1804 Turban Head Gold $5 Half Eagle : Small 8

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.):
1804 Small 8 - Turban Head $5 Gold Half Eagle - Five Dollars
There were two major varieties of the 1804 $5 Gold Turban Head Half Eagle. This variety features a Small "8" in the 1804 date. The other variety is known as the "Small 8 Over Large 8" overdate. It is extremely easy to distinguish the two varieties. The difference between the "Small 8" vs "Small 8 Over Large 8" is depicted below in the example comparison image (Source of example images is courtesy of Heritage Auction Galleries):

1804 Small 8 Vs Small 8 Over Large 8 - $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)
--$4,131$5,207$7,108$10,030$18,498$32,278-

The 1804 Turban Head Gold $5 Half Eagle (Small 8 Variety) is worth $4,131 in average condition and can be worth $18,498 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: $322.46







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