1798 Turban Head Gold $5 Half Eagle : Small 8

Heraldic Eagle Reverse - Capped Bust - Head Facing Right

Mintage: N/A
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.):
1798 Small 8 - Turban Head $5 Gold Half Eagle - Five Dollars
There were a few major varieties of the 1798 $5 Gold Turban Head Half Eagle. This variety features a Small "8" in the 1798 date. There were two major varieties of the 1798 date on the obverse of the coin. One variety had the Small "8" and the other had a Large "8". The Large "8" is noticeably wider. The difference between the Small 8 vs Large 8 is depicted below in the example comparison image - note how top and bottom inside portion of the Large "8" is much wider (Source of example images is courtesy of Heritage Auction Galleries):

1798 Small 8 vs Large 8 - $5 Turban Head Gold Half Eagle - Difference and Comparison
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)
--$5,685$7,803$12,569$18,839$38,384$80,673-

The 1798 Turban Head Gold $5 Half Eagle (Small 8 Variety) is worth $5,685 in average condition and can be worth $38,384 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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