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1798 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 1798 Small Eagle $5 Gold Turban Head Half Eagle is exceptionally rare and valuable - it is much rarer than the "Heraldic Large Eagle" variety. Only 7 of these coins are known to exist: 2 of these are housed at the Smithsonian Institute's National Numismatic Collection and 1 at the Harry Bass Research Foundation and the rest are in private collection with some not seen since the 1940's. Source of example image is courtesy of Stack's Bowers Galleries.
The 1798 Turban Head Gold $5 Half Eagle is worth $394,885 in average condition and can be worth $1,812,181 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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