1815 Capped Bust Gold $5 Half Eagle : Bold Relief

Capped Head - Facing Left - Large Diameter

Mintage: 635
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.):
1815 Capped Bust $5 Gold Half Eagle - Five Dollars
The 1815 $5 Gold Capped Bust Half Eagle is one of the rarest and most valuable gold coins - and it is also highly desirable and popular. 635 of these coins were originally struck but only around 12 are known to exist today - mostly housed in museums and permanent collections. These coins are worth hundreds of thousands of dollars and there are likely some still in existence but not yet known. Source of example image is courtesy of Heritage Auction Galleries.
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)
--$97,310$126,692$176,752$196,895$394,919$577,713-

USA Coin Book estimated value of 1815 Capped Bust Gold $5 Half Eagle (Bold Relief Variety) is worth $97,310 in average condition and can be worth $394,919 to $577,713 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: $331.22





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