1822 Capped Bust Gold $5 Half Eagle

Capped Head - Facing Left - Large Diameter

Mintage: 17,796
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.):
1822 Capped Bust $5 Gold Half Eagle - Five Dollars
The 1822 $5 Gold Capped Bust Half Eagle is the most desirable and famous of all US gold coins (and also one of the rarest). 17796 of these coins were originally produced but only 3 are known to have survived as most of them were melted down due to the decrease in gold content in coins starting in 1834. These coins are worth many millions of dollars each. Two of these legendary coins are housed at the National Numismatic Collection at the Smithsonian Institute - and only one of these coins is in private collection. The coin in private collection (Pogue Family Collection) hasn't been up for auction since 1982 when it was purchased for $687500. This coin is scheduled to sell at auction sometime between May of 2015 through 2017 during a series of auctions in New York - where this single coin is expected to sell for over $10 million. (Source of example image is courtesy of the National Numismatic Collection at the Smithsonian Institute.)
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)
----$7,500,804----

The 1822 Capped Bust Gold $5 Half Eagle is worth $7,500,804 in average condition, and more in higher 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: $325.18





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