Half Eagles - Draped Bust, LARGE EAGLE
 DATEGRADEDESCRIPTIONPRICE
1800  $5PCGS MS-61 $ 14375
1805   $5NGC MS-61 13515

Half Eagles - Capped Bust
 DATEGRADEDESCRIPTIONPRICE
1807 Bust Left $5PCGS AU-58 $ 10640

Half Eagles - Classic Head
 DATEGRADEDESCRIPTIONPRICE
1836   $5NGC AU-58 $ 1785

Half Eagles - Liberty, NO MOTTO
 DATEGRADEDESCRIPTIONPRICE
1839   $5NGC AU-55 $ 2185
1842-C Large Date $5PCGS XF-45 3080
1844-O  $5PCGS VF-30 520
1844 O  $5NGC AU-53 1015
1846 LARGE DATE Large Date  $5NGC AU-55 605
1847   $5NGC AU-55 620
1847 MPD MPD FS-004 $5NGC AU-58 1150
1849/49   $5NGC VF-35 720
1851   $5NGC AU-53 550
1852 D  $5NGC MS-61+ 10065
1853-D Large D $5PCGS VF-20 2045

Half Eagles - Liberty, MOTTO
 DATEGRADEDESCRIPTIONPRICE
1877 S  $5NGC XF-40 $ 690
1880-CC  $5PCGS MS-62 Call
1881  $5PCGS MS-62 605
1881   $5NGC MS-65 1670
1881 88/88  FS-305  $5NGC MS-63 750
1881 88/88  VP-002  $5NGC MS-63 750
1884 S  $5NGC MS-62 480
1897 S  $5NGC MS-61 550
1903-S  $5PCGS MS-65 1955

Half Eagles - Indian Head
 DATEGRADEDESCRIPTIONPRICE
1908-D  $5PCGS MS-62 $ 690
1908-D  $5PCGS MS-64 2070
1910   $5NGC MS-63 950
1910 S  $5NGC MS-61 1410
1912  $5PCGS MS-63 1010
1913   $5NGC MS-64 2015
1913  $5PCGS MS-64 2475
1913 S  $5NGC MS-61 2130



Facts


Designed by Christian Gobrecht including an adaptation of the Reich-Kneass eagle reverse. Also known as a "Liberty" $5 or Half Eagle. This was the workhorse of the Mint's production in the 1800s, with Coronet Half Eagles minted at each of the seven mints of the 19th Century - Philadelphia, New Orleans, Charlotte, Dahlonega, San Francisco, Carson City, and Denver. The motto IN GOD WE TRUST was added to the reverse as directed by the Mint Act of March 3, 1865.

Dr. William Bigelow conceived the idea of making coins with the main designs in relief, yet sunk below the coin's surfaces. After gaining the approval of his good friend, President Roosevelt, Bigelow persuaded Bela Lyon Pratt to submit designs for a new quarter eagle and half eagle using this technique. The result is two of the most striking designs in all of American numismatics.