1797 P Turban Head Gold $5 Half Eagle : All Varieties

Small Eagle Reverse - Capped Bust - Head Facing Right

Mintage: 3,609
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.):
1797 Small Eagle - Turban Head $5 Gold Half Eagle Varieties - 15 vs 16 Stars - Five Dollars
There were two major varieties of the 1797 $5 Gold Turban Head Half Eagle. One variety featured 15 stars on the obverse of the coin whereas the other featured 16 stars. The difference between the 15 Stars vs 16 Stars is depicted above in the example comparison image. Source of example images is courtesy of Heritage Auction Galleries.

Major Varieties:
1797 Small Eagle Turban Head $5 Gold Half Eagle - 15 Stars
1797 Small Eagle Turban Head $5 Gold Half Eagle - 16 Stars
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)
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MELT VALUE: $303.68


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