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Half Eagles - Half Eagle Gold Coins - Half Eagle Gold

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. 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. The coin was not minted until Congress lowered the amount of money that the Chief Coiner and Assayer had to place as a personal bond. Henry Voigt and Albion Cox were appointed to these positions, but neither had the $10,000 necessary to post the bond. It wasn’t until the amount was lowered in 1794 to $5,000 and $1,000 respectively that Voigt and Cox could work with gold or silver. This delay explains why copper and silver coins were made until 1794. The delay also enabled Mint officials to amass enough gold bullion and prepare dies for the first gold coin. When production of the half eagle officially began on July 31, 1795, 744 half eagles were made on that first day.

 
Coin ID
Type
Date
Svc
Grade
Price
Images
 Coin Description
Half Eagles
RC7849010
$5
NGC
F15 CAC
$6,395
1806 Half Eagle  - 1806 $5 NGC F15 CAC. BD-1, Pointed 6. This 1806 Draped Bust Half Eagle has an above average reverse strike and some remaining mint luster...More >>>
RC2119617
$5
NGC
MS64
$47,500
1806 Half Eagle - 1806 $5 NGC MS64. Draped Bust $5, Knobbed 6, BD-6, R2, 7x6 Stars, Large Eagle. Tied for the second finest known at NGC, this near-Gem, Knobbed 6 1806 Half Eagle...More >>>
RC2126070
$5
NGC
MS63+
$32,950
1809/8 Half Eagle - 1809/8 $5 Gold NGC MS63+. Wonderful overdate half eagle...More >>>
RC2123228
$5
NGC
MS63
$26,950
1809/8 Half Eagle - 1809/8 $5 Gold, Large Bust, NGC MS63...More >>>
RC2125018
$5
NGC
MS65
P.O.R
1810 Half Eagle - 1810 $5 Gold NGC MS65. Large Date and Large 5. Only 2 graded higher at NGC...More >>>
RC2121906
$5
NGC
MS64
$42,500
1811 Half Eagle - 1811 $5 Gold NGC MS64. Tall 5. Only 1 graded higher at NGC...More >>>
RC3100023
$5
NGC
AU55
$5,975
1834 Classic Half Eagle - 1834 $5.00 SS New York, Classic Head, Plain 4, NGC AU55. Despite a small obverse scratch, this shipwrecked 1834 Classic Head half eagle...More >>>
RC2126436
$5
PCGS
MS60
$21,000
1840-C Half Eagle - 1840-C $5 Gold PCGS MS60. Very scarce. Only 5 graded higher at PCGS...More >>>
RC38481
$5
PCGS
XF40
$3,565
1840-D Half Eagle - 1840-D $5 PCGS XF40...More >>>
RC3299838
$5
PCGS
AU53
$2,200
1841 Half Eagle - 1841 $5 PCGS AU53. This scarce 1841 Half Eagle has flashes of mint luster within its devices. This 1841 Half Eagle coin has an above average strike with full details on the centers...More >>>
RC2125536
$5
PCGS
MS61
$19,950
1841-C Half Eagle - 1841-C $5 PCGS MS61. Only 3 graded higher at PCGS...More >>>
RC2121420
$5
PCGS
MS61
$16,950
1842-C Half Eagle - 1842-C $5 PCGS MS61. Large Date. Only 7 graded higher at PCGS...More >>>
RC3519001
$5
NGC
MS61
$10,675
1843-C Half Eagle - 1843-C $5 NGC MS61. Scarce C-mint issue, especially in Mint State. The only mint in 1843 to use the Small Letters reverse variety that all mints...More >>>
RC2125537
$5
PCGS
MS64
$19,500
1844 Half Eagle - 1844 $5 Gold, No Motto, PCGS MS64. Only 1 graded higher at PCGS...More >>>
