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.
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 lot 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' and excellent eye appeal. 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.
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. Plain 4. Nearly mint state with strong detail and bright lustrous surfaces.
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!
Strong detail with bright lustrous surfaces.
Strong detail with a trace of luster remaining.
The first year of the Charlotte Mint and the only year the Classic Head 'Five' was produced with this mint mark. The obverse mint-mark placement is also an interesting feature. This is an attractive example with strong detail and pleasing antique gold surfaces.
Brilliant and lustrous yellow-gold surfaces which at first glance appear to be mint state. Closer inspection reveals minor 'rub'. Sharply struck with design features that really 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.
Small Date. Just 37,917 minted with few mint state survivors. This choice nearly mint state example shows strong detail and bright lustrous surfaces.
Well detailed and problem-free with nice original surfaces. Exceptionally nice for a VF Charlotte 'Five'.
Solid detail and nice original surfaces. A scarce Charlotte Mint 'Five' with a mintage of just 23,631.
Outstanding flash for the grade with sharp detail and yellow-gold luster. The surfaces are problem-free and eye appeal is exceptional for a Dahlonega gold coin!
Bright lustrous surfaces and a much better strike than usually seen.
The 90,629 coin mintage is high for the Dahlonega Mint making this a good date for a collector seeking an example from this tiny short-lived facility. This is a very attractive coin with a bold strike on a nice problem-free planchet. The surfaces display bright luster and the tiny amount of 'rub', that keeps this out of a mint state holder, is hard to find. You'd have to spring for an MS-63 coin to get a better 'look' as the eye appeal is outstanding!