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  Total Value: $359,425.00
The first United States gold coins were half eagles made in 1795. These appeared two years after the first American copper coins and one year after the first silver coins. These new coins had a face value of five dollars. The Coinage Act of April 2, 1792 authorized the half eagle. The production of the half eagle officially began on July 31, 1795; 744 half eagles were made on that first day. It was to weigh 135 grains and be made of .9167 fine gold. This weight and fineness did not change until the Act of January 18, 1837 when the weight became 129 grains and the fineness became .900.

Capped Bust to Right (1795-1807); Capped Bust to Left (1807-1812); Capped Head to Left (1813-1834); Classic Head, No Motto (1834-1838); Liberty Head (1839-1908); Indian Head (1908-1929).

 
Coin ID
Type
Date
Svc
Grade
Price
Images
 Coin Description
Half Eagles
RC3073
$5
PCGS
VF25
$7,200
1798 Half Eagle - 1798 Draped Bust $5 PCGS VF25, Large Eagle, Small 8. BD-8, R-5. Scarcely available at this price point. Looks 30-35. Old green holder...More >>>
RC787289
$5
PCGS
MS63
$25,750
1807 Capped Bust $5, Bust Left PCGS MS63. (BD-8, R-2)...More >>>
RC3064
$5
NGC
XF45
$7,200
1809/8 Half Eagle - 1809/8 Capped Bust $5 NGC XF45. BD-1, R-3+. Popular overdate issue...More >>>
RC7602005
$5
NGC
AU55 CAC
P.O.R
1812 Half Eagle - 1812 Capped Bust $5 NGC AU55 CAC. BD-1, R.3. Bass-Dannreuther Die State a/a without clash marks. The "Wide 5D" variety, readily distinguished....More >>>
RC30661
$5
NGC
AU Details
$13,600
1825/4/1 Partial 4 Capped Bust $5 Gold NGC AU Details. BD-1, R-5+. "Reverse Repaired, Cleaned". Very rare - only 20 in all grades combined at PCGS & NGC...More >>>
RC3086
$5
PCGS
AU55
$9,525
1834 Half Eagle - 1834 Classic Cross 4 $5 PCGS AU55. Scarce variety; 1st year of Classic Head type. Crisp detail & attractive color...More >>>
RC30521
$5
NGC
MS61
$5,100
1840 Half Eagle - 1840 Liberty $5 Gold NGC MS61. Small Diameter. Lovely 61+. Pop for Small Diameter NGC 2/0...More >>>
RC30532
$5
NGC
MS61
$11,700
1843-D Half Eagle - 1843-D Liberty $5 NGC MS61. Medium D. Lustrous 61+, PQ. Old holder...More >>>
RC3049
$5
NGC
AU53
$3,350
1843-O Half Eagle - 1843-O $5 NGC AU53. Small Letters. Scarce early O-mint issue...More >>>
RC2125537
$5
PCGS
MS64
$19,500
1844 Half Eagle - 1844 Liberty $5 Gold PCGS MS64. Condition census. Only 1 graded higher...More >>>
RC3093
$5
NGC
XF45 CAC
$3,000
1844-D Half Eagle - 1844-D Liberty $5 NGC XF45 CAC. Choice type coin. Looks AU...More >>>
RC3092
$5
PCGS
XF45
$2,800
1844-D Half Eagle - 1844-D Liberty $5 PCGS XF45. Boldly-detailed type coin...More >>>
RC3094
$5
NGC
AU53
$3,700
1845-D Half Eagle - 1845-D Liberty $5 NGC AU53. Pleasing type coin...More >>>
RC30952
$5
NGC
XF45
$3,000
1846-D Half Eagle - 1846-D Liberty $5 NGC XF45. Among the scarcest Dahlonega Half Eagle issues, despite the relatively high mintage...More >>>
RC30841
$5
NGC
MS61
$11,750
1846-D/D Half Eagle - 1846-D/D Liberty $5 Gold NGC MS61. Popular overdate issue, very scarce in Mint State...More >>>
RC30982
$5
NGC
MS62
$2,800
1852 Half Eagle - 1852 Liberty $5 NGC MS62...More >>>
RC30941
$5
PCGS
AU58
$18,400
1858-S Half Eagle - 1858-S Liberty $5 PCGS AU58. Lustrous slider. Only 1 graded finer!..More >>>
RC31012
$5
PCGS
AU55
$5,150
1860-D Half Eagle - 1860-D Liberty $5 PCGS AU55. Medium D...More >>>
RC30801
$5
PCGS
MS61
$15,500
1860-D Half Eagle - 1860-D Liberty $5 Medium D PCGS MS61. Noteworthy strike, lustre & eye appeal. Very scarce in Mint State...More >>>
RC79737
$5
PCGS
XF45
$950
1861 Liberty Gold $5 PCGS XF45. Civil War Gold $5....More >>>