RC2122973
$5
PCGS
MS61
$12,950
1844-D Half Eagle - 1844-D $5 Gold PCGS MS61. Only 10 graded higher at PCGS...More >>>
RC2122021
$5
NGC
MS62
$7,500
1846 Half Eagle - 1846 $5 Gold, Small Date, No Motto, NGC MS62. Only 2 graded higher at NGC...More >>>
RC2118909
$5
PCGS
MS61
$12,950
1847-C Half Eagle - 1847-C $5 Gold PCGS MS61. No Motto. Only 4 graded higher at PCGS...More >>>
RC2125597
$5
NGC
MS62
$17,500
1847-C Half Eagle - 1847-C $5 Gold NGC MS62. No Motto. Very choice. Only 2 higher at NGC...More >>>
RC3741003
$5
NGC
AU55
$18,975
1847-O Half Eagle - 1847-O $5 NGC AU55. The rarest New Orleans Half Eagle issue.  Because of its low mintage and low survival numbers, the 1847-O half eagle is rare in all grades...More >>>
RC3922006
$5
NGC
AU58
$1,225
1847/7 Half Eagle - 1847/7 $5 NGC AU58. This near-Uncirculated, recut date 1847/7 Half Eagle has muted mint luster remaining in protected areas...More >>>
RC3729004
$5
NGC
AU55
$5,150
1848-C Half Eagle - 1848-C $5 NGC AU55...More >>>
RC2125463
$5
NGC
MS63
$27,950
1849-C Half Eagle - 1849-C $5 NGC MS63. Very scarce Charlotte coin. Only 2 graded higher at NGC...More >>>
RC2123942
$5
PCGS
MS63
$22,950
1850-C Half Eagle - 1850-C $5 Gold PCGS MS63. Very flashy. Only 1 graded higher at PCGS...More >>>
RC2126561
$5
PCGS
MS61
$7,950
1852-C Half Eagle - 1852-C $5 Gold PCGS MS61. Very scarce Charlotte Mint 1852-C Half Eagle...More >>>
RC2126483
$5
PCGS
MS63
$17,500
1853-D Half Eagle - 1853-D $5 Gold PCGS MS63. Large D, only 2 graded higher at PCGS...More >>>
RC2125840
$5
NGC
MS64
$12,950
1854 Half Eagle - 1854 $5 Gold NGC MS64. A Flashy Satin Gem. Tied for the finest at NGC...More >>>
RC2126020
$5
NGC
MS63
$38,500
1854-C Half Eagle - 1854-C $5 Gold NGC MS63. Only 1 graded higher at NGC...More >>>
RC2901580
$5
PCGS
MS62
$14,500
1854-D Half Eagle - 1854-D $5 PCGS MS62...More >>>
RC2122977
$5
PCGS
MS62
$13,950
1854-D Half Eagle - 1854-D $5 Gold PCGS MS62. Large D. Only 6 graded higher at PCGS...More >>>
RC2126491
$5
PCGS
MS61
$17,500
1855-C Half Eagle - 1855-C $5 PCGS MS61. Very rare in this grade. Only graded higher at PCGS...More >>>
RC3711004
$5
NGC
AU55
$3,600
1855-S Half Eagle - 1855-S $5 NGC AU55...More >>>
RC3258940
$5
PCGS
AU55
$3,700
1855-S Half Eagle - 1855-S Half Eagle PCGS AU55 - 1855-S $5 PCGS AU55. This Western branch mint, Choice Almost Uncirculated 1855-S half eagle is well struck and shows...More >>>
RC2120416
$5
PCGS
MS63
$9,250
1856 Half Eagle - 1856 $5 Gold PCGS MS63. No Motto. Only 3 graded higher at PCGS...More >>>
RC2122776
$5
PCGS
MS64
$15,500
1856 Half Eagle - 1856 $5 Gold PCGS MS64. Only 1 graded higher at PCGS...More >>>
RC2126342
$5
PCGS
MS61
$17,500
1856-C Half Eagle - 1856-C $5 Gold PCGS MS61. Very lustrous. Only 2 graded higher at PCGS....More >>>
RC3045006
$5
NGC
AU53
$5,475
1856-O Half Eagle - 1856-O $5 NGC AU53...More >>>
RC2126430
$5
NGC
MS60
$13,950
1856-O Half Eagle - 1856-O $5 Gold NGC MS60. Very Scarce. Only 3 higher at NGC...More >>>
RC2126031
$5
PCGS
MS63
$32,500
