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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
RC787289
$5
PCGS
MS63
$25,750
1807 Capped Bust $5, Bust Left PCGS MS63. (BD-8, R-2).
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RC30621
$5
NGC
XF45
$7,150
1809/8 Half Eagle - 1809/8 Capped Bust $5 NGC XF45. BD-1, R-3+. Popular overdate issue....More >>>
RC7602005
$5
NGC
AU55 CAC
$13,950
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 >>>
RC3063
$5
NGC
Unc Details
P.O.R
1813 Half Eagle - 1813 Capped Bust $5 Gold NGC Unc Details. "Obverse Graffiti". Graffiti on the face, else quite pleasing....More >>>
RC3064
$5
PCGS
AU55
$9,550
1834 Half Eagle - 1834 Classic $5 Cross 4 PCGS AU55. Scarce variety; 1st year of Classic Head type....More >>>
RC30631
$5
PCGS
MS61
$24,700
1840-C Liberty $5 Gold PCGS MS61. Well-struck, prooflike & lustrous. Rare in Mint State!...More >>>
RC30461
$5
PCGS
AU50
$5,900
1840-D Half Eagle - 1840-D $5 PCGS AU50. Tall D. Looks 53...More >>>
RC3067
$5
PCGS
MS62
$19,100
1841-D Liberty $5 Tall D PCGS MS62. Ex-Bass. Scarce in Mint State. In it's PCGS population report, there are 3 being graded MS62, none higher....More >>>
RC3069
$5
PCGS
AU50
P.O.R
1842-C Half Eagle - 1842 Liberty $5 Gold PCGS AU50. Small Date. The rarest Charlotte-minted Half Eagle issue. Strong detail for the grade....More >>>
RC3049
$5
NGC
AU53
$3,650
1843-O Half Eagle - 1843-O $5 NGC AU53. Small Letters. Scarce early O-mint issue...More >>>
RC3050
$5
NGC
AU55
$1,600
1844-O Half Eagle - 1844-O $5 Gold NGC AU55. PQ - looks 58...More >>>
RC3072
$5
PCGS
MS61
$9,875
1845-D Half Eagle - 1845-D Liberty $5 PCGS MS61. Lustrous & pretty Uncirculated Dahlonega type coin....More >>>
RC3052
$5
NGC
MS61
$11,750
1846-D/D Half Eagle - 1846-D/D $5 NGC MS61. Popular overdate issue, very scarce in Mint State...More >>>
RC3053
$5
PCGS
MS63
$10,975
1848 Half Eagle - 1848 Liberty $5 PCGS MS63. Rich color & lustre. Low pop...More >>>
RC30601
$5
PCGS
MS63
$10,975
1848 Half Eagle - 1848 Liberty $5 Gold PCGS MS63. Rich color & lustre. Low pop. PCGS Population report: 6 being graded in MS63 and 1 higher....More >>>
RC30541
$5
NGC
AU55
$4,500
1849-D Half Eagle - 1849-D Liberty $5 NGC AU55. Crisp, looks 58...More >>>
RC3055
$5
PCGS
AU58
$4,775
1853-C Half Eagle - 1853-C Liberty $5 PCGS AU58. Lightly circulated type coin. Old holder...More >>>
RC3057
$5
PCGS
AU53 CAC
$3,600
1853-D Half Eagle - 1853-D Liberty $5 PCGS AU53 CAC. Looks 55...More >>>
RC30611
$5
PCGS
MS63
$17,700
1853-D Half Eagle - 1853-D Liberty $5 PCGS MS63 Large D. Flashy with booming lustre. Scarce. Big spread to 64....More >>>
RC30581
$5
PCGS
AU55
$1,800
1854-O Half Eagle - 1854-O Liberty $5 PCGS AU55. Looks 58...More >>>
RC3059
$5
NGC
AU55
$3,825
1857-C Half Eagle - 1857-C Liberty $5 NGC AU55...More >>>
RC30602
$5
NGC
AU55
P.O.R
1858-S Half Eagle - 1858-S Liberty $5 NGC AU55. Scarce - less than 100 known. Looks 58...More >>>
RC30613
$5
PCGS
MS62
P.O.R
1859 Half Eagle - 1859 Liberty $5 PCGS MS62. Ex-Bass. Well-struck & lustrous. Crisp, looks 64 w/ scratch in field. Old holder...More >>>
RC30622
$5
PCGS
AU55
P.O.R
1859-S Half Eagle - 1859-S Liberty $5 PCGS AU55. Looks 58. Very scarce SF-mint issue. Old holder...More >>>
RC3073
$5
PCGS
MS61
$16,600
1860-D Liberty $5 Gold 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 >>>
RC3081
$5
NGC
AU Details
P.O.R
1865-S Half Eagle - 1865-S Liberty $5 Gold NGC AU Details. "Reverse Graffiti". Scarce Civil War issue.More >>>
RC30651
$5
NGC
AU53
$3,825
1867 Half Eagle - 1867 Liberty $5 NGC AU53. Bold & prooflike. Low mintage...More >>>
RC30661
$5
PCGS
PR62 CAM
P.O.R
1868 Half Eagle - 1868 Liberty $5 PCGS PR62 CAM. Mintage 25, only a dozen graded!...More >>>
RC30723
$5
PCGS
XF Details
$16,250
1870-CC Half Eagle - 1870-CC Liberty Gold $5 PCGS XF Details. "Damage". Crisp, bold detail & strike. The rarest Carson City Half Eagle issue...More >>>
RC3068
$5
PCGS
AU55
P.O.R
1873-CC Half Eagle - 1873-CC Liberty $5 PCGS AU55. Arguably the rarest Carson City Half Eagle issue in high grade (over the 70-cc)...More >>>
RC3074
$5
PCGS
AU50
$2,375
1873-S Liberty Gold $5 PCGS AU50. Lustrous, looks 53.More >>>
RC3075
$5
PCGS
AU58
$6,500
1874 Liberty Gold $5 PCGS AU58. Sharp slider. Scarce issue - low mintage.More >>>
RC3070
$5
PCGS
AU58 CAC
P.O.R
1874-CC Half Eagle - 1874-CC Liberty $5 Gold PCGS AU58 CAC. Lovely slider....More >>>
RC30721
$5
NGC
XF40
$5,400
1876-S Half Eagle - 1876-S Liberty $5 NGC XF40. Scarce, underrated Centennial issue...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 >>>
RC30731
$5
PCGS
MS61
$24,100
1883-CC Half Eagle - 1883-CC Liberty $5 PCGS MS61. Very scarce Carson City issue...More >>>
RC30742
$5
PCGS
PR58
P.O.R
1887 Half Eagle - 1887 Liberty $5 PCGS PR58. Proof-only issue! Mintage 87...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 >>>
RC3071
$5
PCGS
MS63
P.O.R
1894-S Half Eagle - 1894-S Liberty $5 Gold PCGS MS63. Pretty hue, looks 64. Conditionally scarce; only 3 graded finer....More >>>
RC79147
$5
PCGS
AU55 CAC Gold
$750
1897 Half Eagle - 1897 $5 PCGS AU55 CAC Gold...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 >>>
RC3092
$5
NGC
Unc Details
P.O.R
1909-O Half Eagle - 1909-O Indian $5 Gold NGC Unc Details. "Improperly Cleaned". Pleasing example of the sole New Orleans-minted Indian Half Eagle issue....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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