Half Eagles - Capped Head, LARGE SIZE
1820 Square 2 $5PCGS MS-63 Rare & Desirable early $5-! Less than 100 known. Pop 17 with 13 finer.$ 52900

Half Eagles - Classic Head
1834 Classic-Cross 4 $5PCGS AU-58 $ 23575
1835  $5PCGS MS-62 6210
1837  $5PCGS MS-61 7130

Half Eagles - Liberty, NO MOTTO
1846 LARGE DATE Large Date  $5NGC MS-63 $ 13225
1849 C  $5NGC AU-58 5405
1851 O  $5NGC AU-58 6840

Half Eagles - Liberty, MOTTO
1866 S MOTTO  $5NGC VF-25 $ 1380
1882-CC  $5PCGS VF-35 1410
1882-CC  $5PCGS Genuine 975
1908  $5PCGS MS-63 Call

Half Eagles - Indian Head
1908  $5PCGS MS-62 $ Call


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.