1796 Turban Head Gold $5 Half Eagle : 6 Over 5

Small Eagle Reverse - Capped Bust - Head Facing Right

Mintage: 6,196
Minted at: Philadelphia

Designer - Engraver: Robert Scot
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.):
1796/5 Small Eagle - Turban Head $5 Gold Half Eagle - Five Dollars
The 1796/5 $5 Gold Turban Head Half Eagle features a "6 Over 5" overdate. All coins have a 1796 struck over an 1795 as it was cheaper in those days to re-use the dies by striking over them with the new date. Depicted below is an example closeup image of the underlying parts of the "5" seen within and around the "6" (Source of example images is courtesy of Heritage Auction Galleries):

1796/5 Small Eagle - Turban Head Gold Half Eagle - 6 Over 5 Overdate - Closeup Example Image
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-63)
Proof
(PR-63)
--$20,218$25,390$40,966$61,428$109,276$228,177-

The 1796 Turban Head Gold $5 Half Eagle (6 Over 5 Variety) is worth $20,218 in average condition and can be worth $109,276 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: $333.11





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