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.
Large Star Reverse. A solid, even strike with flashy lustrous surfaces and outstanding eye appeal. Scarce in any grade with a mintage of only 7,451. Just 3 coins have graded finer at PCGS.
Very sharply struck with full, even detail and flashy yellow-gold luster. There are minimal marks which are inconsequential and there are no adjustment marks. A super coin for the grade!
Beautiful yellow gold surfaces radiate virtually unbroken luster and a lot of flash. The detail is sharp and the overdate is clear and distinct. Popular and very desirable.
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'.
Small 5. A solid strike with beautiful original surfaces with rich mint luster. Problem-free and devoid of significant marks.
Small 5. Well struck with crisp yellow-gold luster and clean surfaces that are devoid of significant marks including mint adjustment marks.
A beautiful example of this early gold 'type' rarity. The surfaces exhibit satiny mint luster with classic original antique lemon-gold color. The strike is sharp and there are minimal marks, all microscopic, that don't deter from the wonderful eye appeal of this exciting Capped Bust 'Five'.
One of the most affordable examples of this scarce early 'Fat Head' type that you're likely to find. This is a pleasing coin with nice problem-free surfaces and strong detail for the grade.
Classic Head, Plain 4. Bright original semi proof-like surfaces that are very flashy and develop an orange-gold hue at the periphery. The strike is solid and the 'original skin' gives this coin exceptional eye appeal!
Lustrous surfaces and sharply struck. Nearly mint state.
Brilliant and lustrous yellow-gold surfaces, at first, appear to be mint state. Closer inspection notes minor 'rub'. Devices take advantage of sharp strike and 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.
Well detailed with pleasing surfaces. A scarce Southern 'Five' with just 21,467 minted.
Solid detail and nice original surfaces. A scarce Charlotte Mint 'Five' with a mintage of just 23,631.
Outstanding flash for the grade with sharp detail and yellow-gold luster. The surfaces are problem-free and eye appeal is exceptional for a Dahlonega gold coin!
Brilliant yellow-gold surfaces offer a strike that is very sharp and much better than one would expect. Generous remnant luster remains. Scarce in all grades and very desirable this nice.
A neat variety as the extra D is well north of the primary D and into the design. This is a nice lustrous example with bright yellow-gold surfaces and strong detail.
CAC. A beautiful original early 'Five-Lib' with a sharp strike, clean surfaces, and very attractive antique gold luster.
Strong detail and pleasing surfaces that are free of the multitude of problems that tend to plague Dahlonega mint gold.