1857-C Half Eagle - 1857-C $5 Gold PCGS MS63. Tied with 1 other for finest graded...More >>>
RC3377003
$5
NGC
AU58
$3,800
1857-S Half Eagle - 1857-S $5 NGC AU58. This near-Uncirculated, Western branch mint 1857-S half eagle has subdued mint luster remaining in protected areas. The coin is...More >>>
RC2125568
$5
NGC
MS61
$10,950
1859-C Half Eagle - 1859-C $5 Gold NGC MS61. Only 1 graded higher at NGC...More >>>
RC2126479
$5
PCGS
MS62
$16,500
1859-C Half Eagle - 1859-C $5 Gold PCGS MS62. A lustrous Charlotte Mint 1859-C Half Eagle. Only 2 other graded higher...More >>>
RC2121934
$5
NGC
MS63
$28,500
1860-C Half Eagle - 1860-C $5 Gold NGC MS63. Only 2 graded higher at NGC...More >>>
RC79529
$5
PCGS
AU58 CAC
$2,075
1861 Half Eagle - 1861 $5 PCGS AU58 CAC. In its population report, as of April 2013, CAC has confirmed 15 1861 half-eagles in near-Uncirculated AU58 condition...
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RC3376975
$5
PCGS
MS62
$3,700
1861 Half Eagle - 1861 $5 1861 $5. Civil War half eagle. This very popular, Civil War dated 1861 Half Eagle has lovely, light surfaces that are clean and lustrous...More >>>
RC6168620
$5
PCGS
AU58
$17,500
1862 Half Eagle - 1862 $5 Gold PCGS AU58. Civil War Date. Fewer than 35 Known!...More >>>
RC2614008
$5
NGC
AU50
$6,950
1866-S Half Eagle - 1866-S $5 Motto NGC AU50...More >>>
RC3403007
$5
NGC
XF40
$4,600
1866-S Half Eagle No Motto - 1866-S $5 No Motto, NGC XF40...More >>>
RC3359006
$5
NGC
AU53
$4,200
 1869-S Half Eagle - 1869-S $5 NGC AU53. Here is a Western branch mint Almost Uncirculated 1869-S Half Eagle that could have easily graded Choice AU...More >>>
RC2126404
$5
NGC
AU58
$7,950
1870 Half Eagle - 1870 $5 Gold NGC AU58. Tied for the finest at NGC...More >>>
RC2126550
$5
NGC
AU55
$8,500
1870-S Half Eagle - 1870-S $5 Gold NGC AU55. Very Scarce. Only 4 graded higher at NGC. No Mint States graded...More >>>
RC2125984
$5
NGC
AU55
$8,250
1870-S Half Eagle - 1870-S $5 Gold NGC AU55. Only 4 graded higher at NGC...More >>>
RC2052009
$5
NGC
AU53
$12,950
1871-CC Half Eagle - 1871-CC $5 NGC AU53...More >>>
RC2125247
$5
PCGS
AU58
$36,500
1871-CC Half Eagle - 1871-CC $5 Gold PCGS AU58. Only 2 graded higher at PCGS...More >>>
RC2121467
$5
PCGS
AU58
$6,500
1871-S Half Eagle - 1871-S $5 Gold PCGS AU58. Only 4 MS61 graded higher at PCGS...More >>>
RC2125381
$5
NGC
MS66
$42,500
1873 Half Eagle - 1873 $5 Gold NGC MS66. Closed 3, tied for the finest...More >>>
RC3299839
$5
PCGS
AU50
$2,650
1873-S Half Eagle - 1873-S $5 PCGS AU50. This lustrous, Western branch mint 1873-S Half Eagle has the look of an AU53 or more coin. It is well struck with full details on the centers of the stars...More >>>
RC2126546
$5
NGC
AU58
$4,950
1874 Half Eagle - 1874 $5 Gold NGC AU58. Very scarce. Only 4 graded higher at NGC...More >>>
RC2126570
$5
NGC
AU58
$4,950
1874 Half Eagle - 1874 $5 Gold NGC AU58. Very Scarce. Only 4 graded higher at NGC...More >>>
RC2124581
$5
PCGS
AU53
$10,500
1874-CC Half Eagle - 1874-CC $5 Gold PCGS AU53. Very choice for the grade...More >>>
