1804 Turban Head Gold $5 Half Eagle : All Varieties

Heraldic Eagle Reverse - Capped Bust - Head Facing Right

Mintage: 30,475
Minted at: Philadelphia (No Mint Mark)

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.):
1804 Turban Head $5 Gold Half Eagle Varieties - Five Dollars
There were two major varieties of the 1804 $5 Gold Turban Head Half Eagle. One variety is a normal strike with a "Small 8" in the 1804 date. The other variety is an earlier one in which a small "8" was struck over a large "8" - and also the "1" and "0" both have doubling with each digit struck over each other. It is extremely easy to distinguish the two varieties. The difference between the "Small 8" vs "Small 8 Over Large 8" is depicted above in the example comparison image (Source of example image is courtesy of Heritage Auction Galleries).

Major Varieties:
1804 Turban Head $5 Gold Half Eagle - Small 8
1804 Turban Head $5 Gold Half Eagle - Small 8 Over Large 8
Coin Value Chart: Typical Coin Prices, Values and Worth in USD based on Grade/Condition
Very Good
Very Fine
Extremely Fine
About Uncirculated

MELT VALUE: $530.18

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