1811 Capped Bust Gold $5 Half Eagle : Tall 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 Tall 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 tall number "5" at the bottom of the reverse of the coin (as depicted above) while the other variety is known as the small "5" variety which features a smaller 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 value chart: Typical coin prices, values and worth in USD based on grade/condition
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)
--$3,062$4,688$5,676$8,763$13,650$26,791-

The 1811 Capped Bust Gold $5 Half Eagle (Tall 5 Variety) is worth $3,062 in average condition and can be worth $13,650 or more in uncirculated mint condition. Click here to learn how to use coin price charts. Also, click here to learn about grading coins. The Melt Value shown below is how valuable the coin's metal is worth (bare minimum value of coin). Click here to see the Melt Value of every US coin.


MELT VALUE: $323.97







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