1809 Capped Bust Gold $5 Half Eagle : 9 Over 8

Capped Draped Bust - Head Facing Left

Mintage: 33,875
Minted at: Philadelphia

Designer - Engraver: John Reich
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.):
1809/8 Capped Bust $5 Gold Half Eagle - Five Dollars
One major variety is the 1809/8 $5 Capped Bust Gold Half Eagle. There were no "normal" varieties for this year - all half eagles produced in 1809 features the 1809 over 1808 overdate error (9 Over 8 variety). Parts of the underlying "8" can be seen in the middle of the "9" in the date. Depicted below is an example closeup image of the overdate - notice the portions of the underlying "8" depicted by the arrows (source of example image is courtesy of Heritage Auction Galleries):

1809/8 Capped Bust Gold Half Eagle - 9 Over 8 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)
--$3,074$4,145$5,221$8,295$13,663$28,261-

USA Coin Book estimated value of 1809 Capped Bust Gold $5 Half Eagle (9 Over 8 Variety) is worth $3,074 in average condition and can be worth $13,663 to $28,261 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: $336.44





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