The $5 Half Eagle Liberty series was minted from 1795 to 1908, when it changed to the Indian Head design that ran through 1929. The first U.S. gold coins did not have a denomination on them as gold was traded by its weight and purity. First Chief Engraver, Robert Scot designed the first Half Eagles, struck on a screw press on July 31, 1795, with only 744 coins struck. The first Half Eagles were the Draped Bust (Turban Head) Right style (1795-1807), originally with a Small Eagle reverse (1795-1798), and then a Heraldic Eagle reverse (1795-1807). The Capped Bust Left style (1807-1834), by Assistant Engraver John Reich, had several design changes; Type 1 Capped Bust, Large Head (1807-1812). Type 2 Capped Bust, Small Head, Large Diameter (1813-1829). Type 3, Capped Bust, Reduced Diameter (1829-1834). The Classic Head series (1834-1838) was redesigned by Second Chief Engraver, William Kneass. The Liberty Head (1839-1908) designed by Third Chief Engraver, Christian Gobrecht, had two types; Without Motto (1839-1866), and With Motto (1866-1908). In 1908, the Liberty Coronet Half Eagle gave way to the Indian Head design of Bela Lyon Pratt, fulfilling President Theodore Roosevelt’s dream of an artistic national coinage.

FMV Prices for Rare Coin Price Guide last updated 05/20/2022
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Small Eagle Bust Right
Sm. Eagle Bust Rt. Type$116,880 $148,130 $206,250 $400,000 $600,000
1795 Sm. Eagle$121,550 $148,130 $206,250 $406,250 $600,000
1796/5$136,500 $193,750 $262,500 $384,000 $606,250
1797 15/Stars$318,500
1797 16/Stars$422,500 $456,250
1798 Sm. Eagle
Heraldic Eagle Bust Right
Her. Eagle Bust Rt. Typedown$15,440 $18,310 $29,380 $44,690 $134,550
1795 Her. Eagle$156,250 $193,750 $262,500 $338,000
1797/5$260,000 $312,000
1797 16 Star Obv.
1798 Sm. 8down$60,130 down$102,050 down$143,000 down$195,000
1798 Lg. 8 13 Stars$34,690 $60,940 $87,750 $188,500
1798 Lg. 8 14 Stars$143,750 $168,750
1799$34,380 $51,880 down$91,560 $125,450 $167,050
1800$18,560 $26,880 $48,130 $76,050 $154,050
1802/1$19,810 $22,190 $35,630 $49,380 $172,250
1803/2down$16,060 $19,060 $34,380 $50,380 $162,500
1804 Sm. 8$19,060 $23,130 $45,630 $64,350 $154,050
1804 Sm. 8/Lg. 8$22,940 $32,190 $61,560 $108,550 $169,000
1805$16,560 $22,810 $30,940 $53,130 $188,500
1806 Pointed Top 6$18,560 $29,060 $36,560 $58,180 $162,500
1806 Round Top 6$15,440 $18,310 $29,380 $46,880 $134,550
1807 Bust Right$16,560 $22,190 $35,940 $46,480 $195,000
Capped Draped Bust Left
Cap. Dr. Bust Left Type$12,940 $15,560 $24,060 $35,750 $103,350
1807 Bust Left$14,190 $15,810 down$26,250 $40,950 $116,350
1808/7$20,310 $25,940 $36,880 $65,940 $156,000
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1808$14,380 $17,810 $30,000 $58,440 $149,500
1809/8$13,560 $19,380 $34,690 $64,350 $111,480
1810 Sm. Date Sm. 5$143,750 $175,000 $206,250
1810 Sm. Date Tall 5$15,000 $19,380 $29,250 $71,180 $143,000
1810 Lg. Date Sm. 5
1810 Lg. Date Lg. 5$12,940 $16,060 $24,060 $35,750 $103,350
1811$13,310 $18,440 $28,440 $48,430 $130,000
1812$13,750 $15,560 $25,630 $53,950 $128,050
Capped Bust Left Large
Cap. Bust Left Lg. Type$15,630 $20,940 down$29,060 $46,880 $136,500
1813$15,630 $20,940 down$29,060 $46,880 $136,500
1814/3$26,880 $34,690 $51,560 $71,880 $162,500
1815$256,250 $293,750 $375,000 $531,250 $942,500
