1809 P Capped Bust Gold $5 Half Eagle : 9 Over 8

Capped Draped Bust - Head Facing Left

Mintage: 33,875
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.):
1809/8 Capped Bust $5 Gold Half Eagle - Five Dollars
One major variety is the 1809/8 $5 Capped Bust Gold Half Eagle. There were no "normal" varieties for this year - all half eagles produced in 1809 features the 1809 over 1808 overdate error (9 Over 8 variety). Parts of the underlying "8" can be seen in the middle of the "9" in the date. Depicted below is an example closeup image of the overdate - notice the portions of the underlying "8" depicted by the arrows (source of example image is courtesy of Heritage Auction Galleries):

1809/8 Capped Bust Gold Half Eagle - 9 Over 8 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)
--2,9573,9985,0448,03413,25427,451-

MELT VALUE: $300.78


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