1811 Capped Bust Gold $5 Half Eagle : All Varieties

Capped Draped Bust - Head Facing Left

Mintage: 99,580
Minted at: Philadelphia (No Mint Mark)

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.):
1811 Capped Bust $5 Gold Half Eagle Varieties - Small 5 vs Tall 5
There were two major varieties of the 1811 $5 Gold Capped Bust Half Eagle. The varieties deal with the sizing and format of the number "5" at the bottom of the reverse of the coin where the 5 dollar denomination is depicted. One variety has a small "5" while the other has a tall "5". The difference between the Small 5 vs Tall 5 varieties is depicted above in the example comparison image. Note out the Tall 5 is taller and the bottom of the number nearly touches the rim of the coin. Also the spacing between the "5" and "D." is wider with the tall 5 variety.

Major Varieties:
1811 Capped Bust $5 Gold Half Eagle - Small 5
1811 Capped Bust $5 Gold Half Eagle - Tall 5

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: $620.41

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