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$5 Liberty
$5 Liberty
$5 Liberty
$5 Liberty
$5 Liberty
$5 Liberty

$5 Liberty


  • Gold Content – 0.24187 oz.
  • Gross Weight – 8.359 g
  • Composition – 90% gold, 10% copper
  • Coin Diameter – 22.5 mm (1839-40); 21.6 mm (1840-1929)
  • Thickness – 1.59 mm; 1.4 mm
  • Mint Dates – 1840-1907
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Overview

Authorized April 2, 1792, the $5 Half Eagle, was the first gold coin authorized by the U.S. Congress. It is also the only coin in U.S. history to have been struck by all operating mints during its circulation.The $5 gold coin has gone through several design changes. The first was the “Capped Bust to Right, Small Eagle.” The longest-term design was the Liberty, or Coronet, design by Christian Golbrecht, minted from 1839 until 1908, when it was replaced by the $5 Indian gold coin.

Design

The obverse (front) of the $5 Liberty gold coin is similar to the $2.50 and $20 Liberty gold coins, showing Lady Liberty with a tight bun of hair, decorated with beads. A coronet, inscribed “LIBERTY,” rests on her head. The issue date and 13 stars, representing the original 13 colonies, circle her head.The reverse shows bald eagle spread wings, standing among olive branches. The eagle clutches three arrows in his talons and has a shield with stars and stripes over his chest. “UNITED STATES OF AMERICA,” the denomination, and the mint mark surround the eagle. Coins minted from 1839-1866 do not have “IN GOD WE TRUST.”In 1866, the motto was added on a ribbon over the eagle.

Minting

The Philadelphia Mint produced the $5 Liberty gold coins throughout its circulation years. The $5 Liberty was also minted in San Francisco, Charlotte, Dahlonega and New Orleans. After the motto was added, these coins were minted in Carson City, then at the Denver Mint from 1906-1907.

Valuation

This is a premium coin, meaning the coin’s price includes a premium value determined by Augusta based on factors other than, and in addition to, the value of the precious metal the coin contains. Pricing factors relevant to the premium value assessed by Augusta may include, but are not limited to, speculative interest, collector and investor demand, available supply, industry promotions, perceived value, economic conditions, and other factors we deem relevant in our sole discretion. Other retailers may not recognize the premium value that Augusta recognizes for this premium coin and may only be willing to pay as little as the melt value for this coin (the value of the precious metal that the coin contains). If you sell this coin to a retailer that does not recognize the premium value assessed by Augusta at the time of sale, then such sale may result in significant losses. Augusta cannot guarantee that it will buyback any item it sells and cannot guarantee another retailer will purchase this premium coin. For up-to-date market pricing and availability, please contact us directly.

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