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.
$59,500.00

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

1842-O LIBERTY $5 AU55

SHARPLY STRUCK. LESS THEN 100 KNOWN TO EXIST TODAY. ONLY FIVE COINS GRADED HIGHER.
$10,500.00

1843-O LIBERTY $5, LARGE LETTERS AU53

NICE EVENLY WORN SURFACES. CAC.
$3,500.00

1844-O LIBERTY $5 MS63+

CHOICE LUSTROUS SURFACES. CAC.
$33,500.00

1845-D LIBERTY $5 MS60

WELL STRUCK, LUSTROUS SURFACES.
$7,500.00

1845-D LIBERTY $5 MS61

VERY FLASHY, LUSTROUS SURFACES.
$10,500.00

1845-O LIBERTY $5 MS61

WELL STRUCK. LOVELY ORIGINAL SURFACES.
$16,500.00

1846-O LIBERTY $5 AU58

CHOICE LUSTROUS AU. ONLY 58,000 STRUCK.
$9,950.00

1847 LIBERTY $5 MS63

VERY LUSTROUS AND WELL STRUCK.
$4,250.00

1847-C LIBERTY $5, NO MOTTO MS62

VERY CHOICE. ONLY 84,151 STRUCK. JUST 1 HIGHER AT NGC.
$16,500.00

1855-C LIBERTY $5 MS61

CHOICE WELL STRUCK CHARLOTTE HALF EAGLE. ONLY TWO COINS GRADED HIGHER AT PCGS.
$14,500.00

1856-O LIBERTY $5 AU53

WELL STRUCK AND LUSTEROUS. ONLY 10,000 STRUCK.
$5,950.00

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

1872-CC LIBERTY $5 AU55

LOVELY LIGHTLY CIRCULATED SURFACES. LESS THEN 100 KNOWN TO EXIST IN ALL GRADES. ONLY THREE AU58'S GRADED HIGHER AT PCGS
$28,950.00

1873 LIBERTY $5, CLOSED 3 MS66

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

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, LUSTROUS SURFACES. ONLY 26,700 STRUCK. ONE OF ONLY 5 COINS GRADED MINT STATE.
$9,250.00

1879 LIBERTY $5 MS64

VERY CHOICE RADIANT LUSTER.
$3,750.00

1882-S LIBERTY $5 MS66

GEM SATIN LUSTROUS SURFACES. TIED WITH TWO OTHER COIN FOR HIGHEST GRADED AT PCGS.
$17,500.00