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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1871-CC LIBERTY $5 AU55 PCGS

RICH ORANGE PATINA. SECOND YEAR OF CARSON CITY GOLD COINS. JUST TEN COINS GRADED HIGHER AT PCGS.
$38,500.00

1873 LIBERTY $5, CLOSED 3 MS66 NGC

CLOSED 3. GEM LUSTROUS SURFACES WITH CLAIMS TO PROOFLIKE. TIED WITH TWO OTHER COINS FOR HIGHEST GRADED.
$38,500.00

1874-CC LIBERTY $5 AU58+ CACG

CRISP WELL STRUCK EXAMPLE OF THIS VERY ELUSIVE CARSON CITY HALF EAGLE. ONLY A SINGLE COIN GRADED HIGHER AT CAC. CAC.
$55,000.00

1874-S LIBERTY $5 AU58 PCGS

CHOICE SATIN SURFACES WITH ONLY THE SLIGHTEST WEAR EVIDENT. TIED WITH ONE OTHER COIN FOR HIGHEST GRADED AT PCGS. CAC.
$21,950.00

1877-S LIBERTY $5 MS60 PCGS

BRILLIANT, LUSTROUS SURFACES. ONLY 26,700 STRUCK. ONE OF ONLY 4 COINS GRADED MINT STATE.
$16,500.00

1878 LIBERTY $5 MS65 PCGS

GEM SATIN LUSTROUS SURFACES. JUST A HANDFUL OF COINS GRADED HIGHER AT PCGS.
$18,700.00

1883 LIBERTY $5 PR66 Deep Cameo PCGS

GEM CAMEO PROOF. ONLY 61 STRUCK. JUST ONE COIN GRADE HIGHER AT PCGS.
$109,500.00

1886 LIBERTY $5 PR65 Cameo PCGS

GEM CAMEO PROOF SURFACES. ONLY 72 STRUCK. JUST A SINGLE PR66CAM GRADED HIGHER AT PCGS.
$60,000.00

1886 LIBERTY $5 PR66 Deep Cameo PCGS

VIRTUALLY FLAWLESS GEM SURFACES WITH FROSTY DEVICES. ONLY 72 STRUCK. THIS IS THE SOLE HIGHEST GRADED SPECIMEN. CAC.
$154,000.00

1886 LIBERTY $5 PR66+ PCGS

GEM CAMEO PROOF. ONLY 72 STRUCK. SOLE HIGHEST GRADED AT PGCS. CAC.
$132,000.00

1887 LIBERTY $5 PR64+ Cameo PCGS

GEM PROOF ONLY ISSUE. ONLY 87 STRUCK. CAC.
$165,000.00

1889 LIBERTY $5 PR66 Cameo NGC

GEM CAMEO PROOF. ONLY 45 STRUCK. SOLE HIGHEST GRADED.
$60,000.00

1890 LIBERTY $5 PR66 Deep Cameo PCGS

GEM DEEP MIRRORED SURFACES WITH RICH FROSTED DEVICES. ONLY 88 STRUCK. JUST A SINGLE PR66+DCAM GRADED HIGHER AT PCGS. CAC.
$96,250.00

1894 LIBERTY $5 PR66 Cameo PCGS

GEM CAMEO PROOF. JUST 75 STRUCK. SOLE SECOND HIGHEST GRADED AT PCGS. CAC.
$82,500.00

1895 LIBERTY $5 PR65+ Deep Cameo PCGS

GEM DEEP MIRRORED SURFACES WITH FROSTY DEVICES. ONLY 81 STRUCK. CAC.
$74,250.00

1896 LIBERTY $5 PR66+ Deep Cameo PCGS

VIRTUALLY FLAWLESS GEM SURFACES WITH CRISP FROSTY DEVICES. ONLY 103 STRUCK. JUST A SINGLE COIN GRADED HIGHER AT PCGS. CAC.
$110,000.00

1897 LIBERTY $5 PR66 Deep Cameo PCGS

GEM DEEP CAMEO SURFACES. ONLY 83 STRUCK. JUST A SINGLE PR66+DCAM GRADED HIGHER.
$79,750.00

1897 LIBERTY $5 PR66+ Deep Cameo CACG

GEM ULTRA CAMEO PROOF SURFACES. ONLY 83 STRUCK. SOLE HIGHEST GRADED AT CACG. CAC.
$121,000.00

1900 LIBERTY $5 PR67 Cameo CACG

GEM MIRRORED PROOF SURFACES WITH CAMEO DEVICES. ONLY 230 STRUCK. CAC.
$110,000.00

1901 LIBERTY $5 PR65+ Cameo CACG

GEM MIRRORED SURFACES WITH ICY CAMEO DEVICES. ONLY 140 STRUCK. CAC.
$63,250.00

1901 LIBERTY $5 PR66+ Deep Cameo PCGS

GEM DEEP MIRRORED SURFACES WITH ICY DEVICES. ONLY 140 COINS STRUCK. TIED WITH ONE OTHER COIN FOR HIGHEST GRADED AT PCGS. BASS PEDIGREE.
$104,500.00