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.
Small 8. Nearly mint state with just the barest touch of 'friction'. 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'.
Capped Bust to Left. A beautiful example with a bold, even strike and rich shimmering gold luster. The surfaces are pleasing and clean with far fewer marks than typically seen for the grade.
Small 5. A solid strike with beautiful original surfaces with rich mint luster. Problem-free and devoid of significant marks.
CAC. Small 5. Wonderful original orange-gold luster gives this beauty what old-timers call "great skin". The strike is sharp and the eye appeal is superb!
Small 5. Well struck with satiny yellow-gold luster and pleasing surfaces. Outstanding for the grade with strong eye appeal.
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!
A pleasing example from the first year of $5 Liberty production.
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.
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.
Solid detail and nice original surfaces. A scarce Charlotte Mint 'Five' with a mintage of just 23,631.
CAC. Beautiful for the grade and a rare problem-free coin from the Dahlonega Mint.
A well detailed and pleasing early 'Five-Lib'.
CAC. Solid detail with nice original surfaces.
CAC. A beautiful original early 'Five-Lib' with a sharp strike, clean surfaces, and very attractive antique gold lustrous surfaces.
CAC. Well struck with flashy luster and just a trace of 'rub'.