1797 Turban Head Gold $5 Half Eagle : 7 Over 5

Heraldic 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.):
1797/5 Large Eagle - Turban Head $5 Gold Half Eagle - Five Dollars
There were a few major varieties of the 1797 $5 Gold Half Eagle. The most common variety is the 1797/5 Overdate which features a 1797 date struck over a 1795 date. The underlying "5" is very clearly visible under the "7". The other two varieties are unique 1797 dates with no overdate - both coins are held in the Smithsonian Numismatic Collection. Depicted below is an example closeup image of "7 Over 5" overdate:

1797/5 Large Eagle - Turban Head Gold Half Eagle - 7 Over 5 Overdate - Closeup Example Image
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)
--$15,875$28,248$44,563$75,879$196,870--

The 1797 Turban Head Gold $5 Half Eagle (7 Over 5 Variety) is worth $15,875 in average condition and can be worth $196,870 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: $325.18





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