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

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

1847-C LIBERTY $5, NO MOTTO MS62

VERY CHOICE. ONLY 84,151 STRUCK. JUST 1 HIGHER AT NGC.
$16,950.00

1849-C LIBERTY $5 MS61

LUSTROUS SURFACES. WELL STRUCK.
$9,950.00

1859-C LIBERTY $5 MS61

VERY SCARCE CHARLOTTE HALF EAGLE. ONLY 4 GRADED HIGHER AT PCGS.
$12,950.00

1873 LIBERTY $5, CLOSED 3 MS66

CLOSED 3. GEM PROOFLIKE SURFACES. TIED FOR HIGHEST GRADED.
$39,500.00

1879 LIBERTY $5 MS64

VERY CHOICE RADIANT LUSTER.
$3,850.00

1882-S LIBERTY $5 MS66

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

1895 LIBERTY $5, MOTTO MS65

GEM SURFACES WITH RADIANT LUSTER.
$3,500.00

1900 LIBERTY $5 PR66 Cameo

GEM CAMEO PROOF. ONLY 230 STRUCK.
$48,500.00

1900 LIBERTY $5 PR67 Deep Cameo

GEM DEEP CAMEO. ONLY 230 STRUCK. JUST ONE GRADED HIGHER AT NGC.
$82,500.00

1902 LIBERTY $5 MS65

GEM SURFACES. ONLY 4 GRADED HIGHER AT NGC.
$2,950.00

1903 LIBERTY $5 PR66 Cameo

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

1904 LIBERTY $5 PR65 Cameo

GEM CAMEO PROOF. ONLY 136 STRUCK. JUST 3 HIGHER AT PCGS.
$37,500.00

1907 LIBERTY $5 PR66 Cameo

GEM CAMEO SURFACES. ONLY 92 STRUCK.
$48,500.00