From 1795 to 1933, the United States Mint issued gold coin denominations known simply as Eagles. These gold coins were based on the $10 Eagle, with a Quarter Eagle of $2.50, Half Eagle of $5, and eventually a $20 Double Eagle. Remaining specimens from this historic series are often available with certifications from the PCGS or NGC. Today, Pre-33 $5 Gold Liberty Half Eagles are available to you online at Silver.com.
- Available to ship to you inside the protective plastic slab of the PCGS or NGC!
- Struck with this Liberty design from 1839 to 1908!
- Availability of certified coins is limited!
- Consists of .242 Troy ounces of actual gold content.
- The face value of $5 (USD) is fully backed by the US government.
- Graded Mint State 64 by the Professional Coin Grading Service or Numismatic Guaranty Corporation.
- Liberty on the obverse of the coin.
- Heraldic eagle on the reverse of the coin.
- Please note that you could receive matching dates and reverse design version when buying multiples.
The $5 Gold Liberty Eagle coin debuted from the United States Mint in 1795 and has the distinction of being the first gold coin denomination struck at the mint ahead of its Eagle and Quarter Eagle counterparts. The series had three different designs on its obverse in the first three decades of availability between 1795 and 1838, but this Liberty Half Eagle’s debut in 1839 brought long-term stability to the series. It was used for nearly 70 years until 1908 when it was replaced for the final two decades of availability.
All Pre-33 $5 Gold Liberty Half Eagles in this product listing come with a Mint State 64 certification. Coins in this condition have average mint luster with clusters of small contact marks or hairlines located on the design elements and surface areas of the coin, with at least a few of those flaws inside the primary focal points. Overall, the coins have above-average eye appeal.
Silver.com offers these coins at random in this listing. All Pre-33 $5 Gold Liberty Half Eagles have a Mint State 64 grade, but the date mark, reverse design version, and grading house all vary by coin. If you purchase multiples, it is possible to receive matching specimens.
Liberty is featured in left-profile relief on the obverse of the Pre-33 $5 Gold Liberty Half Eagle. This bust was created by Christian Gobrecht and shows Liberty with her hair in a loose bun wearing the coronet crown and wreath on her head. There are 13 stars and a date mark inscribed around the design edge on this face of the coin.
The heraldic eagle of the United States that Gobrecht created is showcased on the reverse of Pre-33 $5 Gold Liberty Half Eagles. Coins with a date mark from 1839 to 1865 in this series have the eagle with only the nation of issue and face value inscribed. From 1866 to 1908, a banner above the eagle was included that reads “In God We Trust.”
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