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.
A sharp and even strike with flashy original lustrous surfaces. Outstanding eye appeal and very nice for the grade.
Well struck with flashy mint luster and a very pleasing overall appearance. A popular early 'Five' with a clear over-date.
Capped Bust, Heraldic Eagle. Strong detail and as inexpensive as you're likely to find for this early type 'Five'.
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'.
CAC. Strong detail with pleasing original surfaces.
CAC. Sharp detail and lustrous.
Well struck with flashy mint luster and just a touch of 'rub'. A very nice example of the limited coinage from the tiny Dahlonega mint.
A pleasing example of this better date $5 Liberty from the short-lived Dahlonega Mint.
Small Date. Strong detail with original lustrous surfaces.
CAC. A pleasing example of this early 'No Motto' type.
Well detailed with pleasing original surfaces.
A lustrous, near mint state example of this early 'Five'.
CAC. Well detailed and very attractive.
Well detailed and lustrous.
Nice original satiny mint luster and a strong strike. Early $5 Libs are tough in mint state and seem like an excellent value!
Sharp detail with nice original surfaces.