Only 7 examples of the 1798 Small Eagle $5 gold coin were ever produced making it exceptionally rare.
The 1798 Small Eagle has greater rarity and value compared to the Large Eagle reverse $5 Half Eagles.
With so few struck, some 1798 Small Eagles are owned by Smithsonian and Harry Bass Foundation.
Any of these early gold rarities that do appear at auction in collectible grades can realize over $2 million.
Chief Engraver Robert Scot designed the imaginative Turban Head motif displayed on the obverse.
Ideal examples retain nearly complete mint luster on surfaces untouched for 225+ years.
Early gold collectors fiercely compete when a 1798 Small Eagle happens to become available.