1818$27,940 $35,940 $60,630 $82,550 $156,000
1818 5D/50$35,310 $46,880 $79,630 $102,050 $178,750
1819$181,250 $279,500
1819 5D/50$143,750 $193,750 $253,500 $305,500 $474,500
1820$29,380 $35,940 $58,050 $86,450 $156,000
1821$234,000 $268,750 $375,000 $487,500 $585,000
1822
1823$39,650 $48,750 $68,250 $94,250 $292,500
1824$68,250 $89,380 $143,000 $177,450 $299,000
1825/1$105,950 $121,550 $134,380 $162,500 $292,500
1825/4$1,092,000 $1,124,500 $1,170,000 $1,267,500
1826$72,480 $103,440 $131,250 $150,000 $292,500
1827$81,250 $104,060 $131,250 $168,750 $260,000
1828/7$227,500 $243,750 $362,500 $718,750
1828$214,500 $256,250 $312,500 $500,000 $598,000
1829 Lg. Date $300,000 $375,000 $487,500
Capped Bust Left Small
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Cap. Bust Left Sm. Type$72,480 $94,250 $118,950 $169,000 $195,000
1829 Sm. Date$468,750 $546,000 $585,000 $695,500 $890,500
1830$83,530 $94,250 $136,500 $175,500 $273,000
1831$109,380 $149,500 $188,500 $260,000 $292,500
1832 12 Stars $1,020,500
1832 13 Stars$96,530 $102,050 $128,050 $188,500 $260,000
1833 Lg. Date$72,480 $96,530 $118,950 $169,000
1833 Sm. Date$108,550 $118,950 $143,000 $195,000 $286,000
1834 Bust Left Pl. 4$76,050 $94,250 $118,950 $169,000 $195,000
1834 Bust Left Cr. 4$96,850 $113,750 $149,500 $188,500 $253,500
Classic Head
Classic Type$4,130 $6,210 $10,160 $24,250 $68,130
1834 Cl. Plain 4$4,130 $6,570 $10,560 $24,250 $68,130
1834 Cl. Crosslet 4down$27,940 down$36,210 down$68,580 down$121,550
1835$4,780 $7,150 $11,640 $28,280
1836$4,840 $7,480 $15,540 $25,680 $83,530
1837$5,660 $10,000 $20,480 $34,260 $81,250
1838$4,410 $6,210 $10,560 $31,850 $92,950
1838 Cdown$67,190 down$102,050 down$260,000
1838 Ddown$49,380 down$60,130 down$110,180
Liberty Head No Motto
Liberty Head N/M Type$1,780 $2,910 $5,280 $11,080 $36,250
1839$9,280 $16,060 $26,560 $61,880
1839 Cdown$37,060 down$52,810 down$73,440 down$169,000
1839 Ddown$42,060 down$58,830
1840$4,280 $5,590 $9,440
1840 Cdown$32,810 down$46,560 down$68,130 down$95,550
1840 Ddown$30,310 down$41,930 down$54,380
1840 Odown$16,690 down$28,310 down$49,080
1841$5,780 $9,310 $10,660 $19,830 $42,320
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1841 Cdown$23,560 down$36,730 down$47,190 down$60,130
1841 Ddown$20,940 down$26,880 down$30,810 down$51,350 down$99,450
1842 Sm. Letters$15,410 $23,080 $35,750 $46,150 $63,050
1842 Lg. Letters $16,250 $20,150 $26,000
1842 C Sm. Date$97,500 $120,630 $156,250
1842 C Lg. Date$18,440 $25,030 $37,050 $44,850 $123,500
1842 D Sm. Datedown$19,810 down$24,380
1842 D Lg. Datedown$68,580
1842 Odown$37,380
1843$2,090 $4,310 $9,160 $22,430 $39,380
1843 C$14,690 $17,940 $26,560 $53,950
1843 D$11,090 $17,810 $26,330 $63,050
1843 O Sm. Letters$19,380 $27,300 $44,530 $68,250 $94,250
1843 O Lg. Letters$14,380 $20,940 $29,380 $42,250 $87,750
1844$2,340 $4,590 $11,660 $17,880
1844 C$18,440 $23,440 $41,560
1844 D$10,030 $14,220 $29,380 $47,450
1844 O$6,090 $7,440 $18,440 $31,850
1845$2,530 $3,940 $9,030 $19,500
1845 D$10,530 $15,630 $29,250 $48,750 $83,850
1845 O$16,560 down$30,940 down$59,480
1846$2,810 $4,910 $13,330 $19,830
1846 C$19,690 $42,250 $58,130 $87,500
1846 D$12,340 $17,810 $26,250 $31,920
1846 O$14,690 $19,690
1847$1,940 $2,940 $5,280 $10,660 $43,550
1847 C$12,900 $16,560 $30,630 $47,450 $81,250
1847 Ddown$14,060 down$17,310 down$31,560
1847 O
