1808 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 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)
--$3,421$5,210$6,481$9,159$15,877$35,125-

The 1808 Capped Bust Gold $5 Half Eagle (8 Over 7 Variety) is worth $3,421 in average condition and can be worth $15,877 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: $325.73







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