Half Eagles - Capped Bust
 DATEGRADEDESCRIPTIONPRICE
1808   $5NGC AU-53 $ 8165
1808/7   $5NGC AU-58 Call

Half Eagles - Capped Head, LARGE SIZE
 DATEGRADEDESCRIPTIONPRICE
1813   $5NGC AU-50 $ 8165
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 Hea  $5NGC AU-55 $ 1495
1834 Classic-Cross 4 $5PCGS AU-58 23575
1834 PLAIN 4 CLASSIC Plain 4, Classic Hea  $5NGC AU-58 1955
1835  $5PCGS AU-58 2130
1835  $5PCGS MS-62 6210
1836   $5NGC AU-53 1150
1837  $5PCGS MS-61 7130
1838   $5NGC AU-53 1440

Half Eagles - Liberty, NO MOTTO
 DATEGRADEDESCRIPTIONPRICE
1840   $5NGC AU-58 $ 1895
1841 D  $5NGC AU-55 NGC Guide: 65005060
1843   $5NGC AU-58 660
1844  $5PCGS MS-62 4485
1844 D  $5NGC AU-53 grey: 32503620
1844-D  $5PCGS Genuine 2760
1846 LARGE DATE Large Date  $5NGC MS-63 13225
1847 D  $5NGC AU-55 4140
1849/1849  VP-002  $5NGC MS-62 Tough Variety!9775
1849 C  $5NGC AU-58 5405
1851 O  $5NGC AU-58 6840
1861  $5PCGS MS-61 1840

Half Eagles - Liberty, MOTTO
 DATEGRADEDESCRIPTIONPRICE
1866 S MOTTO  $5NGC VF-25 $ 1380
1879-CC  $5PCGS VF-30 2705
1881  $5PCGS MS-65 1695
1881-S  $5PCGS MS-63 525
1882  $5PCGS MS-64 690
1882-CC  $5PCGS VF-35 1410
1882-CC  $5PCGS Genuine 975
1883   $5NGC MS-63 1035
1890 CC  $5NGC AU-58 2010
1891-CC  $5PCGS AU-58 1495
1894  $5PCGS MS-64 910
1898   $5NGC MS-64 895
1899   $5NGC MS-63 460
1899 S  $5NGC MS-66 Fresh!15525
1901/00 S FS-006 $5NGC MS-64 grey: 15001550
1902-S  $5PCGS MS-65 1625

Half Eagles - Indian Head
 DATEGRADEDESCRIPTIONPRICE
1908  Indian Type  $5NGC MS-66 $ 17825
1908 D  $5NGC MS-63 975
1909-O  $5PCGS XF-40 7130
1910   $5NGC MS-63 1150
1911  $5PCGS MS-64 2010
1911-D  $5PCGS MS-61 10525
1911 S  $5NGC MS-62 1550
1912 S  $5NGC MS-62 4370
1913  $5PCGS MS-63 975
1913 S  $5NGC MS-62 2990
1914   $5NGC MS-60 Call
1914   $5NGC MS-63 1525
1914-D  $5PCGS MS-63 1870



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.