The longest-running design in the Gold US Eagle denominations was the Liberty Head design. Created in 1839 by Christian Gobrecht, the effigy of Liberty on the obverse was paired with a classical design of the heraldic eagle and struck on Gold US Eagle coins for nearly 70 years. In this time, America emerged from a young nation to become a global power, all with the Gold Half Eagle in circulation. Right now, 1904 Pre-33 Gold $5 Liberty Half Eagles are available to purchase online at Silver.com.
- Ships to you inside individual plastic flips!
- Among the latest issues of the Gold Liberty Half Eagle!
- Low original mintage figure!
- Coins are in Extremely Fine Condition!
- Consists of .242 Troy oz of actual gold content.
- Bears a face value of $5 (USD) backed by the federal government.
- The obverse features Lady Liberty.
- On the reverse is the heraldic eagle of the United States.
Each of the 1904 Pre-33 Gold $5 Liberty Half Eagles available in this product listing comes in Extremely Fine-plus condition. Coins in this condition exhibit only light wear and tear on the highest relief points of the design. The coins may still have traces of the original mint luster throughout the field. The coins arrive inside individual plastic flips.
The Liberty Half Eagle was in production for 69 years from 1839 until 1908. After this design went out of circulation, the new Indian Head coin was released with the famous indigenous figure that was struck incuse. In 1904, one of the final years for the Liberty Half Eagle, the US Mint issued a total of just 392,000 coins into circulation. It is estimated that fewer than 2% of these coins remain today following Executive Order 6102 from President Franklin D. Roosevelt.
The obverse side of the 1904 Pre-33 Gold $5 Liberty Half Eagle features a left-profile portrait of Lady Liberty. This portrait of Liberty comes with a depiction of Liberty surrounded by a ring of 13 stars with a date mark at the bottom. Liberty wears a coronet crown in her hair that has an inscription LIBERTY on the crown.
On the reverse field of 1904 Pre-33 Gold $5 Liberty Half Eagles is an image of the heraldic eagle of the United States. This version of the heraldic eagle shows the bald eagle in front-facing relief as it supports the US national shield. The bird clutches the arrows of war in one talon and the olive branch of peace in the other.
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