1798 P Turban Head Gold $10 Eagle : 8 Over 7 - 7 Stars Left - 6 Stars Right

Heraldic Eagle - Capped Bust Facing Right

Mintage: 842
Minted at: Philadelphia

Designer - Engraver: Robert Scot
Metal Composition: 90% Gold - 10% Copper

Diameter: 33 mm
Mass / Weight: 17.5 grams

What this coin looks like (obverse, reverse, mint mark location, special features, etc.):
1798/7 7x6 Stars - Turban Head $10 Gold Eagle - Ten Dollars
There were two major varieties of the 1798/7 Turban Head $10 Gold Eagle. All varieties feature the "8 Over 7" overdate where the 1798 date was struck over the 1797 date when the dies were re-used. The two varieties feature a different number of stars on each side of the liberty bust on the obverse of the coin. One variety features 7 stars on the left side and 6 stars on the right side (7x6 Stars - as depicted above - source of example image is courtesy of Heritage Auction Galleries). Whereas the other variety features 9 stars on the left side and 4 on the right (9x4). The difference between the 9x4 Stars vs 7x6 Stars variety is depicted below in the example comparison image:

1798/7 9x4 Stars vs 7x6 Stars - $10 Turban Head Gold Eagle - Difference and Comparison

Depicted below is an example closeup image of the 1798/7 overdate. Note that parts of the underlying "7" are easily seen within and around the "8" as depicted by the arrows: (Source of example images is courtesy of Heritage Auction Galleries):

1798/7  Turban Head Gold Eagle - 8 Over 7 Overdate - 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)
--39,88452,91884,899131,720249,048547,384-

MELT VALUE: $607.44


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