Five Dollar Gold Coins or Half Eagles were made from 1795 to 1929. Several different types were made as follows: --- Capped Bust to Right, Small Eagle from 1795 to 1798 --- Capped Bust to Right, Heraldic Eagle from 1795 to 1807 --- Capped Bust to Left from 1807 to 1812 --- Capped Head to Left, Large Diameter from 1813 to 1829 --- Capped Head to Left, Reduced Diameter from 1829 to 1834 --- Classic Head from 1834 to 1838 --- Liberty Head from 1839 to 1908 --- Indian Head from 1908 to 1929.
As you can see, Five Dollar Gold Coins had a very long life. They were made at all the operating mints of the time. Many rare and scarce Five Dollar Gold Coin dates exist.
Small 8. Nearly mint state with just the barest touch of 'friction' and excellent eye appeal. The strike is bold and the surfaces are pleasing with bright yellow-gold luster.
Round 6, 7x6 Stars. Well detailed and attractive with nice yellow-gold luster. Free from any significant abrasions as well as mint-made adjustment marks which are often seen on this issue. A very desirable early 'FIVE'.
Sharply struck with original frosty luster over nice reflective surfaces. Very attractive with minimal scattered marks and none that are at all offensive. Just 33,875 minted with relatively few survivors as many were melted.
A wonderful example of this scarce over-date with lustrous yellow-gold surfaces and a sharp strike. Clear die clashing is seen on both sides with the most pronounced showing shield lines from the reverse extend across and behind the ear of Miss Liberty. The surfaces are very attractive with minimal marks and the eye appeal is outstanding . Only 15,454 pieces were minted with an estimate 80-100 pieces still surviving.
Classic. Plain 4. Solid for the grade.
Lustrous yellow gold surfaces and a sharp strike.
Brilliant yellow-gold luster and well struck. Quite attractive.
Brilliant and lustrous yellow-gold surfaces which at first glance appear to be mint state. Closer inspection reveals minor 'rub'. Sharply struck with design features that really stand out! This date is very popular as it is the first Dahlonega $5 issued and the only Classic Head from this mint.
From the first year of the series and the only year the mint-mark is on the obverse above the date. Just 18,939 were minted with very few high grade survivors. This is a pleasing, well-detailed example.
Small Date. Just 37,917 minted with few mint state survivors. This choice nearly mint state example shows strong detail and bright lustrous surfaces.
AU Detail. Cleaned. Small Date.
Sharply struck with pleasing original surfaces.
Sharply struck yellow-gold surfaces that are problem-free. A popular early New Orleans mint $5 Liberty.
The 90,629 coin mintage is high for the Dahlonega Mint making this a good date for a collector seeking an example from this tiny short-lived facility. This is a very attractive coin with a bold strike on a nice problem-free planchet. The surfaces display bright luster and the tiny amount of 'rub', that keeps this out of a mint state holder, is hard to find. You'd have to spring for an MS-63 coin to get a better 'look' as the eye appeal is outstanding!
Yellow-gold surfaces that are well struck. A scarce New Orleans mint issue with a mintage of 41,000.
CAC. Sharply struck with rich lustrous nearly mint state surfaces. Quite pleasing to the eye.
CAC. A beautiful original early 'Five-Lib' with a sharp strike, clean surfaces, and very attractive antique gold luster.
Attractive yellow-gold luster flows across surfaces with a razor-sharp strike. Abrasions are minimal and not significant. Very desirable.
Bright lustrous surfaces with strong detail and excellent eye appeal. 64,823 minted making this one of the more available Charlotte mint 'Fives' and a great choice for branch mint type collectors.
Very underrated with a relatively robust mintage of 43,984, yet a remarkably low survival rate. Thus scarce in any grade and truly rare in AU and above. Furthermore; many examples have a mintmark that is so weak, it requires magnification to just make out the 'D'. This is a very attractive example with lustrous surfaces and a strong strike, including a bold 'D'! A very important coin for the collector of Southern gold as the date is seldom available in any grade!