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 10/26/2021
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Small Eagle Bust Right
Sm. Eagle Bust Rt. Typedown$110,310 down$148,130 $206,250 $325,000 $593,750
1795 Sm. Eagledown$114,730 down$148,130 $206,250 $325,000 $593,750
1796/5$136,500 $193,750 $262,500 $384,000 $606,250
1797 15/Stars$305,500
1797 16/Stars$422,500 $456,250
1798 Sm. Eagle
Heraldic Eagle Bust Right
Her. Eagle Bust Rt. Typedown$14,810 $16,250 $27,190 down$43,130 $125,450
1795 Her. Eagle$143,750 $193,750 $262,500 $338,000
1797/5$260,000 $312,000
1797 16 Star Obv.
1798 Sm. 8$41,280 $69,550 $86,450 $149,500
1798 Lg. 8 13 Stars$34,690 $53,310 $87,750 $188,500
1798 Lg. 8 14 Stars$143,750 $168,750
1799$34,380 $41,880 $91,880 $125,450 $167,050
1800$18,440 $22,310 $42,190 $73,780 $154,050
1802/1$16,560 $22,190 $30,940 down$46,690 $172,250
1803/2$15,310 $17,310 $33,130 $50,380 $162,500
1804 Sm. 8$19,060 $23,130 $40,630 $57,530 $154,050
1804 Sm. 8/Lg. 8$19,810 $28,560 $61,560 $108,550 $169,000
1805$16,560 $18,130 $27,190 $56,560 $188,500
1806 Pointed Top 6$17,440 $28,440 $35,940 $58,180 $162,500
1806 Round Top 6$15,440 $18,310 $29,380 down$43,130 $125,450
1807 Bust Rightdown$14,810 $16,250 $33,130 $50,050 $188,500
Capped Draped Bust Left
Cap. Dr. Bust Left Type$11,560 $15,440 $22,940 $34,780 $99,130
1807 Bust Left$14,060 $15,810 $27,500 $38,350 $112,450
1808/7$18,440 $21,560 $34,060 $59,560 $130,000
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1808$11,910 $15,440 down$25,560 $56,880 $133,250
1809/8$12,940 $17,810 $30,630 $60,450 $100,750
1810 Sm. Date Sm. 5$131,250 $162,500
1810 Sm. Date Tall 5$15,000 $15,630 $29,250 $60,780 $133,250
1810 Lg. Date Sm. 5
1810 Lg. Date Lg. 5$11,560 down$16,060 $22,940 $34,780 $99,450
1811$11,690 $16,560 $24,690 $43,880 $99,130
1812$13,130 $15,440 down$25,630 $43,880 down$122,850
Capped Bust Left Large
Cap. Bust Left Lg. Type$14,380 $18,750 $26,690 $42,190 $111,150
1813$14,380 $18,750 $26,690 $42,190 $111,150
1814/3$22,190 $30,940 $45,940 $60,310 $143,000
1815$241,880 $281,250 $375,000 $531,250 $682,500
1818$23,560 $27,810 $50,630 $72,150 $136,500
1818 5D/50$26,250 $36,880 $64,350 $86,450 $162,500
1819$137,500 $279,500
1819 5D/50$105,630 $168,750 $221,000 $273,000 $416,000
1820$20,630 $25,630 down$50,380 down$70,850 $156,000
1821$175,500 $193,750 $331,250 $357,500
1822
1823$29,250 $39,650 $54,020 $83,850 $240,500
1824$57,850 $83,850 $125,450 $164,450 $273,000
1825/1$99,450 $107,250 $116,880 $136,500 $292,500
1825/4 $987,500 $1,062,500 $1,156,250
1826$60,780 $78,130 $98,130 $119,380 $247,000
1827$53,950 $85,630 $112,500 $155,630 $234,000
1828/7 $218,750 $325,000 $687,500
1828 $228,130 $281,250 $425,000 $546,000
1829 Lg. Date $237,500 $312,500 $422,500
Capped Bust Left Small
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Cap. Bust Left Sm. Type$69,550 $84,500 $102,050 $149,500 $175,500
1829 Sm. Date$437,500 $520,000 $845,000
1830$77,350 $84,500 $116,550 $162,500 $237,250
1831$99,380 $113,750 $125,450 $221,000 $260,000
1832 12 Stars $877,500
1832 13 Stars$80,600 $95,550 $116,350 $162,500 $240,500
1833 Lg. Date$69,550 $84,500 $105,950 $165,750
1833 Sm. Date$103,350 $112,450 $128,050 $182,000 $247,000
1834 Bust Left Pl. 4$70,530 $84,500 $102,050 $149,500 $175,500
1834 Bust Left Cr. 4$89,050 $99,450 $130,000 $162,500 $227,500
Classic Head
Classic Type$4,130 $6,210 down$10,160 down$24,250 $68,130
1834 Cl. Plain 4$4,130 $6,570 down$10,560 down$24,250 $68,130
1834 Cl. Crosslet 4$23,440 $30,880 $61,750
1835$4,340 $7,150 $11,640 $28,280
1836$4,840 $6,860 $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 C$53,440 $79,630 $133,250
1838 D$33,130 $38,350 $60,450
Liberty Head No Motto
Liberty Head N/M Type$1,780 $2,910 $5,280 $10,760 $36,250
1839$9,280 $16,060 $26,560 $61,880
1839 C$29,690 $38,130 $59,060 $156,000
1839 D$26,880 $38,350
