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

Half Eagles - Classic Head
1835  $5PCGS AU-58 $ 2130

Half Eagles - Liberty, NO MOTTO
1844 D  $5NGC AU-53 grey: 3250$ 3450
1848-C  $5PCGS AU-53 CU retail: 45003565
1851   $5NGC AU-53 grey: 540545
1857  $5PCGS MS-64 15525

Half Eagles - Liberty, MOTTO
1880-CC  $5PCGS MS-62 $ Call
1882 CC  $5NGC AU-55 3335

Half Eagles - Indian Head
1910 S  $5NGC MS-61 $ 1410
1911 D  $5NGC AU-58 4255
1912  $5PCGS MS-64 2270
1912   $5NGC MS-65 7935
1914   $5NGC MS-60 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.