RC73978
$5
PCGS
AU55 CAC
$1,500
1861 Liberty Gold $5 PCGS AU55 CAC....More >>>
RC73775
$5
PCGS
AU55 CAC
$1,500
1861 Liberty $5 PCGS AU55 CAC....More >>>
RC71861A
$5
NGC
XF-AU
P.O.R
1861 Civil War Gold Set - 1861 Gold Dollar NGC AU55, 1861 Quarter Eagle NGC AU55, 1861 Half Eagle PCGS XF45, 1861 Eagle NGC AU55, 1861 Double Eagle NGC XF45 CAC...More >>>
RC30991
$5
PCGS
AU58
$6,700
1868-S Half Eagle - 1868-S Liberty $5 PCGS AU58. Conditionally scarce...More >>>
RC31004
$5
NGC
AU55
$7,550
1869 Half Eagle - 1869 Liberty $5 NGC AU55. Low mintage and low pop.More >>>
RC30651
$5
NGC
AU58
$7,900
1869-S Half Eagle - 1869-S Liberty $5 NGC AU58. Conditional scarcity...More >>>
RC3105
$5
NGC
MS61
$24,100
1871-S Half Eagle - 1871-S Liberty $5 NGC MS61. Rare! Rich orange-gold color...More >>>
RC3107
$5
PCGS
AU55
$5,150
1873-S Half Eagle - 1873-S Liberty $5 PCGS AU55. Conditionally scarce...More >>>
RC31051
$5
PCGS
XF45
$6,300
1874-CC Half Eagle - 1874-CC Liberty $5 PCGS XF45. Pretty color, bold detail. No PCGS AU55 auction records since 2006...More >>>
RC2131390
$5
PCGS
MS65 CAC
$16,450
1878 Half Eagle - 1878 Liberty $5 Gold PCGS MS65 CAC. Gem surfaces. Only 2 graded higher at PCGS. Highest CAC...More >>>
RC7110001
$5
NGC
F12 CAC
$1,200
1880-CC Half Eagle - 1880-CC $5 NGC F12 CAC. This circulated, Western branch mint half eagle could easily have graded several points higher....More >>>
RC2131392
$5
PCGS
PR64 CAM CAC
$26,500
1886 Half Eagle - 1886 Liberty $5 Gold PCGS PR64CAM CAC. Gem CAMEO. Only 72 struck...More >>>
RC7910001
$5
NGC
AU58CAC
$2,050
1892-CC Half Eagle - 1892-CC $5 NGC AU58CAC. Carson City Half Eagle. This near-Mint State, Western branch mint 1892-CC half eagle has...More >>>
RC79147
$5
PCGS
AU55 CAC Gold
$750
1897 Half Eagle - 1897 $5 PCGS AU55 CAC Gold...More >>>
RC2128984
$5
PCGS
PR65 CAM
$37,500
1904 Half Eagle - 1904 Liberty $5 Gold PCGS PR65 CAM. Gem CAMEO Proof. Only 136 struck. Only 3 higher at PCGS...More >>>
RC73001
$5
NGC
MS63 CAC
$1,250
1907 Half Eagle - 1907 $5 NGC MS63 CAC. Very popular date as the 1907 dated coronet type Liberty Half Eagle is the last date in the series which was followed by the...More >>>
RC31121
$5
NGC
AU58
$21,800
1909-O Half Eagle - 1909-O Indian $5 NGC AU58. The sole New Orleans-minted Indian Half Eagle issue...More >>>
RC3097
$5
PCGS
MS63 CAC
$20,000
1912-S Half Eagle - 1912-S Indian $5 PCGS MS63 CAC. Crisp, fresh, lustrous, looks 64...More >>>
RC71020
$5
NGC
PF70 Ultra Cameo
$500
1986-W G$5 Statue of Liberty Gold Five Dollar PR70 Ultra Cameo NGC. US Vault Collection. NGC Census: (1). PCGS Population (369)...More >>>
RC79604
$5
PCGS
PF69 DCAM
$750
1995W $5 Cilvil War (1995W Half Eagle Civil War) PCGS PF69 DCAM. This modern commemorative 1995 Half Eagle has a sharp, full strike on both sides...More >>>
The first United States gold coins were half eagles made in 1795. These appeared two years after the first American copper coins and one year after the first silver coins. These new coins had a face value of five dollars. The Coinage Act of April 2, 1792 authorized the half eagle. The production of the half eagle officially began on July 31, 1795; 744 half eagles were made on that first day. It was to weigh 135 grains and be made of .9167 fine gold. This weight and fineness did not change until the Act of January 18, 1837 when the weight became 129 grains and the fineness became .900.

Capped Bust to Right (1795-1807); Capped Bust to Left (1807-1812); Capped Head to Left (1813-1834); Classic Head, No Motto (1834-1838); Liberty Head (1839-1908); Indian Head (1908-1929).



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