1825 Capped Bust Gold $5 Half Eagle : 5 Over Partial 4

Capped Head - Facing Left - Large Diameter

Mintage: 29,060
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.):
1825/4/1 Capped Bust $5 Gold Half Eagle - 5 Over Partial 4 - Five Dollars
One major variety is the 1825/4/1 $5 Gold Capped Bust Half Eagle. There are a few aliases for this variety - sometimes it is known as the 1825/1 (historical standard) or the "5 Over Partial 4" (newer standard). All of these describe the same BD-1 variety. It turns out that this is actually a die that was leftover in 1821 and was overdated with 1824 - but was not used in 1824. It was finally overdated a second time in 1825 - so it's 1825 over 1824 over 1821! (1825/4/1). The resulting underlying digit looks like a "1" and other experts said it looks like a partially effaced "4" - so there was confusion for a number of years. (It is easily distinguishable from the ultra-rare 1825/4 BD-2 variety - which features a very clear underlying "4" digit). Depicted below is an example closeup image of the 1825/4/1 overdate (source of example image is courtesy of Heritage Auction Galleries):

1825/4/1 Capped Bust Gold Half Eagle - 5 Over Partial 4 BD-1 - 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)
--$14,353$20,213$30,560$38,381$71,247$135,414-

USA Coin Book estimated value of 1825 Capped Bust Gold $5 Half Eagle (5 Over Partial 4 Variety) is worth $14,353 in average condition and can be worth $71,247 to $135,414 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: $325.07





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