1825 P Capped Bust Gold $5 Half Eagle : 5 Over Partial 4

Capped Head - Facing Left - Large Diameter

Mintage: 29,060
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.):
1825/4/1 Capped Bust $5 Gold Half Eagle - 5 Over Partial 4 - Five Dollars
One major variety is the 1825/4/1 $5 Gold Capped Bust Half Eagle. There are a few aliases for this variety - sometimes it is known as the 1825/1 (historical standard) or the "5 Over Partial 4" (newer standard). All of these describe the same BD-1 variety. It turns out that this is actually a die that was leftover in 1821 and was overdated with 1824 - but was not used in 1824. It was finally overdated a second time in 1825 - so it's 1825 over 1824 over 1821! (1825/4/1). The resulting underlying digit looks like a "1" and other experts said it looks like a partially effaced "4" - so there was confusion for a number of years. (It is easily distinguishable from the ultra-rare 1825/4 BD-2 variety - which features a very clear underlying "4" digit). Depicted below is an example closeup image of the 1825/4/1 overdate (source of example image is courtesy of Heritage Auction Galleries):

1825/4/1 Capped Bust Gold Half Eagle - 5 Over Partial 4 BD-1 - Closeup Example Image
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)
--13,93719,63529,69737,30369,264131,666-

MELT VALUE: $300.78


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