1804 P Turban Head Gold $5 Half Eagle : Small 8 Over Large 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 Over Large 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" stuck over a Large "8" in the 1804 date. The other variety is known as the "Small 8" (normal strike with no 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. Note how the "Small 8 Over Large 8" variety also has doubling of the "1" and "0" as these numbers are also overstruck (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 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)
--4,0015,0476,89710,40219,63639,814-

MELT VALUE: $303.99


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