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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1840-D LIBERTY $5, TALL D MS61

SMALL D. VERY SCARCE 4-C VARIETY. CHOICE LUSTROUS SURFACES. SOLE HIGHEST GRADED.
$18,950.00

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.
$3,995.00

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-O LIBERTY $5 MS61

WELL STRUCK. LOVELY ORIGINAL SURFACES. VERY SCARCE IN MINT STATE. HIGHEST GRADED INS MS63.
$16,500.00

1846-O LIBERTY $5 AU58

CHOICE LUSTROUS AU. ONLY 58,000 STRUCK.
$10,500.00

1847 LIBERTY $5 MS64

VERY CHOICE LUSTROUS SURFACES.
$11,950.00

1851-D LIBERTY $5 MS62

CHOICE LUSTROUS SURFACES. VERY SCARCE DAHLONOGA HALF EAGLE IN THIS STATE OF PRESERVATION. JUST TWO COINS GRADED HIGHER.
$19,950.00

1853-D LIBERTY $5, LARGE D MS61

VERY CHOICE LUSTROUS SURFACES.
$7,950.00

1854-D LIBERTY $5, MEDIUM D MS61

MEDIUM D MINTMARK. VARIETY 37-CC. CHOICE LUSTROUS SURFACES. ONLY ONE GRADED MINT STATE. POSSIBLE FINEST KNOWN.
$13,750.00

1859-C LIBERTY $5 MS61

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

1859-C LIBERTY $5 MS61

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

1873 LIBERTY $5, OPEN 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. SOLE HIGHEST GRADED WITH DCAM DESIGNATION.
$92,500.00

1879 LIBERTY $5 MS64

VERY CHOICE RADIANT LUSTER.
$3,750.00

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

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.
$71,500.00

1903 LIBERTY $5 PR66 Cameo

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