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.
Classic, Crosslet 4. A pleasing example of this scarce 'Five' with strong detail and choice lustrous, original surfaces.
Very attractive with bright yellow-gold luster over choice problem-free surfaces. Strong eye appeal and a great choice for a collector looking for a Classic Head type coin.
Well struck with bright lustrous surfaces.
Small Date. The rarest Charlotte half eagle with a mintage of 4,595 and fewer than 100 known. Although well-worn, this is still an attractive example.
Well struck and lustrous. A nice early New Orleans 'Five'.
Flashy gold luster and a strong strike with a pleasing appearance and just the barest touch of 'rub'. 41,000 minted with most the survivors grading VF and XF. Just 10 coins have graded finer at PCGS.
Very flashy with strong radiant luster and a sharp strike. The surfaces are choice and devoid of heavy marks.
The final three New Orleans Mint 'No Motto Fives' are very scarce with low mintages. The '55-O is the rarest of the trio with just 11,000 minted. This is a very attractive example with a strong strike and exceptionally nice surfaces that are bright and lustrous. Fewer than 100 are believed to have survived and PCGS has graded just 7 coins finer than this example.
Well struck with lustrous yellow-gold surfaces. Minimally abraded and wonderful for the grade. Pre-Civil War 'Fives' are tough in mint state and this date is no exception.
15,362 minted with most survivors grading Extra Fine to AU. 9 pieces have graded MS-61 at PCGS with only 5 grading finer. These figures almost certainly include several resubmissions as it is estimated that only 10 have survived in mint state. This example has very flashy yellow-gold surfaces and is extremely well struck. The eye appeal is excellent!
One of the great rarities in the $5 Liberty series with a mintage of 9,500 and fewer than 100 known. The issue saw heavy circulation with almost all the survivors showing significant wear. This is an attractive Choice AU with strong detail and nice lustrous surfaces. Only 2 coins have graded finer at PCGS!
A Civil War date and one of the great rarities in the series with just 1,270 minted. Only 30 to 40 survivors are known. This nearly mint state example is sharply struck with bright and lustrous semi proof-like surfaces. PCGS has graded just one other AU-58 and two coins finer - both MS-61.
A very scarce date with 29,000 minted and fewer than 100 known survivors. Most are well worn with no mint state coins graded by NGC and just a single MS-61 graded at PCGS. This is a problem-free Choice XF example.
Lustrous surfaces with a touch of wear on only the high points. The strike is strong for this seldom-seen date which saw a modest mintage of just 31,000. Only 5 coins have been graded mint state at NGC and PCGS combined.
A very rare date with a mintage of 7,416 and fewer than 100 known. Most are well worn. This is a very attractive example with strong detail and problem-free clean surfaces.
Problem-free and original. Very attractive! Just 21,198 minted.
CAC. Vibrant satiny mint luster over beautiful original surfaces. Just 8 coins have graded numerically finer at NGC.
Incredible quality with flawless orange-gold surfaces and a razor-sharp strike. The cameo contrast between the frosted devices and deep mirrored fields is stunning and greatly enhances wonderful eye appeal. Ex: Simpson collection and tied with one other coin as the finest graded at PCGS! Just 81 minted.
Very sharply struck with rich orange-gold luster and minimal marks.
Incredible quality with intense orange-gold luster and a needle-sharp strike. The surfaces are exceptional with just a couple tiny tics on the reverse and a nearly perfect obverse.