Half Eagles - Capped Bust
1808/7   $5NGC AU-58 $ Call

Half Eagles - Classic Head
1835  $5PCGS AU-58 $ 2130
1838   $5NGC AU-53 1550

Half Eagles - Liberty, NO MOTTO
1839   $5NGC XF-45 $ 1095
1846 LARGE DATE Large Date  $5NGC AU-55 605
1849/1849  VP-002  $5NGC MS-62 Tough Variety!9775

Half Eagles - Liberty, MOTTO
1879-CC  $5PCGS VF-30 $ 2705
1880  $5PCGS MS-65+ 3910
1881-S  $5PCGS MS-63 525
1891   $5NGC MS-62 645
1891   $5NGC MS-63 1145
1894  $5PCGS MS-64 910
1899   $5NGC MS-63 560
1899   $5NGC MS-65+ 1580
1899 S  $5NGC MS-66 Fresh!15525
1902-S  $5PCGS MS-65 1595

Half Eagles - Indian Head
1909-D  $5PCGS MS-64+ $ 1840
1911-D  $5PCGS MS-61 10525
1911 S  $5NGC MS-62 1550
1912   $5NGC MS-63 1005
1912 S  $5NGC MS-62 4370
1913  $5PCGS MS-63 975
1913 S  $5NGC AU-55 575
1913 S  $5NGC MS-62 2990
1914-S  $5PCGS MS-62 4430
1916-S  $5PCGS MS-61 1295


Designed by Christian Gobrecht including an adaptation of the Reich-Kneass eagle reverse. Also known as a "Liberty" $5 or Half Eagle. This was the workhorse of the Mint's production in the 1800s, with Coronet Half Eagles minted at each of the seven mints of the 19th Century - Philadelphia, New Orleans, Charlotte, Dahlonega, San Francisco, Carson City, and Denver. The motto IN GOD WE TRUST was added to the reverse as directed by the Mint Act of March 3, 1865.

Dr. William Bigelow conceived the idea of making coins with the main designs in relief, yet sunk below the coin's surfaces. After gaining the approval of his good friend, President Roosevelt, Bigelow persuaded Bela Lyon Pratt to submit designs for a new quarter eagle and half eagle using this technique. The result is two of the most striking designs in all of American numismatics.