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.
Well struck and lustrous with pleasing orange-gold surfaces and interesting die clashing on both sides.
An affordable, high-end VF example of this early type.
CAC. Narrow Mill. Broad Mill and Narrow Mill varieties were included in the 137,382 coin mintage of this early 'No Motto' Five. This example is well struck and retains considerable mint luster.
A well-worn but problem-free example of this better date.
Scattered marks which define the grade but the overall eye appeal is excellent. The luster is flashy and the strike is quite sharp.
15,362 minted with most survivors grading Extra Fine to AU. 6 pieces have graded MS-61 at PCGS with only 4 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. While there are trivial scattered marks; none are significant and the overall eye appeal is extraordinary for the grade.
36,400 minted with this Choice AU coin being tied with 6 others as the finest graded by PCGS. Nice lustrous surfaces with minimal marks and very light wear on the high points of the design.
Well worn but problem-free and very attractive for the grade.
CAC. The "Encyclopedia of U.S. Gold Coins" calls this one of the most underrated dates in the $5 Liberty series. Just 83,200 minted with only a single coin grading higher than this example at NGC. The present coin offers a very sharp strike with flashy mint luster and semi proof-like fields.
Popular Carson city 'Five' with a mintage of 53,800. This example is well detailed and pleasing with flashy gold luster.
Well struck with blazing yellow-gold luster. A nice choice for a top quality gold 'type' set.
CAC approved. Very well struck with nice satiny gold luster. Very high-end for the grade.
CAC. Vibrant yellow-gold luster and nice clean surfaces give this well struck, near-Gem outstanding eye appeal.
Super flashy gold luster with a delightful hint of orange. Exceptionally well struck with outstanding eye appeal!
302,200 minted which is quite low for the era. Truly scarce in MS-65 with just 16 coins grading numerically higher at PCGS. This example has nice golden-bloom luster and a sharp strike with only trivial abrasions.
CAC. The rarest of just two $5 Liberty dates struck at the Denver Mint with a mintage of only 320,000 coins. This example has beautiful satiny orange-gold luster, minimal marks, and a sharp strike. The eye appeal is outstanding.
Indian. Very well struck with vivid orange-gold luster and nice clean surfaces. An attractive 'D' mint from the first year of the series.
A scarce and underrated date in mint state with a small mintage of just 193,600. This example has nice yellow-gold surfaces that are completely original. The strike is very solid and the few marks that define the grade take little away from the excellent appearance of this lovely coin.
408,000 minted and one of the most challenging issues in the series to find in high grade. This example is well struck with nice surfaces and rich gold luster.
A scarce date in MS-63 with just 18 grading finer at PCGS. This example is very well struck with beautiful bright orange-gold luster. A few minor marks define the grade, but none are distracting enough to harm the outstanding eye appeal this beauty exhibits.