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 AU58

SMALL DATE. CHOICE LUSTROUS AU. ONLY 2 COINS GRADE HIGHER AT PCGS. LESS THEN 100 BELIEVED TO EXIST TODAY IN ALL GRADES.
$57,500.00

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

1843-O LIBERTY $5, LARGE LETTERS AU55

LARGE LETTERS. WELL STRUCK WITH VERY SLIGHT WEAR.
$4,125.00

1844-O LIBERTY $5 MS63+

CHOICE LUSTROUS SURFACES. CAC.
$33,500.00

1845-D LIBERTY $5 MS60

WELL STRUCK, LUSTROUS SURFACES.
$7,650.00

1847 LIBERTY $5 MS64

VERY CHOICE LUSTROUS SURFACES.
$11,950.00

1876 LIBERTY $5 PR65+ Deep Cameo

GEM DEEP MIRRORED CAMEO PROOF. ONLY 45 COINS STRUCK. SOLE HIGHEST GRADED WITH DCAM DESIGNATION.
$92,500.00

1877-S LIBERTY $5 MS60

BRILLIANT, LUSTROUS SURFACES. ONLY 26,700 STRUCK. ONE OF ONLY 4 COINS GRADED MINT STATE.
$9,500.00

1879 LIBERTY $5 MS64

VERY CHOICE RADIANT LUSTER.
$3,750.00

1883 LIBERTY $5 PR66 Deep Cameo

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

1887 LIBERTY $5 PR65 Cameo

GEM PROOF ONLY ISSUE. ONLY 87 STRUCK. SOLE HIGHEST GRADED AT NGC.
$148,500.00

1889 LIBERTY $5 PR66 Cameo

GEM CAMEO PROOF. ONLY 45 STRUCK. SOLE HIGHEST GRADED.
$59,950.00

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.
$87,500.00

1891 LIBERTY $5 PR67 Deep Cameo

GEM ULTRA CAMEO WITH WATERY MIRRORED SURFACES. ONLY 53 STRUCK. ONLY ONE COIN GRADED HIGHER.
$93,500.00

1895 LIBERTY $5 PR68 Deep Cameo

GEM DEEP MIRRORED, ULTRA CAMEO SURFACES. ONLY 81 STRUCK. SOLE HIGHEST GRADED.
$148,500.00

1897 LIBERTY $5 PR66 Deep Cameo

GEM DEEP CAMEO SURFACES. ONLY 83 STRUCK. JUST A SINGLE PR66+DCAM GRADED HIGHER AT PCGS. CAC.
$74,500.00

1903 LIBERTY $5 PR66 Cameo

GEM CAMEO. ONLY 154 STRUCK. CAC.
$65,000.00

1903 LIBERTY $5 PR67+ Cameo

GEM CAMEO PROOF. ONLY 154 STRUCK. TIED WITH ONE OTHER COIN FOR HIGHEST GRADED.
$87,500.00

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.
$76,950.00

1907 LIBERTY $5 PR66 Cameo

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