Half Eagles - Capped Bust
 DATEGRADEDESCRIPTIONPRICE
1810 Large Date Large 5 $5PCGS MS-61 $ 12360

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

Half Eagles - Classic Head
 DATEGRADEDESCRIPTIONPRICE
1834 PLAIN 4 CLASSIC Plain 4, Classic Hea  $5NGC AU-53 $ 1265
1835  $5PCGS XF-40 695
1838  $5PCGS AU-55 grey: 16501870

Half Eagles - Liberty, NO MOTTO
 DATEGRADEDESCRIPTIONPRICE
1841 D  $5NGC AU-55 NGC Guide: 6500$ 5060
1843   $5NGC AU-58 690
1844 D  $5NGC AU-53 grey: 32503450
1846 LARGE DATE Large Date  $5NGC MS-63 13225
1851 O  $5NGC AU-58 6840
1853   $5NGC AU-58 690
1857  $5PCGS MS-64 15525

Half Eagles - Liberty, MOTTO
 DATEGRADEDESCRIPTIONPRICE
1881-S  $5PCGS MS-64 $ 1065
1898   $5NGC MS-64 895
1901/00 S FS-006 $5NGC MS-64 grey: 15001550

Half Eagles - Indian Head
 DATEGRADEDESCRIPTIONPRICE
1909 O  $5NGC AU-53 $ 10350
1911 S  $5NGC AU-58 490
1914   $5NGC MS-60 Call
1914 S  $5NGC AU-55 605



Facts


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.