1804 Turban Head Gold $10 Eagle : Plain 4 - Proof - Restrike

Heraldic Eagle - Capped Bust Facing Right

Mintage: 4
Minted at: Philadelphia

Designer - Engraver: Robert Scot
Metal Composition: 90% Gold - 10% Copper

Diameter: 33 mm
Mass / Weight: 17.5 grams

What this coin looks like (obverse, reverse, mint mark location, special features, etc.):
1804 Plain 4 - Turban Head $10 Gold Eagle - Ten Dollars - Restrike Proof
There were two major varieties of the 1804 $10 Gold Turban Head Eagle. One variety features a Crosslet "4" in the 1804 date - which is the common and original variety actually struck in 1804. The other variety is the Plain "4" without the crosslet at the right side of the "4" - which is actually an exceptionally rare restrike Proof coin (depicted above).

The 1804 Plain "4" variety was actually struck in 1834 and 1835 with only 4 coins known to exist. These are historically significant coins as they were produced exclusively for diplomatic presentation sets sent out to foreign dignitaries. It has a similar history to the famous 1804 Draped Bust Silver Dollars in which about 20 were produced (originals and restrikes). The 1804 $10 Gold Eagles are even rarer than the silver dollar - but they are valued a bit less and undervalued (they are still worth multiple millions of dollars!). Only 4 presentation sets were produced and 2 of them were actually presented to dignitaries - one to the King of Siam and the other to Imaum of Muscut. The difference between the 1804 Crosslet 4 vs Plain 4 is depicted below in the example comparison image (Source of example image above is courtesy of The Harry W. Bass Jr. Foundation):

1804 Crosslet 4 vs Plain 4 - $10 Turban Head Gold 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)
-------$4,094,517-

USA Coin Book estimated value of 1804 Turban Head Gold $10 Eagle (Plain 4 - Proof - Restrike Variety) is worth $4,094,517 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: $663.49





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