1820 P Capped Bust Gold $5 Half Eagle : Square Base 2

Capped Head - Facing Left - Large Diameter

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.):
1820 Square Base 2 - Capped Bust $5 Gold Half Eagle - Five Dollars
There were a few major varieties of the 1820 $5 Gold Capped Bust Gold Half Eagle. Depicted above is the Square Base 2 variety (Source of example image is courtesy of Heritage Auction Galleries).

There were two major varieties dealing with the styling of the number "2" in the 1820 date on the obverse of the coin. One variety featured a curled or curved base on the number "2" while the other have a flat square base. The differences between the Curl Base 2 vs Square Base 2 is depicted below in the example comparison image:

1820 Curl Base 2 vs Square Base 2 - $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)
--5,0496,7838,0399,74017,47934,143-

MELT VALUE: $305.38


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