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

1844-O LIBERTY $5 MS63+

CHOICE LUSTROUS SURFACES. TIED FOR HIGHEST GRADED AT PCGS. CAC.
$39,950.00

1847-C LIBERTY $5 MS61

WELL STRUCK, LUSTROUS SURFACES. ONLY FOUR COINS GRADED HIGHER AT PCGS.
$14,850.00

1854-D LIBERTY $5, MEDIUM D MS61

MEDIUM D MINTMARK. VARIETY 37-CC. CHOICE LUSTROUS SURFACES. ONLY ONE GRADED MINT STATE. POSSIBLE FINEST KNOWN.
$14,250.00

1855-C LIBERTY $5 MS61

WELL STRUCK, LUSTROUS SURFACES. JUST TWO COINS GRADED HIGHER AT PCGS.
$15,950.00

1877-S LIBERTY $5 MS60

BRILLIANT, LUSTROUS SURFACES. ONLY 26,700 STRUCK. ONE OF ONLY 4 COINS GRADED MINT STATE.
$9,850.00

1883 LIBERTY $5 PR66 Deep Cameo

GEM CAMEO PROOF. ONLY 61 STRUCK. JUST ONE COIN GRADE HIGHER AT PCGS.
$93,500.00

1890 LIBERTY $5 PR66 Deep Cameo

GEM CAMEO PROOF SURFACES. ONLY 88 STRUCK. JUST 35 TO 50 COINS BELIEVED TO EXIST TODAY IN ALL GRADES. SOLE HIGHEST GRADED WITH CAC STICKER. JUST A SINGLE PR66+DCAM GRADED HIGHER AT PCGS. CAC.
$89,500.00

1903 LIBERTY $5 PR66 Cameo

GEM CAMEO. ONLY 154 STRUCK. CAC.
$59,500.00

1905 LIBERTY $5 MS68

AN ABSOLUTE GEM WITH THICK CREAMY LUSTOUS SURFACES. SOLE HIGHEST GRADED. OUT OF OVER 200,000 LIBERTY $5 GOLD COINS GRADED BY PCGS, ONLY 9 COINS WERE GRADED MS68.
$82,500.00

1907 LIBERTY $5 PR66 Cameo

GEM CAMEO SURFACES. ONLY 92 STRUCK.
$49,500.00