1811 Capped Bust Gold $5 Half Eagle : 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.):
1811 Small 5 - Capped Bust $5 Gold Half Eagle - Five Dollars
There were two major varieties of the 1811 $5 Gold Half Eagle. One variety features a small number "5" at the bottom of the reverse of the coin (as depicted above) while the other variety is known as the tall "5" variety which features a larger and taller 5. The difference between the 1811 Small 5 vs Tall 5 is depicted below in the example comparison image. Note the spacing between the "5" and "D" - how it is wider in the Tall 5 variety and narrower in the Small 5 variety. The bottom of the tall "5" nearly touches the rim of the coin as well:

1811 Small 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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About Uncirculated

MELT VALUE: $326.84

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