1797 Turban Head Gold $5 Half Eagle : 15 Stars

Small Eagle Reverse - Capped Bust - Head Facing Right

Mintage: N/A
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 15 Stars Small Eagle - Turban Head Gold Half Eagle - Five Dollars
There were two major varieties of the 1797 $5 Gold Turban Head Half Eagle (Small Eagle Variety). One variety features 15 stars on the obverse (as depicted above) while the other variety features 16 stars. The difference between the 15 Stars vs 16 Stars is depicted below in the example comparison image (Source of example images is courtesy of Heritage Auction Galleries):

1797 15 Stars vs 16 Stars - Small Eagle - $5 Turban Head Gold Half Eagle - Difference and Comparison
Coin value chart: Typical coin prices, values and worth in USD based on grade/condition
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)
--$27,639$44,563$65,060$98,327$256,041--

The 1797 Turban Head Gold $5 Half Eagle (15 Stars Variety) is worth $27,639 in average condition and can be worth $256,041 or more in uncirculated mint condition. Click here to learn how to use coin price charts. Also, click here to learn about grading coins. The Melt Value shown below is how valuable the coin's metal is worth (bare minimum value of coin). Click here to see the Melt Value of every US coin.


MELT VALUE: $325.36







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