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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1886 LIBERTY $5 PR67 Cameo

GEM CAMEO PROOF. ONLY 72 STRUCK. TIED WITH ONE OTHER COIN FOR HIGHEST GRADED.
$109,500.00

1886-S LIBERTY $5 MS64

CHOICE SATIN LUSTROUS SURFACES.
$1,265.00

1887 LIBERTY $5 PR65 Cameo

GEM PROOF ONLY ISSUE. ONLY 87 STRUCK. SOLE HIGHEST GRADED AT NGC.
$176,000.00

1889 LIBERTY $5 PR66 Cameo

GEM CAMEO PROOF. ONLY 45 STRUCK. SOLE HIGHEST GRADED.
$65,950.00

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.
$109,500.00

1891 LIBERTY $5 PR66 Deep Cameo

GEM ULTRA CAMEO WITH WATERY MIRRORED SURFACES. ONLY 53 STRUCK. ONLY ONE COIN GRADED HIGHER AT PCGS. CAC.
$104,500.00

1894 LIBERTY $5 PR66 Cameo

GEM CAMEO PROOF. JUST 75 STRUCK. SOLE SECOND HIGHEST GRADED AT PCGS. CAC.
$76,500.00

1895 LIBERTY $5 MS66

SUPERB CREAMY SATIN SUFACES. JUST FOUR COINS GRADED HIGHER AT PCGS. COL.GREEN PEDIGREE. CAC.
$12,000.00

1895 LIBERTY $5 PR68 Deep Cameo

GEM DEEP MIRRORED, ULTRA CAMEO SURFACES. ONLY 81 STRUCK. SOLE HIGHEST GRADED.
$175,000.00

1897 LIBERTY $5 PR66 Deep Cameo

GEM DEEP CAMEO SURFACES. ONLY 83 STRUCK. JUST A SINGLE PR66+DCAM GRADED HIGHER.
$84,500.00

1897 LIBERTY $5 PR67 Deep Cameo

GEM ULTRA CAMEO PROOF SURFACES. ONLY 83 STRUCK. TIED WITH ONE OTHER COIN FOR HIGHEST GRADED.
$110,000.00

1900 LIBERTY $5 PR65 Deep Cameo

GEM DEEP CAMEO SURFACES. ONLY 230 STRUCK. CAC.
$52,250.00

1901-S LIBERTY $5 MS66

GEM SATIN LUSTROUS SURFACES. CAC.
$7,150.00

1901-S LIBERTY $5 MS67+

GEM CREAMY LUSTROUS SURFACES. WHILE A COMMON DATE WITH THOUSANDS OF COINS CERTIFIED. THIS COIN IS TIED WITH ONE OTHER COIN FOR THE HIGHEST GRADED AT PCGS. CAC.
$35,850.00

1903 LIBERTY $5 PR66 Cameo

GEM CAMEO. ONLY 154 STRUCK. CAC.
$71,500.00

1903 LIBERTY $5 PR67+ Cameo

GEM CAMEO PROOF. ONLY 154 STRUCK. TIED WITH ONE OTHER COIN FOR HIGHEST GRADED.
$109,500.00

1904 LIBERTY $5 PR64 Cameo

VERY CHOICE BRILLIANT SURFACES WITH FROSTY, CAMEO DEVICES. ONLY 136 STRUCK. CAC.
$24,750.00

1904 LIBERTY $5 PR67+ Cameo

GEM FLASHY CAMEO. ONLY 136 STRUCK. JUST 1 COIN GRADED HIGHER
$87,500.00

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.
$90,000.00

1905 LIBERTY $5 PR66+ Deep Cameo

GEM DEEP MIRRORED CAMEO PROOF. ONLY 108 STRUCK. THIS IS THE SOLE DCAM GRADED.
$76,950.00

1906 LIBERTY $5 MS64

GEM SATIN LUSTROUS SURFACES.
$1,265.00