Because it was the only coin ever minted at all 7 US Mint facilities, the $5 Liberty Gold Half Eagle holds a special place in numismatic society. A complete set of coins from each mint is a highlight for many collectors. The Half Eagle was struck from .900 fine gold to increase its durability while in circulation. The coin measures 21.6mm in diameter.
The obverse features a bust of Lady Liberty in portrait wearing a coronet crown, which gives rise to the Half Eagle also being referred to as the Liberty Head or Coronet Head. “LIBERTY” is written on the coronet and the mint date is found at the bottom of the obverse. The reverse shows a bald eagle clutching arrows and olive branches with a heraldic shield. The legend “UNITED STATES OF AMERICA - FIVE D” circles the eagle and Half Eagles struck after 1866 also have “IN GOD WE TRUST” on ribbons above the eagle.
Struck between 1839 and 1908, Liberty Heads can be distinguished between by the mint mark of the Mint at which they were struck, excluding coins minted at the Philadelphia mint which bear no mint mark; CC– Carson City, C-Charlotte, D-Dahlonega, D-Denver, O-New Orleans, and S-San Francisco. Many Liberty Heads were melted following the abolition of gold coins in 1933 and this combined with their age makes them comparatively scarce.
Gainesville Coins offers $5 Liberty Gold Half Eagles in raw About Uncirculated condition and from random dates as based on the inventory available at the time of purchase. The coins have been graded "by eye" to be in about uncirculated condition. They have not been graded by a third party grading service.
|Face Value:||5 Dollars|
|Mint:||United States Mint|