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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1903 LIBERTY $5 MS67 PCGS

GEM SATIN LUSTROUS SURFACE. TIED WITH ONE OTHER COIN FOR HIGHEST GRADED.
$32,950.00

1903 LIBERTY $5 PR65 PCGS

GEM BRILLIANT PROOF SURFACES. ONLY 154 STRUCK. CAC.
$46,750.00

1903-S LIBERTY $5 MS67 PCGS

GEM CREAMY LUSTROUS SURFACES. TIED WITH TWO OTHER COINS FOR HIGHEST GRADED AT PCGS.
$18,700.00

1904 LIBERTY $5 PR64 Cameo PCGS

VERY CHOICE CAMEO PROOF. ONLY 136 STRUCK. CAC.
$33,000.00

1904 LIBERTY $5 PR67 PCGS

GEM BRILLIANT PROOF SURFACES. ONLY 136 STRUCK. ONLY A PR67+CAM GRADED HIGHER.
$110,000.00

1905 LIBERTY $5 MS68 PCGS

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.
$98,500.00

1905 LIBERTY $5 PR66+ Deep Cameo NGC

GEM DEEP MIRRORED CAMEO PROOF. ONLY 108 STRUCK. THIS IS THE SOLE DCAM GRADED.
$71,500.00