1820 Capped Bust Gold $5 Half Eagle : Square Base 2

Capped Head - Facing Left - Large Diameter

Mintage: N/A
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.):
1820 Square Base 2 - Capped Bust $5 Gold Half Eagle - Five Dollars
There were a few major varieties of the 1820 $5 Gold Capped Bust Gold Half Eagle. Depicted above is the Square Base 2 variety (Source of example image is courtesy of Heritage Auction Galleries).

There were two major varieties dealing with the styling of the number "2" in the 1820 date on the obverse of the coin. One variety featured a curled or curved base on the number "2" while the other have a flat square base. The differences between the Curl Base 2 vs Square Base 2 is depicted below in the example comparison image:

1820 Curl Base 2 vs Square Base 2 - $5 Capped Bust 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)
--$5,218$7,001$8,292$10,041$18,000$35,135-

The 1820 Capped Bust Gold $5 Half Eagle (Square Base 2 Variety) is worth $5,218 in average condition and can be worth $18,000 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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