Half Eagles - Draped Bust, LARGE EAGLE
1800   $5NGC AU-58 $ 10580
1806   $5NGC AU-55 8510

Half Eagles - Capped Bust
1807   $5NGC AU-58 $ 9775
1808   $5NGC MS-60 9430

Half Eagles - Classic Head
1834 Classic-Plain 4 $5PCGS VF-30 $ 635
1838   $5NGC AU-53 1550

Half Eagles - Liberty, NO MOTTO
1839   $5NGC XF-45 $ 1095
1840-C  $5PCGS XF-45 3735
1843 D  $5NGC AU-55 3505

Half Eagles - Liberty, MOTTO
1879-CC  $5PCGS VF-30 $ 2705
1880  $5PCGS MS-65+ 3565
1881 S  $5NGC MS-63 575
1890   $5NGC AU-58 1895
1891   $5NGC MS-62 645
1891  $5PCGS MS-64 3160
1892   $5NGC MS-64 1005
1894  $5PCGS MS-64 910
1902-S  $5PCGS MS-65 1610

Half Eagles - Indian Head
1911-D  $5PCGS MS-61 $ 10525
1913 S  $5NGC AU-55 575
1914-S  $5PCGS MS-62 4370


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.