1811 P Capped Bust Gold $5 Half Eagle : All Varieties

Capped Draped Bust - Head Facing Left

Mintage: 99,580
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.):
1811 Capped Bust $5 Gold Half Eagle Varieties - Small 5 vs Tall 5
There were two major varieties of the 1811 $5 Gold Capped Bust Half Eagle. The varieties deal with the sizing and format of the number "5" at the bottom of the reverse of the coin where the 5 dollar denomination is depicted. One variety has a small "5" while the other has a tall "5". The difference between the Small 5 vs Tall 5 varieties is depicted above in the example comparison image. Note out the Tall 5 is taller and the bottom of the number nearly touches the rim of the coin. Also the spacing between the "5" and "D." is wider with the tall 5 variety.

Major Varieties:
1811 Capped Bust $5 Gold Half Eagle - Small 5
1811 Capped Bust $5 Gold Half Eagle - Tall 5

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)
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MELT VALUE: $300.52


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