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  Total Value: $200,425.00
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
RC7477025
$5
NGC
AU58 CAC
$29,750
1799 Small Stars Reverse Half Eagle (BD-2, R-5+) NGC AU58 CAC. An estimated mintage of 10,000-15,000 half eagles were struck bearing the 1799 date. Of these, in their...More >>>
RC3048
$5
NGC
MS61
$14,500
1806 Half Eagle - 1806 Draped Bust $5 NGC MS61. BD-6, R-2...More >>>
RC787289
$5
PCGS
MS63
$25,750
1807 Capped Bust $5, Bust Left PCGS MS63. (BD-8, R-2)...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 >>>
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 >>>
RC3050
$5
NGC
AU55
$1,600
1844-O Half Eagle - 1844-O $5 Gold NGC AU55. PQ - looks 58...More >>>
RC3056
$5
NGC
AU53
$4,400
1846-D/D Half Eagle - 1846-D/D Liberty $5 NGC AU53. VP-001. Popular Southern gold overdate...More >>>
RC3053
$5
PCGS
MS63
$10,975
1848 Half Eagle - 1848 Liberty $5 PCGS MS63. Rich color & lustre. Low pop...More >>>
RC30621
$5
PCGS
AU53
$5,500
1858-S Half Eagle - 1858-S Liberty $5 PCGS AU53. Scarce issue...More >>>
RC30631
$5
PCGS
MS61
$16,500
1860-D Half Eagle - 1860-D Liberty $5 PCGS MS61. Medium D. 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 >>>
RC30651
$5
NGC
AU58
$7,900
1869-S Half Eagle - 1869-S Liberty $5 NGC AU58. Conditional scarcity...More >>>
RC30661
$5
PCGS
AU55
$9,500
1870-S Half Eagle - 1870-S Liberty $5 PCGS AU55. Scarce - only 4 finer. Looks 58. Old holder...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 >>>
RC30742
$5
PCGS
PR58
$29,500
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 >>>
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 >>>
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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