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.
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.
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 bit 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'. 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.
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 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'.
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!
Classic, Crosslet 4. Many times rarer than the Plain 4. This is an attractive problem-free example with solid detail.
Lustrous frosty yellow-gold surfaces exhibit an excellent strike. There are no major abrasions and the look is clean for the grade. While available in lower grades, pieces at this grade level are very difficult to locate.
Brilliant sharply struck surfaces that are nearly mint state.
A pleasing example of the Classic Head type.
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.
Sharp detail and lustrous yellow-gold surfaces. A nice Charlotte 'FIVE' with just the barest touch of wear.
Solid detail and nice original surfaces. A scarce Charlotte Mint 'Five' with a mintage of just 23,631.