Liberty Head $5

(1839-1908)

No Motto (1839-1866)

Although photography was invented in 1839, the art world at that time was still very much in the grips of Neoclassicism. To the Neoclassical sculptor or die engraver, modern clothing fashions changed too often, and to portray historically important figures in contemporary clothes could open up such art works to criticism. Instead, they froze their subjects in Classical Greek clothing and copied the stylized busts of known works by ancient sculptors and their later Roman imitators. Neoclassicism liked cold profiles, and the exacting art of die engraving is especially well suited to such a stylistic influence.

In the United States, Mint engraver Christian Gobrecht was strongly influenced by Neoclassicism, which was especially apparent in his use of the classically stylized head of Liberty on the Coronet half.... (Expand Text)

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1842-C LIBERTY $5, SMALL DATE MS62 PCGS

SMALL DATE. CHOICE SATIN LUSTROUS SURFACES. FEWER THAN 100 KNOWN TO EXIST. THE RAREST HALF-EAGLE TO COME OUT OF THE CHARLOTTE MINT. ONLY ONE MS63+ COIN GRADE HIGHER AT PCGS.
$165,000.00

1843 LIBERTY $5 MS64 PCGS

GEM SATIN SURFACES. TIED FOR HIGHEST GRADED AT PCGS.
$27,500.00

1843-C LIBERTY $5 AU58 PCGS

WELL STRUCK WITH VERY LIGHT WEAR EVIDENT. CAC.
$13,200.00

1844-C LIBERTY $5 MS62+ PCGS

VERY CHOICE FLASHY LUSTROUS SURFACES. THIS IS A WONDERFUL EXAMPLE OF A CHARLOTTE MINTED HALF EAGLE. ONLY 3 MS63 COINS GRADED HIGHER AT PCGS.
$35,750.00

1844-O LIBERTY $5 MS63+ PCGS

CHOICE LUSTROUS, SEMI-PROOFLIKE SURFACES. JUST A SINGLE COIN GRADED HIGHER AT PCGS. CAC.
$44,000.00

1844-O LIBERTY $5 MS63+ PCGS

VERY CHOICE CREAMY LUSTROUS SURFACES. ONLY ONE MS65 COIN GRADED HIGHER AT PCGS. CAC.
$44,000.00

1844-O LIBERTY $5 MS63+ PCGS

CHOICE LUSTROUS SURFACES. TIED FOR SECOND HIGHEST GRADED AT PCGS. CAC.
$44,000.00

1849-D LIBERTY $5 MS62 NGC

CHOICE LUSTROUS CHARLOTTE HALF EAGLE. JUST FOUR COINS GRADED HIGHER.
$29,700.00

1852-D LIBERTY $5 MS63 PCGS

WELL STRUCK, SATIN LUSTROUS DAHLONAGA SPECIMEN. TIED WITH ONE OTHER COIN FOR HIGHEST GRADED AT PCGS.
$41,250.00

1855 LIBERTY $5 MS64+ PCGS

GEM SATIN LUSTROUS SURFACES. VERY RARE IN THIS STATE OF PRESERVATION. TIED WITH TWO OTHER COINS FOR HIGEHST GRADED AT PCGS
$34,650.00

1857-C LIBERTY $5 MS63 PCGS

VERY CHOICE LUSTROUS SURFACES. ALMOST PROOFLIKE DUE TO THE BRIGHT MIRRORED FIELDS. TIED WITH TWO OTHER COINS FOR HIGHEST GRADED AT PCGS.
$49,500.00

1858 LIBERTY $5 PR66 Cameo PCGS

NO MOTTO. AN AMAZING GEM PROOF WITH ONLY 10 COINS ORIGINALLY STRUCK. SIX OR LESS KNOWN TO EXIST TODAY IN ALL GRADES. POSSIBLY FINEST KNOWN. CAC.
$550,000.00

1861-C LIBERTY $5 AU53 PCGS

WELL STRUCK AND LUSTROUS SURFACES. ONLY 6,879 ORIGINALLY MINTED. WONDERFUL CHARLOTTE MINTED COIN DURING THE FIRST YEAR OF THE CIVIL WAR. CAC.
$30,250.00

1861-D LIBERTY $5 AU55 PCGS

WELL STRUCK AND LUSTROUS SURFACES ON THIS VERY SCARCE DAHLONAGA HALF EAGLE. CONDITION CENSUS. LESS THAN 100 COINS BELIEVED TO EXIST TODAY IN ALL GRADES.
$121,000.00

1861-D LIBERTY $5 AU58 NGC

VERY CHOICE SATIN LUSTROUS SURFACES. JUST A BREATH AWAY FROM MINT STATE. GREAT CIVIL WAR ERA COIN STRUCK AT THE DAHLANOGA MINT. LESS THAN 100 SPECIMENS BELIEVED TO EXIST TODAY IN ALL GRADES.
$121,000.00

1863-S LIBERTY $5 AU53 PCGS

WELL STRUCK WITH SATIN LUSTROUS SURFACES. LESS THAN 75 COINS BELIEVED TO EXIST IN ALL GRADES.
$28,600.00

1863-S LIBERTY $5 AU58 PCGS

CHOICE WELL STRUCK AND LUSTROUS SURFACES WITH ONLY A WHISPER OF WEAR. JUST TWO MS61 COINS GRADED HIGHER. THIS IS A VERY SCARCE, CIVIL WAR YEAR, HALF EAGLE WITH LESS THAN 75 SPECIMENS BELIEVED TO EXIST TODAY IN ALL GRADES.
$41,250.00

1864 LIBERTY $5 PR65 Deep Cameo CACG

NO MOTTO. GEM DEEP MIRRORED PROOF SURFACES WITH FROSTY DEVICES. ONLY 50 STRUCK. CIVIL WAR YEAR. CAC.
$330,000.00

1866 LIBERTY $5, MOTTO MS61 PCGS

MOTTO. WELL STRUCK WITH VERY CHOICE SURFACES. JUST 6,700 STRUCK. LESS THAN 100 KNOWN TODAY IN ALL GRADES. ONLY THREE COINS GRADED HIGHER AT PCGS. THE HIGHEST GRADED IS A MS62+.
$24,750.00

1867 LIBERTY $5 AU58 PCGS

WELL STRUCK, LUSTROUS SURFACES EXHIBITING A WHISPER OF WEAR. LESS THAN 100 BELIEVE TO EXIST TODAY IN ALL GRADES. AMONG THE HIGHEST GRADED.
$15,950.00

1868-S LIBERTY $5 MS61 NGC

RICH ORANGE PATINA BLANKET THIS SATIN LUSTROUS COIN. THIS IS THE SOLE MINT STATE COIN GRADED BY NGC.
$27,500.00