1848$2,340 $3,690 $11,030 $25,160 $44,920
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1848 C$18,310 $27,500 $36,880 $64,680 $81,250
1848 Ddown$18,440 down$21,560 down$33,350
1849$4,340 $6,440 $16,250 $22,750
1849 C$10,560 $15,310 $30,310 $50,050
1849 Ddown$20,310 down$30,310
1850$5,280 $8,530 $20,440 $39,000 $63,050
1850 C$13,310 $17,940 $23,130 $48,750
1850 D$27,630 $61,750
1851$2,470 $3,750 $9,530 $28,600 $61,750
1851 C$13,130 $33,440 $46,880 $68,250
1851 D$14,060 $18,660
1851 O$17,190 $24,050 $50,700
1852$1,780 $2,910 $6,310 $10,780 $40,950
1852 C$6,780 $14,560 $25,000 $35,430
1852 D$9,940 $17,230 $29,580
1853$1,780 $3,060 $5,690 $17,190
1853 C$7,030 $13,130 $25,940 $50,050
1853 D$8,090 $11,250 $18,530 $60,450
1854$2,190 $3,470 $8,480 $16,060
1854 C$15,310 $23,440 $34,450 $46,150
1854 D$9,530 $11,190 $24,380 $43,550 $68,250
1854 O$11,030 $14,720 $24,050
1854 S
1855$2,220 $3,720 $8,810 $19,830
1855 C$12,810 $21,250 $43,750 $70,630 $84,380
1855 D$21,880 $25,420 $44,850
1855 O$24,380
1855 S$20,940 $30,550
1856$2,340 $4,030 $7,340 $16,250 $58,130
1856 C$15,280 $33,480 $44,380
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1856 D$12,030 $17,310 $33,130 $50,050
1856 O$16,560 $32,180 $87,500
1856 S$7,970 $11,160 $30,550 $37,050
1857$2,060 $3,810 $7,940 $16,880
1857 C$9,220 $17,940 $32,180 $47,450
1857 D$17,190 $23,440
1857 O$29,380 $39,690 $56,550
1857 S$10,990 $13,690 $24,700 $38,350
1858$4,720 $6,060 $8,410 $13,440 $39,380
1858 C$11,590 $19,060 $38,680
1858 D$12,940 $23,130 $34,060
1858 S$48,130
1859$7,660 $9,690 $20,630 $86,880
1859 C$11,780 $20,310 $37,500 $89,050 $137,500
1859 D$12,500 down$29,690 down$55,450
1859 S$23,130 $32,890 down$143,000
1860$9,530 $12,640 $20,150 $38,350 $66,950
1860 C$14,190 $15,630 $22,810 $50,050
1860 D$13,440 $21,060 $34,380 $73,450
1860 S$62,500
1861$1,970 $3,090 $7,340 $11,840 $36,250
1861 C$38,350 $60,450 $113,750
1861 Ddown$108,230 down$128,050 down$286,000
1861 S$43,130
1862$32,190 $37,050 $51,350
1862 S$58,130 $71,500
1863down$103,350 down$110,180
1863 S$53,130
1864down$63,380
1864 S down$343,750
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1865$49,380
1865 Sdown$39,380 $48,130 $59,380 $83,530
1866 S No Motto$55,940
Liberty Head With Motto
Liberty Head W/M Typedown$680 down$760 down$870 down$1,130 down$2,330
1866$13,020 $22,810
1866 S With Motto$32,500
1867$18,530
1867 S$65,630
1868$19,060 $26,560
1868 S$25,310
1869$21,560 $24,380 $27,500 $33,150
1869 S$25,350
1870$21,910
1870 CCdown$218,750 down$250,000
1870 S
1871$19,830
1871 CCdown$74,380 down$84,380 down$102,190
1871 S$18,440
1872$13,310 $17,190 $23,340 $31,850
1872 CC
1872 S$23,560
1873 Closed 3$1,440 $1,840 $4,220 $9,030 $30,550
1873 Open 3$910 $1,310 $3,280 $8,280 $21,450
1873 CCdown$171,880 down$206,250
1873 S$28,440
1874$16,250 $21,880 $29,250 $49,380
1874 CCdown$83,440 down$104,060 down$143,000
1874 S
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1875 CC$45,630
1875 S$21,880 $26,880 $30,310 $35,820
1876$15,940 $18,130 $24,380 $34,380 $54,000
1876 CCdown$103,440 down$114,690 down$371,250
1876 Sdown$81,250
1877$11,560 $14,110
1877 CCdown$70,940 down$96,880
1877 S$11,560 $14,560 $24,380 $39,000
1878down$760 $860 $2,090 $3,970 $17,360
1878 CC
1878 S$830 $1,530 $3,190 $8,000 $24,050
1879down$760 $860 $1,590 $4,160 $10,340
1879 CCdown$41,280 down$62,190
