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.
A sharp and even strike with very attractive semi proof-like fields. Pleasing straw-gold luster is only interrupted on the highest points of the design by the barest touch of 'friction'. The eye appeal is excellent! Just 37,628 minted.
Well struck with flashy mint luster and a very pleasing overall appearance. A popular early 'Five' with a clear over-date.
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'.
Well struck with satiny yellow-gold luster and pleasing surfaces. Outstanding for the grade with strong eye appeal.
A very pleasing example of this scarce overdate with satiny orange-gold luster and a sharp strike. Clear die clashing is apparent on both sides with the horizontal lines of the shield showing strongly behind the ear of Ms. Liberty. The surfaces are very attractive with minimal marks and the eye appeal is outstanding. Only 15,454 minted with an estimated 80-100 survivors. Very scarce in mint state with just 4 grading finer at PCGS.
From the first year of the series and the only year $5 Libertys placed the mint-mark on the obverse above the date. This is a very attractive coin from the tiny Dahlonega Mint. The strike is sharp and the surfaces are pleasing and lustrous with excellent eye appeal. Only 18,939 minted.
Small Date. 37,917 minted with few high grade survivors. The PCGS population report shows 9 pieces graded mint state and there is almost certainly duplication in the list. This is a very pleasing example with sharp detail and lustrous surfaces. A very slight touch of wear is all that keeps this beauty out of a mint state holder.
CAC. Strong detail with pleasing original surfaces.
CAC. Sharp detail and lustrous.
Strong detail with original lustrous surfaces.
CAC. Sharp detail with pleasing original surfaces.
CAC. An attractive high-end VF example of this scarce date. 84,151 minted.
CAC. A pleasing example of this early 'No Motto' type.
A pleasing example of this early 'No Motto' $5 Liberty.
A lustrous, near mint state example of this early 'Five'.
Well detailed with pleasing yellow-gold surfaces. 72,574 minted making this one of the most affordable dates from the tiny Charlotte Mint.
CAC. Well detailed and very attractive.