PCGS 8078 - 1798 $5 Large 8, 13 Star Reverse

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1798 Large '8' with 13 reverse stars Half Eagle; BD-4 variety ~ XF-45 / White Oak River Collection.

This is from an original mintage of 24,867, although some of that number accounts for the 1795 "Large Eagle" and 1798 "Small Eagle" varieties. All told, there are nine different known 1798 Large Eagle varieties, to include a variety with 14 reverse stars, versus the normal 13 reverse stars. No more than an estimated 230-240 graded by PCGS & NGC combined.

Specification: 17.5 g, .916 fine gold, .516 troy oz AGW, 33 mm diameter, designed by Robert Scot.

Catalog reference: KM 30.


  • Michael, Thomas, Standard Catalog of World Coins, 1701-1800, 7th ed., Iola, WI: Krause Publications, 2016.

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