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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
RC6055003
$5
NGC
AU55
$10,500
1806 Half Eagle - 1806 $5 NGC AU55. Knobbed 6...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 >>>
RC6274005
$5
NGC
MS62
$16,000
1807 Half Eagle - 1807 $5 NGC MS62, Bust Left...More >>>
RC6321003
$5
NGC
MS62
$16,000
1809/8 Half Eagle - 1809/8 $5 NGC MS62. 1809/8 Overdate $5...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 >>>
RC6434006
$5
NGC
AU58
$11,900
1810 Half Eagle - 1810 $5 NGC AU58. Large Date, Large 5...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 >>>
RC6489002
$5
NGC
MS62
$15,500
1811 Half Eagle - 1811 $5 NGC MS62. Small 5...More >>>
RC2121906
$5
NGC
MS64
$42,500
1811 Half Eagle - 1811 $5 Gold NGC MS64. Tall 5. Only 1 graded higher at NGC...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 >>>
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 >>>
RC2125537
$5
PCGS
MS64
$19,500
1844 Half Eagle - 1844 $5 Gold, No Motto, PCGS MS64. Only 1 graded higher at PCGS...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 >>>
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 >>>
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 >>>
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 >>>
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 >>>
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 >>>
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 >>>
RC6011004
$5
NGC
MS63
$31,000
1858-C Half Eagle - 1858-C $5 NGC MS63. Condition Census. Only 1 Known Finer! Typically one of the more common Charlotte $5's in lower grade but this enhances...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
$17,500
1859-C Half Eagle - 1859-C $5 Gold PCGS MS62. A lustrous Charlotte Mint 1859-C Half Eagle. Only 2 other graded higher...More >>>
RC6995014
$5
NGC
MS62
$14,400
1860-C Half Eagle - 1860-C $5 NGC MS62. The Final Pre Civil War Charlotte Half Eagle. The 1861-C becomes cost prohibitive for most collectors, making the 1860-C an excellent choice...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...
More >>>
RC6168620
$5
PCGS
AU58
$17,500
1862 Half Eagle - 1862 $5 Gold PCGS AU58. Civil War Date. Fewer than 35 Known!...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 >>>
RC2125247
$5
PCGS
AU58
$33,500
1871-CC Half Eagle - 1871-CC $5 Gold PCGS AU58. Only 2 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 >>>
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 >>>
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 >>>
RC2126510
$5
PCGS
MS66
$17,500
1882 Half Eagle - 1882 $5 Gold PCGS MS66. Satin Gem. Tied for the finest at PCGS...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 >>>
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 >>>
RC2126553
$5
PCGS
MS65
$2,995
1885-S Half Eagle - 1885-S $5 Gold PCGS MS65. Only 5 graded higher at PCGS...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 >>>
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 >>>
RC2126287
$5
PCGS
MS66
$11,950
1894 Half Eagle - 1894 $5 Gold PCGS MS66. Second finest graded at PCGS...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 >>>
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 >>>
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 >>>
RC6587003
$5
NGC
AU53
$13,000
1909-O Half Eagle - 1909-O $5 NGC AU53. The Only Year of the New Orleans $5 Indian. The Only Incuse Designed New Orleans coin. The Final Year of the New Orleans Mint...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 >>>
RC6330001
$5
NGC
MS61
$43,000
1909-O Half Eagle - 1909-O $5 NGC MS61. 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
$45,000
1911-S Half Eagle Indian - 1911-S Indian $5 NGC MS65. A lusterous gem. Tied for highest graded at NGC...More >>>
RC6991002
$5
NGC
MS63
$17,400
1913-S Half Eagle Indian - 1913-S $5 Indian NGC MS63.  If you're assembling a $5 Indian set in high grade this will represent a serious stumbling block...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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