1797 Turban Head Gold $10 Eagle : Small Eagle

Small Eagle - Capped Bust Facing Right

Mintage: 3,615
Minted at: Philadelphia

Designer - Engraver: Robert Scot
Metal Composition: 92% Gold - 8% Silver and Copper

Diameter: 33 mm
Mass / Weight: 17.5 grams

What this coin looks like (obverse, reverse, mint mark location, special features, etc.):
1796 Small Eagle - Turban Head $10 Gold Eagle - Ten Dollars
There were two major varieties of the 1797 Turban Head $10 Gold Eagle. The earlier and rarer variety features the original small eagle on the reverse of the coin as depicted above. Later on in 1797 - a new Heraldic Large Eagle was featured on the reverse and would be used up until 1804 when $10 gold eagle coin production would stop for 34 years. 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)
--$38,480$54,466$65,164$107,680$196,974$377,810-

USA Coin Book estimated value of 1797 Turban Head Gold $10 Eagle (Small Eagle Variety) is worth $38,480 in average condition and can be worth $196,974 to $377,810 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: $662.04





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