- USA Coin Book
- Gold $10 Eagle
- Turban Head
- 1797-P : Small Eagle
1797 Turban Head Gold $10 Eagle : Small Eagle
Small Eagle - Capped Bust Facing Right
Metal Composition: 92% Gold - 8% Silver and Copper
Diameter: 33 mm
Mass / Weight: 17.5 grams
What this coin looks like (obverse, reverse, mint mark location, special features, etc.):
There were two major varieties of the 1797 Turban Head $10 Gold Eagle. The earlier and rarer variety features the original small eagle on the reverse of the coin as depicted above. Later on in 1797 - a new Heraldic Large Eagle was featured on the reverse and would be used up until 1804 when $10 gold eagle coin production would stop for 34 years. Source of example image is courtesy of Heritage Auction Galleries.
The 1797 Turban Head Gold $10 Eagle (Small Eagle Variety) is worth $38,463 in average condition and can be worth $196,957 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: $645.48
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