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1797 Small Eagle $5 MS 16 Stars Obverse, BD-4

1797 Small Eagle $5 MS 16 Stars Obverse, BD-4

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Greysheet Catalog Details (GSID: 198177)

The 1797 Five dollar gold half eagle is part of a series of Draped bust gold half eagle coins struck from 1795-1798. The specific variety is Small Eagle. Struck in Philadelphia and designated as a Business (MS) strike, this coin is made of 91.67% gold; 8.33% silver & copper from a mintage of 3,609 struck and has a rarity rating of 8.
Obverse: Liberty with cap, facing right, surrounded by 16 stars and the word LIBERTY around the periphery. The date is centered at the bottom.
Reverse: A small eagle is centered holding a wreath in its beak, over its head, and an olive branch in its talons. UNITED STATES OF AMERICA is written around the periphery.

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GSID: 198177
Coin Date: 1797
Denomination: $5 / Five dollar gold half eagle
Designation: MS
Mint Mark: P
Mint Location: Philadelphia
Mintage: 3,609
Coinage Type: Draped bust gold half eagle
Coinage Years: 1795-1798
Prefix: Unique
Composition: 91.67% gold; 8.33% silver & copper
Variety: Small Eagle
Variety 2: 16 Stars Obverse, BD-4
Rarity: R-8
Strike Type: Business
Diameter: 25 mm
Fineness: 0.9167
Weight: 8.75 gr
Coin Shape: Round
Designer: James B. Longacre
Obverse Lettering: LIBERTY, 1797
Obverse Designer: Robert Scot
Reverse Designer: Robert Scot
PCGS #: 519866

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