From 1795 to 1929, the United States Mint issued the Gold Half Eagle Coin as one of the original, and longest-running, coin denominations. The coin was taken out of circulation in 1933 when the United States halted the gold standard and collected gold coins out in circulation and those sitting in bank vaults. Right now, Pre-33 $5 Liberty Gold Half Eagle Coins with certification are available to purchase online from JM Bullion.
- Arrives inside of a PCGS or NGC protective plastic slab!
- Issued in the Liberty design from 1839 to 1908!
- Limited availability of certified coins!
- Contains .242 Troy oz of actual gold content.
- Bears a face value of $5 (USD) backed by the federal government.
- Issued a Grade of Mint State 64 by the Professional Coin Grading Service or Numismatic Guaranty Corporation.
- On the obverse is Liberty.
- The reverse includes the heraldic eagle.
- Please keep in mind you could get matching date marks and reverse design versions if you purchase multiples.
Each of the Pre-33 $5 Liberty Gold Half Eagle Coins in this product listing comes with a Mint State 64 certification. Coins in this condition exhibit average mint luster for the date, but do feature small clusters of contact marks or hairlines. Overall though, the visual appeal of these coins is above average.
Liberty Gold Half Eagle Coins were designed by US Mint Chief Engraver Christian Gobrecht in 1839. It was the third design introduced on the Half Eagle following its 1795 debut, but would go on to become the longest-used design as it was on the coin for nearly 70 years. Gold Half Eagle coins do have some important distinctions based on where the coins were struck. Most notably, the coins in this series produced at the Dahlonega and Charlotte Mints had a higher natural silver content, resulting in up to 5% silver in some coins that lent a green toning to the coins.
On the obverse of Pre-33 $5 Liberty Gold Half Eagle Coins is a left-profile portrait of Lady Liberty. Widely known as the Liberty Coronet, her hair is up in a bun at the back of her head with the crown on that features the word “Liberty” inscribed on it. A circle of 13 stars is located around her bust, along with a date mark at the bottom.
The reverse side of Pre-33 Liberty Gold Half Eagle Coins includes the heraldic eagle of the United States. The bird has a small US shield on its chest with arrows in one talon and an olive branch in the other. From 1866 to 1908, the coins had an added banner above the eagle with the national motto of “In God We Trust.”
Please keep in mind that Pre-33 $5 Liberty Gold Half Eagle Coins in this listing are available with random date marks and the potential for matching reverse design versions if you purchase more than one coin.
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