1811 P 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
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)
--2,9604,5425,5028,50513,25726,036-

MELT VALUE: $304.06


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