RC2052011
$5
NGC
AU55
$13,500
1874-CC Half Eagle - 1874-CC $5 NGC AU55...More >>>
RC2248004
$5
NGC
MS65
$13,700
1878 Half Eagle - 1878 $5 NGC MS65. The 1878 Half Eagle is plentiful in circulated grades; however, in Mint State specimens are scarce, and they are rare...More >>>
RC3396424
$5
PCGS
MS63 CAC
$5,350
1878-S Half Ealge PCGS MS63 CAC - 1878-S $5, PCGS MS63 CAC. Subdued mint luster in protected areas of both sides characterizes this Mint State, eye-appealing, Western branch...More >>>
RC2125586
$5
PCGS
MS65
$4,950
1880 Half Eagle - 1880 $5 Gold PCGS MS65. Only 1 graded higher at PCGS...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 >>>
RC3109333
$5
PCGS
AU50 CAC
$2,500
1880-CC Half Eagle - 1880-CC $5 PCGS AU50 CAC. In its population report, PCGS shows 35 1880-CC half eagles certified at the AU50 grade level...More >>>
RC2126510
$5
PCGS
MS66
$15,950
1882 Half Eagle - 1882 $5 Gold PCGS MS66. Satin Gem. Tied for the finest at PCGS...More >>>
RC2120173
$5
NGC
MS65
$3,995
1882-S Half Eagle - 1882-S $5 Gold NGC MS65. With Motto. Only 4 graded higher...More >>>
RC2124483
$5
NGC
MS65
$3,995
1882-S Half Eagle - 1882-S $5 Gold NGC MS65. A Satin Gem. Only 4 graded higher at NGC...More >>>
RC2123418
$5
NGC
MS66
$10,500
1882-S Half Eagle - 1882-S $5 Gold NGC MS66. A Satin Gem. Tied for the finest at NGC...More >>>
RC3654002
$5
NGC
MS63 CAC
$2,800
1883-S Half Eagle - 1883-S $5 NGC MS63 CAC. This eye-appealing, Western branch mint 1883-S Half Eagle is a premium quality coin with the look of a near-Gem piece...More >>>
RC2121026
$5
PCGS
MS64
$8,500
1883-S Half Eagle - 1883-S $5 Gold PCGS MS64. Tied with 2 others for highest graded at PCGS...More >>>
RC2443337
$5
PCGS
AU55
$6,950
1884-CC Half Eagle - 1884-CC $5 PCGS AU55...More >>>
RC2126553
$5
PCGS
MS65
$2,995
1885-S Half Eagle - 1885-S $5 Gold PCGS MS65. Only 5 graded higher at PCGS...More >>>
RC2120725
$5
NGC
MS65
$2,995
1885-S Half Eagle - 1885-S $5 Gold NGC MS65. Only 15 graded higher at NGC...More >>>
RC2124938
$5
NGC
PF64 CAMEO
$22,950
1886 Half Eagle - Proof 1886 $5 Gold NGC PF64 CAMEO. Very choice CAMEO. Only 72 struck...More >>>
RC2123659
$5
NGC
MS65
$4,250
1886-S Half Eagle - 1886-S $5 Gold NGC MS65. Only 3 coins graded higher at NGC...More >>>
RC6387465
$5
PCGS
MS62
$4,200
1890 Half Eagle - 1890 $5 PCGS MS62. Just 7 known higher...More >>>
RC2124969
$5
NGC
MS64
$6,950
1891-CC Half Eagle - 1891-CC $5 Gold NGC MS64. Scarce Carson City Half Eagle...More >>>
RC2205002
$5
NGC
MS64
$6,750
1891-CC Half Eagle - 1891-CC $5 NGC MS64...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 >>>
RC3090018
$5
NGC
MS62
$8,750
1892-O Half Eagle - 1892-O $5 NGC MS62. In their combined population reports, NGC and PCGS show only 4 1892-O half eagles certified finer than the present piece...More >>>
RC2113224
$5
NGC
MS65
$6,250
1894 Half Eagle - 1894 $5 NGC MS65. Only 1 graded higher at NGC...More >>>
RC2126287
$5
PCGS
MS66
$11,950
1894 Half Eagle - 1894 $5 Gold PCGS MS66. Second finest graded at PCGS...More >>>
RC2112784
$5
