1804 P Turban Head Gold $10 Eagle : Plain 4 - Proof - Restrike

Heraldic Eagle - Capped Bust Facing Right

Mintage: 4
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.):
1804 Plain 4 - Turban Head $10 Gold Eagle - Ten Dollars - Restrike Proof
There were two major varieties of the 1804 $10 Gold Turban Head Eagle. One variety features a Crosslet "4" in the 1804 date - which is the common and original variety actually struck in 1804. The other variety is the Plain "4" without the crosslet at the right side of the "4" - which is actually an exceptionally rare restrike Proof coin (depicted above).

The 1804 Plain "4" variety was actually struck in 1834 and 1835 with only 4 coins known to exist. These are historically significant coins as they were produced exclusively for diplomatic presentation sets sent out to foreign dignitaries. It has a similar history to the famous 1804 Draped Bust Silver Dollars in which about 20 were produced (originals and restrikes). The 1804 $10 Gold Eagles are even rarer than the silver dollar - but they are valued a bit less and undervalued (they are still worth multiple millions of dollars!). Only 4 presentation sets were produced and 2 of them were actually presented to dignitaries - one to the King of Siam and the other to Imaum of Muscut. The difference between the 1804 Crosslet 4 vs Plain 4 is depicted below in the example comparison image (Source of example image above is courtesy of The Harry W. Bass Jr. Foundation):

1804 Crosslet 4 vs Plain 4 - $10 Turban Head Gold Eagle - Difference and Comparison
Coin valuation chart: Typical coin prices, values and worth per grade or condition - in USD
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About Uncirculated

MELT VALUE: $656.61

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