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Obverse of 1807 Turban Head Half Eagle     Reverse of 1807 Turban Head Half Eagle


1807 FIVE DOLLARS
OR HALF EAGLE - TURBAN HEAD
(see also 1807 Capped Bust Half Eagle)

PCGS No: 8092

Mintage:

Circulation strikes: 32,488
Proofs: 0

Designer: Robert Scot

Diameter: 25 millimeters

Metal content:
Gold - 91.7%
Silver and Copper - 8.3%

Weight: 135 grains (8.748 grams)

Edge: Reeded

Mintmark: None (all dates of this type were struck at Philadelphia)

Images courtesy of Hanks & Associates

Notes:
The finest Uncirculated "Bust Right" examples graded by PCGS are 5 MS-64's.

Significant examples:
Select Uncirculated (illustrated above).  Ex - the Rogers collection.

Recent appearances:
PCGS MS-64.  Superior 03/2001:804, $18,400.00

PCGS MS-63.  Harry W. Bass, Jr. - Bowers and Merena 10/1999:780 - Bowers and Merena 07/2002:776, illustrated, "Breen-6450, B-1B..., $12,650.00

PCGS MS-63.  Heritage Numismatic Auctions, Inc.'s "Philadelphia 2000 Signature Sale", August 6-7, 2000:7211, "B-2c", illustrated, $15,525.00

NGC MS-63.  John A. Beck - Quality Sales 01/1975:365 - Bowers and Merena, Inc.'s H.W. Bass, Jr. Collection Part II, October 1999, Lot 780 - Ira & Larry Goldberg Coins & Collectibles, Inc.'s "The California Sale", October 2-3, 2000, Lot 886, sold for $11,500.00, where it was described as follows: "Breen-1B, Rarity 6. NGC graded MS-63. A lovely example with full reflective prooflike surfaces, deeper on the reverse. Both the obverse and reverse show light handling marks, and this piece is quickly identifiable by a tiny tick mark below the B of LIBERTY. Minor adjustment marks are noted on the upper left rim of the reverse. Overall, a choice example that would enhance even the most advanced collection.  The NGC and PCGS Population Reports show a combined total of 37 graded this high, with only 8 graded higher, all as MS-64 for the date. Color Photo."

"Brilliant Uncirculated".  Stack's 12/2003:961, $9,200.00

Choice About Uncirculated.  Ex- Stack's "The September Sale", September 12-13, 2000, Lot 1543, "Breen-1A", sold for $3,680.00

NGC AU-58, Choice About Uncirculated.  Ex - Stack's "65th Anniversary Sale", October 17-19, 2000, Lot 1722, "Breen 4-C, Miller 90, Large 8 in date", plated, unsold

AU-58.  Ex - Bowers and Merena Galleries, "The Harry W. Bass, Jr. Collection, Part IV Sale", November 20-21, 2000, Lot 316, "Breen-1B", illustrated, sold for $3,910.00  From Superior's sale of the Gilhousen Collection, February 1973, Lot 343

AU-58.  Ex - Bowers and Merena Galleries, "The Harry W. Bass, Jr. Collection, Part IV Sale", November 20-21, 2000, Lot 317, "Breen-4C", illustrated, sold for $4,370.00  From Quality Sales Corporation's sale of the John A. Beck Collection, February 1976, Lot 374

AU-58.  Ex - Ira & Larry Goldberg Coins & Collectibles, Inc.'s "Benson Collection, Part I", February 16, 18-20, 2001, Lot 4005, "Miller 91, not in Breen, Rarity-7", illustrated, sold for $4,370.00

NGC AU-58.  Ex - Bowers & Merena Galleries' "The Rarities Sale", January 3, 2001, Lot 501, illustrated, not sold

NGC AU-53.  Ex - Superior Galleries "Pre-Long Beach" Elite Coin Auction, May 25-27, 2003, Lot 3686, sold for $5,290.00

AU-50.  Ex - Ira & Larry Goldberg Coins & Collectibles, Inc.'s "Benson Collection, Part I", February 16, 18-20, 2001, Lot 4004, "Miller-87, Breen-2-B, Rarity-6+", illustrated, sold for $2,875.00

EF/AU.  Ex - Stack's "The University of Notre Dame Sale", March 20-21, 2001, Lot 1096, "Breen-1a", plated, sold for $3,450.00

Sources and/or recommended reading:
"Walter Breen's Complete Encyclopedia Of U.S. And Colonial Coins" by Walter Breen

"The PCGS Population Report, July 2003" by The Professional Coin Grading Service

Obverse of 1807 Half Eagle - Turban Head     Reverse of 1807 Half Eagle - Turban Head

Images courtesy of Ira & Larry Goldberg Coins & Collectibles, Inc.