1796 Turban Head Gold $2.50 Quarter Eagle : With Stars On Obverse

Capped Bust - Head Facing Right - Early Gold Coins

Mintage: 432
Minted at: Philadelphia

Designer - Engraver: Robert Scot
Metal Composition: 92% Gold - 8% Silver and Copper

Diameter: 20 mm
Mass / Weight: 4.37 grams

What this coin looks like (obverse, reverse, mint mark location, special features, etc.):
1796 Turban Head $2.50 Gold Quarter Eagle - With Stars - 2 1/2 Dollars
The 1796 Turban Head Gold Quarter Eagle is the very first year of production for this coin type. There were two major varieties: One variety had Stars on the obverse of the coin (as depicted above) and the other variety had No Stars on the obverse. The difference between the 1796 "No Stars" vs "With Stars" varieties is depicted below in the example comparison image (Source of example images is courtesy of Heritage Auction Galleries):

1796 No Stars vs With Stars - Turban Head $2.50 Gold Quarter Eagle
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-65)
Proof
(PR-65)
--$35,082$48,221$71,195$97,253$196,828$1,097,127-

USA Coin Book estimated value of 1796 Turban Head Gold $2.50 Quarter Eagle (With Stars On Obverse Variety) is worth $35,082 in average condition and can be worth $196,828 to $1,097,127 or more in uncirculated (MS+) 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: $167.78





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