1810 Capped Bust Gold $5 Half Eagle : Small Date - Small 5

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.):
1810 Small Date - Small 5 - Capped Bust $5 Gold Half Eagle - Five Dollars
There were multiple varieties of the 1810 $5 Capped Bust Gold Half Eagle. This variety is known as the "Small Date - Small 5" variety - which is extremely rare and valuable. There were two major variations of the 1810 date - one had smaller numbers while the other had larger numbers. It is fairly easy to distinguish the differences. Depicted below is an example image comparing the differences between the Small Date vs Large Date. Notice how on the large date the "1" and "0" are also much closer together and the serifs are different on both of the "1" numbers in the date:

1810 Small Date vs Large Date - $5 Capped Bust Gold Half Eagle - Difference and Comparison

In addition: The small date variety also has two major variations on the reverse of the coin as well. There are the small "5" and tall "5" varieties (the large "5" variety only appears on the large date variation"). The differences between the Small 5 vs Tall 5 are easy to identify and can be seen in the example comparison image below (source of example images is courtesy of Heritage Auction Galleries):

1810 Small 5 vs Large 5 vs Tall 5 - $5 Capped Bust Gold Half Eagle - Difference and Comparison
Coin valuation chart: Typical coin prices, values and worth per grade or condition - in USD
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Very Fine
Extremely Fine
About Uncirculated

MELT VALUE: $328.42

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