1798 P Turban Head Gold $5 Half Eagle : Large 8 - 13 Star Reverse

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.):
1798 Large 8 - 13 Stars - Turban Head $5 Gold Half Eagle - Five Dollars
There were a few major varieties of the 1798 $5 Gold Turban Head Half Eagle. This variety features a Large "8" in the 1798 date and 13 stars on the reverse. There were two major varieties of the 1798 date on the obverse of the coin. One variety had the Small "8" and the other had a Large "8". The Large "8" is noticeably wider. The difference between the Small 8 vs Large 8 is depicted below in the example comparison image - note how top and bottom inside portion of the Large "8" is much wider (Source of example images is courtesy of Heritage Auction Galleries):

1798 Small 8 vs Large 8 - $5 Turban Head Gold Half Eagle - Difference and Comparison

Exclusive to the Large "8" variety - there are two major sub-varieties for the reverse of the coin. One variety features 13 stars above the eagle while the other had 14 stars. The difference between the 13 Stars vs 14 Stars Reverse is depicted below in the example comparison image (Source of example images is courtesy of Heritage Auction Galleries):

1798 13 Stars vs 14 Stars - $5 Turban Head Gold Half Eagle - Difference and Comparison
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)
--4,5385,7398,88513,93549,857--

MELT VALUE: $300.78


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