Capped Bust, Right, Half Eagle $5 Gold Value Chart - Mintages
Date/Mint Mark
Mintages
V30
EF40
AU50
MS63
Small/Plain Eagle Reverse
1795 Small Eagle
8,707
$24,000
$28,500
$39,500
$150,000
1796 6 over 5
6,196
$26,000
$40,000
$60,000
$215,000
1797 All Varieties
3,609
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1797 15 Stars
Inc Above
$36,000
$65,000
$100,000

1797 16 Stars
Inc Above
$31,000
$50,000
$80,000

1798 Small Eagle
(7 Identified)
$35,000
$500,000
$750,000

Eagle And Shield Reverse (Heraldic Eagle)
1795 Heraldic Eagle Shield
Included in 1798 Mintage
$23,000
$30,000
$50,000
$175,000
1797 7 Over 5
Included in 1798 Mintage
$28,000
$40,000
$70,000

1797 15 Stars
Included in 1798 Mintage
Unique



1797 16 Stars
Included in 1798 Mintage
Unique



1798 All Types
24,867
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1798 Small 8
Inc Above
$7,800
$12,500
$18,500
$75,000
1798 Large 8, 13 Stars
Inc Above
$5,800
$9,000
$14,000

1798 Large 8, 14 Stars
Inc Above
$6,800
$7,500
$14,000

1799
7,451
$6,000
$7,500
$14,000
$65,000
1800
37,628
$5,200
$7,000
$10,000
$33,500
1802 2 Over 1
53, 176
$5,200
$7,000
$10,000
$31,500
1803 3 Over 2
33,506
$5,200
$7,000
$10,000
$32,500
1804 All Varieties
30,475
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1804 Small 8
Inc Above
$5,200
$7,000
$10,000
$32,500
1804 Small 8 Over large 8
Inc Above
$5,200
$7,000
$10,500
$42,500
1805
33,183
$5,200
$7,000
$10,000
$32,500
1806 Pointed-Top 6
9,676
$5,200
$7,000
$10,000
$36,500
1806 Round-Top 6
54,417
$5,200
$7,000
$10,000
$32,500
1807
32,488
$5,200
$7,000
$10,000
$32,500
Gold Coins Were Illegal To Own
It's amazing, that at one time in American History, that it was illegal to own already collected and circulated gold coinage. In 1933, spear-headed by the President Franklin Roosevelt, the US Government did just that; enacting legislation that made it illegal for US Citizens to own US Gold Coins. It was an attempt to bring America out of the depression state and save financial institutions in the US and was backed by a punishment of $10,000 or imprisonment!

People panicked, some rushed to relinquish their gold holdings and turned it over to the government to be melted, but many others buried their coins in fear of being punished. Fortunately, such is not the case now and numismatist can freely buy and own gold coins. Like never before, collectors are buying gold coins and bullion, but it still begs the question; How much buried and hidden coins are still to be found?

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