NGC
MS65
$3,750
1895 Half Eagle - 1895 $5 NGC MS65...More >>>
RC2118228
$5
NGC
MS65
$3,750
1895 Half Eagle - 1895 $5 Gold NGC MS65. Only 11 graded higher at NGC...More >>>
RC79147
$5
PCGS
AU55 CAC Gold
$750
1897 Half Eagle - 1897 $5 PCGS AU55 CAC Gold...More >>>
RC2125541
$5
NGC
MS65+
$4,850
1898 Half Eagle - 1898 $5 Gold NGC MS65+. Only 6 graded higher at NGC...More >>>
RC2121362
$5
PCGS
MS66
$5,750
1899 Half Eagle - 1899 $5 Gold PCGS MS66. Only 1 graded higher at PCGS...More >>>
RC2443344
$5
PCGS
MS66
$5,950
1899 Half Eagle - 1899 $5 PCGS MS66...More >>>
RC6085777
$5
PCGS
PR61
$7,500
1902 Half Eagle - 1902 $5 NGC PR61. Only 162 Minted! First Generation PCGS 'Rattler' Holder...More >>>
RC2118468
$5
PCGS
MS65
$3,500
1903 Half Eagle - 1903 $5 Gold PCGS MS65. Just 12 graded higher at PCGS...More >>>
RC2125539
$5
PCGS
PR65 CAM
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1904 Half Eagle - 1904 $5 PCGS PR65 CAM...More >>>
RC2893187
$5
PCGS
MS66
$6,750
1904 Half Eagle - 1904 $5 PCGS MS66...More >>>
RC2121401
$5
PCGS
MS66
$7,750
1905 Half Eagle - 1905 $5 Gold PCGS MS66. Only a MS67+ graded 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 >>>
RC2126432
$5
PCGS
PR65 CAM
$38,500
1907 Half Eagle - 1907 $5 PCGS PR65 CAM. Gem Cameo. Only 92 struck. Just 2 graded higher at PCGS...More >>>
RC2125517
$5
PCGS
MS66
$5,995
1907 Half Eagle - 1907 $5 PCGS MS66. A Satin Gem. Tied for the finest graded at PCGS...More >>>
RC2126161
$5
PCGS
MS68
$62,500
1908 Half Eagle - 1908 $5 PCGS MS68...More >>>
RC6872004
$5
NGC
AU55
$17,300
1909-O Half Eagle - 1909-O $5 Indian NGC AU55. The only year of the O Mint $5 Indian...More >>>
RC298049
$5
NGC
MS65
P.O.R
1909-O Half Eagle - 1909-O Indian $5 Gold NGC MS65. The King of the $5 Indian series. Only one graded higher...More >>>
RC2122599
$5
NGC
MS65
$43,950
1911-S Half Eagle Indian - 1911-S Indian $5 NGC MS65. A lusterous gem. Tied for highest graded at NGC...More >>>
RC2120401
$5
NGC
PF67
$69,500
1912 Half Eagle Indian - 1912 Indian $5 NGC Proof 67. Gem Matte Proof. Only 144 struck, only 3 graded higher...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 >>>

Half Eagles - Half Eagle Gold Coins - Half Eagle Gold

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. 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. The coin was not minted until Congress lowered the amount of money that the Chief Coiner and Assayer had to place as a personal bond. Henry Voigt and Albion Cox were appointed to these positions, but neither had the $10,000 necessary to post the bond. It wasn’t until the amount was lowered in 1794 to $5,000 and $1,000 respectively that Voigt and Cox could work with gold or silver. This delay explains why copper and silver coins were made until 1794. The delay also enabled Mint officials to amass enough gold bullion and prepare dies for the first gold coin. When production of the half eagle officially began on July 31, 1795, 744 half eagles were made on that first day.



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