- USA Coin Book
- Gold $5 Half Eagle
- Turban Head
- 1795-P : Large Eagle
1795 Turban Head Gold $5 Half Eagle : Large Eagle
Heraldic Eagle Reverse - Capped Bust - Head Facing Right
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.):
The 1795 $5 Gold Turban Head Half Eagle (Large Heraldic Eagle) is the first of the "Large Eagle" variety $5 gold coins. This coin is dated 1795 but was actually struck sometime in 1797 or 1798 from unused obverse dies from 1795 with the newer large eagle reverse dies. The original coins struck in 1795 feature a "Small Eagle" on the reverse whereas the newer design features a larger heraldic eagle on the reverse of the coin. Source of example image is courtesy of Heritage Auction Galleries.
The 1795 Turban Head Gold $5 Half Eagle (Large Eagle Variety) is worth $15,382 in average condition and can be worth $89,682 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: $325.21
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