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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1841-D LIBERTY $5, SMALL D MS61

SMALL D. WELL STRUCK LUSTEROUS SURFACES. JUST 6 COINS GRADED HIGHER AT PCGS.
$15,950.00

1842-C LIBERTY $5, SMALL DATE MS62

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.
$139,500.00

1845-D LIBERTY $5 MS60

WELL STRUCK, LUSTEROUS SURFACES.
$7,500.00

1845-D LIBERTY $5 MS61

VERY FLASHY, LUSTEROUS SURFACES.
$10,950.00

1847 LIBERTY $5 MS63

VERY LUSTROUS AND WELL STRUCK.
$4,500.00

1847 LIBERTY $5 MS64+

GEM SATIN LUSTEROUS SURFACES. TIED FOR HIGHEST GRADE AT NGC.
$12,500.00

1847-C LIBERTY $5, NO MOTTO MS62

VERY CHOICE. ONLY 84,151 STRUCK. JUST 1 HIGHER AT NGC.
$16,000.00

1848-D LIBERTY $5 MS61

WELL STRUCK, LUSTEROUS SURFACES. ONLY 7 COINS GRADED HIGHER AT PCGS.
$13,950.00

1853-D LIBERTY $5, LARGE D MS61

VERY CHOICE LUSTEROUS SURFACES.
$7,500.00

1859-C LIBERTY $5 MS61

VERY SCARCE CHARLOTTE HALF EAGLE. ONLY 3 GRADED HIGHER AT PCGS.
$12,950.00

1859-C LIBERTY $5 MS61

WELL STRUCK WITH SATIN LUSTER. JUST 3 COINS GRADED HIGHER AT PCGS.
$12,950.00

1861-D LIBERTY $5 AU53

LAST YEAR OF THE DAHLONAGA MINTED COINS. ONLY 75-100 KNOWN IN ALL GRADES.
$62,500.00

1873 LIBERTY $5, CLOSED 3 MS66

CLOSED 3. GEM PROOFLIKE SURFACES. TIED FOR HIGHEST GRADED.
$39,950.00

1876 LIBERTY $5 PR65 Deep Cameo

GEM DEEP MIRRORED CAMEO PROOF. ONLY 45 COINS STRUCK. TIED FOR HIGHEST GRADED WITH DCAM DESIGNATION.
$79,500.00

1877-S LIBERTY $5 MS60

BRILLIANT, LUSTEROUS SURFACES. ONLY 26,700 STRUCK. ONE OF ONLY 5 COINS GRADED MINT STATE.
$9,750.00

1879 LIBERTY $5 MS64

VERY CHOICE RADIANT LUSTER.
$3,750.00

1882-S LIBERTY $5 MS66

GEM SATIN LUSTEROUS SURFACES. TIED WITH ONE OTHER COIN FOR HIGHEST GRADED AT PCGS.
$18,500.00

1883 LIBERTY $5 PR66 Deep Cameo

GEM CAMEO PROOF. ONLY 61 STRUCK. JUST ONE COIN GRADE HIGHER AT PCGS.
$89,500.00

1903 LIBERTY $5 PR66 Cameo

GEM CAMEO. ONLY 154 STRUCK. CAC.
$69,500.00

1904 LIBERTY $5 PR67+ Cameo

GEM FLASHY CAMEO. ONLY 136 STRUCK. JUST 1 COIN GRADED HIGHER
$82,500.00

1905 LIBERTY $5 PR66 Deep Cameo

GEM DEEP MIRRORED CAMEO PROOF. ONLY 108 STRUCK. THIS IS THE SOLE DCAM GRADED.
$67,500.00