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 gorgeous coin with a needle-sharp strike and drenched in thick original honey-gold luster. An estimated 350 coins is all that exists for this date in all grades. Outstanding for the grade with excellent eye appeal. Housed in an early green label holder.
Small 5. Strong detail and lustrous with rich antique gold surfaces. Housed in an early light blue label holder.
A lovely first-year example of the 'fat head' design which is one of the rarest and most desirable of the early gold types. This piece is sharply struck with bright yellow-gold luster and exceptionally nice surfaces. Devoid of adjustment marks, stains, and significant abrasions. A super collector coin, housed in an old holder, with fantastic eye appeal!
A wonderful example of this scarce over-date with lustrous yellow-gold surfaces and a sharp strike. Clear die clashing is seen on both sides with the most pronounced showing shield lines from the reverse extend across and behind the ear of Ms. Liberty. The surfaces are very attractive with minimal marks and the eye appeal is outstanding. Only 15,454 pieces were minted with an estimate 80-100 pieces still surviving.
A very scarce date as are all the dates of this 'type'. Just 14,485 minted with 70 to 90 estimated survivors. This is an excellent example with a needle-sharp strike and bright lustrous proof-like surfaces. The few scattered contact marks that define the grade are minor and fewer than expected for an MS-61. A wonderful and scarce early 'Fat-Head' half eagle!
Classic. Plain 4. Flashy yellow-gold surfaces exhibit apricot highlights and a sharp strike. Marks are minor and well within expectations for the grade. A desirable first year issue.
Large Date. Not nearly as rare as the Small Date but still a scarce coin with just 23,589 minted. This is an attractive example that is housed in an old green label holder.
Small Date, Small Letters. 37,917 minted for the year with these being minted first with the Large Date, Large Letter variety following. Most tend to come poorly struck, often cleaned, and heavily abraded. This is a pleasing exception as the strike is very sharp and the unabraded surfaces are a nice original lustrous orange-gold.
Strong detail with pleasing original surfaces.
One of the most obtainable 'D' mint 'Fives' with a mintage of 88,982.
Lustrous yellow-gold surfaces and well struck. A scarce New Orleans mint issue with a mintage of 41,000.
Bright lustrous surfaces with strong detail and excellent eye appeal. 64,823 minted making this one of the more available Charlotte mint 'Fives' and a great choice for branch mint type collectors.
Strong detail with lustrous antique orange-gold surfaces. With a mintage of 91,584; this is one of the most frequently encountered 'D' mint 'Fives' making it a good choice for collectors seeking a Dahlonega Mint 'type' coin.
Strong detail with nice lustrous surfaces. An underrated date that saw 28,457 minted and few high grade survivors.
Sharply struck with nice original lustrous surfaces that have very few marks for the grade.
Very scarce with 27,612 minted but fewer than 100 known today. This is a wonderful coin for the grade with exceptionally nice original surfaces.