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- Gold $5 Half Eagle
- Turban Head
1795 Turban Head Gold $5 Half Eagle
Small Eagle Reverse - Capped Bust - Head Facing Right
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.):
The 1795 $5 Turban Head Gold Half Eagle (Small Eagle Reverse) is actually the very first year of the $5 Half Eagle Denomination. It is also the very first of the United States gold coins. The "Heraldic Eagle Reverse" $5 Half Eagle was also dated 1795 - but were actually struck in 1798. Source of example image is courtesy of Heritage Auction Galleries.
USA Coin Book estimated value of 1795 Turban Head Gold $5 Half Eagle is worth $20,365 in average condition and can be worth $71,735 to $153,844 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: $343.39
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