1796 P Turban Head Gold $5 Half Eagle : 6 Over 5

Small Eagle Reverse - Capped Bust - Head Facing Right

Mintage: 6,196
Minted at: Philadelphia

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

Diameter: 25 mm
Mass / Weight: 8.75 grams

What this coin looks like (obverse, reverse, mint mark location, special features, etc.):
1796/5 Small Eagle - Turban Head $5 Gold Half Eagle - Five Dollars
The 1796/5 $5 Gold Turban Head Half Eagle features a "6 Over 5" overdate. All coins have a 1796 struck over an 1795 as it was cheaper in those days to re-use the dies by striking over them with the new date. Depicted below is an example closeup image of the underlying parts of the "5" seen within and around the "6" (Source of example images is courtesy of Heritage Auction Galleries):

1796/5 Small Eagle - Turban Head Gold Half Eagle - 6 Over 5 Overdate - Closeup Example Image
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-63)
Proof
(PR-63)
--19,63224,66239,80959,708106,240221,868-

MELT VALUE: $300.78


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