. The difference between the 1806 7x6 stars vs 8x5 stars is depicted below in the example comparison image:

1806 7x6 stars vs 8x5 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)
--11,87014,90419,60039,77795,570--

MELT VALUE: $150.22


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