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 Classic-Cross 4 $5PCGS AU-58 $ 23575
1834 PLAIN 4 CLASSIC Plain 4, Classic Hea  $5NGC AU-55 1325
1834 PLAIN 4 CLASSIC Plain 4, Classic Hea  $5NGC AU-58 Call
1835   $5NGC AU-55 1325
1835  $5PCGS AU-58 2130
1835  $5PCGS MS-62 6210
1836   $5NGC XF-45 805
1836   $5NGC AU-53 1150
1838   $5NGC AU-53 1550

Half Eagles - Liberty, NO MOTTO
 DATEGRADEDESCRIPTIONPRICE
1841 D  $5NGC AU-55 NGC Guide: 6500$ 5060
1844  $5PCGS MS-62 4545
1844 D  $5NGC AU-53 grey: 32503620
1846 LARGE DATE Large Date  $5NGC MS-63 13225
1847   $5NGC MS-64 PL!12650
1849/1849  VP-002  $5NGC MS-62 Tough Variety!9775
1849 C  $5NGC AU-58 5405
1851 O  $5NGC AU-58 6840
1858-C  $5PCGS MS-60 Low POPs8340
1861   $5NGC AU-55 745

Half Eagles - Liberty, MOTTO
 DATEGRADEDESCRIPTIONPRICE
1880  $5PCGS MS-65+ $ 4025
1880-CC  $5PCGS MS-62 25300
1881-S  $5PCGS MS-63 605
1881-S  $5PCGS MS-64 1065
1882-CC  $5PCGS VF-35 1440
1898   $5NGC MS-64 895
1900  $5PCGS MS-64 890
1901/00 S FS-006 $5NGC MS-64 grey: 15001550

Half Eagles - Indian Head
 DATEGRADEDESCRIPTIONPRICE
1909 O  $5NGC AU-50 $ 9835
1911 D  $5NGC AU-55 CAC! Nice Original Coin2990
1912  $5PCGS MS-64 2270
1912 S  $5NGC AU-58 805
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.