The $5 Half Eagle Gold Coin was redesigned in 1908 by sculptor Bela Lyon Pratt. Last minted in 1929, the design (shared with the $2.50 “Quarter Eagle”) was unique in US coinage history for using an ancient Egyptian style of recessing the features of the coin below the field. This has led to less wear on the features overall.
The realistic face of a Native American in ceremonial headdress dominates the obverse of the coin. The word LIBERTY across the top edge divides the thirteen stars draped across the upper portion of the coin. The artist’s initials BLP and the date are below the bust. The reverse features the standing eagle atop a bundle of arrows, facing left. Compared to the $10 Gold Eagle, the two mottos on the reverse of the Half Eagle are switched: “E Pluribus Unum” appears on the left, and “In God We Trust” is on the right.
These common-date ”raw” coins have not been certified by a coin grading service, but are considered to be in generally “VF” (Very Fine) condition.
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