1879 Sdown$760 $1,000 $1,880 $5,950
1880down$760 down$830 down$960 $1,180 $3,590
1880 CCdown$25,680 down$35,630 down$67,190
1880 Sdown$710 down$780 down$960 $1,250 $6,130
1881down$710 down$780 down$960 $1,180 $2,840
1881/0$1,440 $1,590 $2,810 $9,300
1881 CCdown$34,260 down$49,730 down$59,380
1881 Sdown$710 down$780 down$960 $1,280 $4,220
1882down$710 down$780 down$960 $1,180 $3,060
1882 CCdown$19,060 down$26,330
1882 Sdown$710 down$780 down$960 $1,180 $2,940
1883down$710 down$830 $1,160 $2,050 $15,940
1883 CC$26,650 down$41,560 down$57,810
1883 S$810 $1,000 $1,470 $6,250
1884down$760 down$830 $1,470 $4,220 $12,810
1884 CCdown$30,940 down$42,060
1884 Sdown$760 down$830 $1,080 $3,940 $12,290
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1885down$710 down$780 down$960 $1,310 $8,260
1885 Sdown$710 down$780 down$960 $1,180 down$2,440
1886down$710 down$780 $980 $2,660 $8,280
1886 Sdown$710 down$780 down$950 $1,180 $3,280
1887 Proof Only
1887 Sdown$710 down$780 down$950 $1,250 $8,440
1888$810 $1,310 $1,970 $4,220 $30,550
1888 S$1,000 $1,660 $4,910
1889$1,970 $2,280 $4,750 $6,660
1890$3,190 $4,060 $9,000 $13,330 $21,450
1890 CCdown$4,220 down$5,470 down$7,660 down$21,130 down$53,630
1891down$760 down$830 $1,530 $3,710 $13,300
1891 CCdown$3,410 down$4,470 down$5,780 down$9,430 down$47,450
1892down$710 down$780 $1,030 $1,310 $2,720
1892 CCdown$4,340 down$5,910 down$11,410 down$29,690 down$60,940
1892 O$5,560 $7,610 $13,500
1892 Sdown$760 $930 $1,910 $4,750
1893down$710 down$830 down$930 down$1,160 down$2,350
1893 CCdown$4,660 down$7,280 down$14,060 down$28,440 down$43,560
1893 O$1,500 $3,030 down$6,410 $12,810 $31,390
1893 Sdown$710 down$780 $1,060 $1,720 $8,710
1894down$680 down$760 down$930 down$1,160 $4,660
1894 Odown$3,130 $4,160 $7,910 $14,690
1894 S$3,220 $4,840 $9,750 $15,630
1895down$680 down$760 down$930 down$1,160 down$2,350
1895 S$1,720 $3,160 $5,340 $7,660 $23,730
1896down$680 down$760 down$930 $1,500 $7,160
1896 S$1,340 $1,560 $5,160 $10,780 $20,310
1897down$680 down$760 down$870 down$1,130 down$2,350
1897 S$810 $1,440 $3,720 $6,050 $7,690
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1898down$680 down$760 down$870 down$1,130 $3,060
1898 Sdown$680 down$760 down$930 $2,530 $6,310
1899down$680 down$760 down$870 down$1,130 down$2,330
1899 Sdown$680 down$800 $1,040 $1,840 $5,910
1900down$680 down$760 down$870 down$1,130 down$2,330
1900 Sdown$680 down$800 down$930 $1,310 $8,280
1901down$680 down$760 down$870 down$1,130 down$2,330
1901 S 1/0down$730 down$800 $1,280 $1,560 $3,380
1901 Sdown$680 down$760 down$870 down$1,130 down$2,330
1902down$680 down$760 down$870 down$1,130 $2,690
1902 Sdown$680 down$760 down$870 down$1,130 down$2,330
1903down$680 down$760 down$870 $1,340 $2,690
1903 Sdown$680 down$760 down$870 down$1,130 down$2,330
1904down$680 down$760 down$870 down$1,130 down$2,330
1904 S$1,060 $1,660 $2,880 $5,130 $10,860
1905down$680 down$760 down$870 down$1,130 $2,470
1905 Sdown$730 down$800 $1,530 $2,750 $11,860
1906down$680 down$760 down$870 down$1,130 $2,410
1906 Ddown$680 down$760 down$870 down$1,130 down$2,330
1906 Sdown$730 down$800 down$930 $1,590 $5,310
1907down$680 down$760 down$870 down$1,130 down$2,330
1907 Ddown$680 down$760 down$870 down$1,130 down$2,330
1908down$680 down$760 down$870 down$1,130 down$2,330

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