1808 P Capped Bust Gold $5 Half Eagle : 8 Over 7

Capped Draped Bust - Head Facing Left

Mintage: N/A
Minted at: Philadelphia

Designer - Engraver: John Reich
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.):
1808/7 Capped Bust $5 Gold Half Eagle - Five Dollars
One major variety is the 1808/7 Capped Bust $5 Gold Half Eagle featuring an 1808 date struck over an 1807 date. The "8 Over 7" variety can be identified by noting a small portion of the underlying "7" being seen around the top half of the last "8" in the 1808 date. Depicted below is an example closeup image of the overdate - notice the portions of the underlying "7" depicted by the arrows (source of example image is courtesy of Heritage Auction Galleries):

1808/7 Capped Bust Gold Half Eagle - 8 Over 7 Overdate - Closeup Example Image
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)
--3,3085,0486,2848,88915,42134,140-

MELT VALUE: $304.32


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