1840$4,280 $5,590 $9,440
1840 C$27,940 $43,440 $61,880 $89,050
1840 D$16,250 $26,000
1840 O$15,940 $22,810 $41,110
1841$5,780 $9,310 $10,660 $19,830 $42,320
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1841 C$20,940 $31,850 $40,630 $50,120
1841 D$13,310 $17,810 $23,130 $41,860
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. Date$14,380 $20,150
1842 D Lg. Date$48,750
1842 O
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 Odown$5,840 $7,440 down$18,440 $31,850
1845$2,440 $3,940 $9,030 down$19,960
1845 D$10,530 $15,630 $29,250 $48,750 $83,850
1845 O$16,560 $24,380 $37,050
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$1,880 $2,940 $5,280 $10,340 $43,550
1847 C$12,900 $16,560 $30,630 $47,450 $81,250
1847 D$9,000 $11,060 $20,940
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 D$14,060 $16,880 $26,720
1849$4,340 $6,440 $16,250 $22,750
1849 C$10,560 $15,310 $30,310 $50,050
1849 D$16,060 $20,310
1850$5,280 $8,530 $20,440 $39,000 $63,050
1850 C$12,310 $17,940 $23,130 $48,750
1850 D$27,630 $61,750
1851$2,470 $3,750 $9,810 $28,600 $61,750
1851 C$13,130 $33,440 $46,880 $68,250
1851 D$13,130 $18,660
1851 O$17,190 $24,050 $50,700
1852$1,780 $2,910 $6,310 down$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 $3,470 $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$10,160 $19,060 $38,680
1858 D$12,940 $23,130 $34,060
1858 S$34,380
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 $22,940 $33,480
1859 S$23,130 $32,890
1860down$7,340 down$12,640 down$20,150 down$38,350 down$66,950
1860 C$14,190 $15,630 $22,810 $50,050
1860 D$12,310 $21,060 $34,380 $73,450
1860 S
1861$1,970 $3,090 $6,190 $11,840 $36,250
1861 C$38,350 $60,450 $113,750
1861 D$76,050 $108,880 $247,000
1861 S$43,130
1862$30,630 $37,050 $51,350
1862 S$58,130 $71,500
1863$56,550
1863 S$53,130
1864$26,650
1864 S $222,810
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1865$49,380
1865 S$21,880 $31,880 $39,690 $62,790
1866 S No Motto$55,940
Liberty Head With Motto
Liberty Head W/M Typedown$710 down$730 down$760 down$1,050 down$2,170
1866$13,020 $22,810
1866 S With Motto$32,500
1867$18,530
1867 Sdown$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$168,750
1870 S
1871$19,830
1871 CC$65,630 $73,130 $93,130
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 $37,050
1873 Open 3$910 $1,310 $3,280 down$8,280 $21,450
1873 CC$93,750 $123,130
1873 S$28,440
1874$16,250 $21,880 $29,250 $49,380
1874 CC$39,380 $55,630
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 CC$53,130 $73,130
1876 S
1877$11,560 $14,110
1877 CC$56,250 $81,250
1877 S$11,560 $14,560 $24,380 $39,000
1878down$760 $810 $2,090 $3,970 down$16,900
1878 CC
1878 S$830 $1,530 $3,190 $8,000 $24,050
1879down$760 $780 $1,590 $4,160 $9,310
1879 CC$31,850 $49,380
1879 Sdown$760 $1,000 $1,880 $5,950
1880down$760 down$780 $820 $1,050 $3,590
1880 CC$18,460 $30,940 $51,880
1880 Sdown$710 down$730 $810 $1,160 $6,130
1881down$710 down$730 $810 down$1,050 $2,840
1881/0$1,440 $1,590 $2,810 $9,300
1881 CC$29,250 $43,550 $51,880
1881 Sdown$710 down$730 $810 $1,280 $4,220
1882down$710 down$730 $830 down$1,050 $2,720
1882 CCdown$14,190 $19,050
1882 Sdown$710 down$730 down$810 $1,060 $2,940
1883down$710 down$780 $1,160 $2,050 $15,940
1883 CC$26,650 $34,380 $43,750
1883 S$810 $1,000 $1,470 down$6,250
1884down$760 down$780 $1,470 $4,220 $12,810
1884 CC$20,310 $30,940
1884 Sdown$750 down$780 $1,080 $3,470 $12,290
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1885down$710 down$730 down$810 $1,170 $8,260
1885 Sdown$710 down$730 down$810 $1,130 down$2,170
1886down$710 down$730 down$810 $2,470 $8,280
1886 Sdown$710 down$730 down$810 $1,080 $3,280
1887 Proof Only
1887 Sdown$710 down$730 $840 $1,250 down$8,440
1888$810 $1,310 down$1,970 $4,220 $23,400
1888 S$1,000 $1,660 $5,140
1889$1,970 $2,280 $4,750 $6,660
1890$2,910 $4,060 $9,000 $13,330 $21,450
1890 CC$2,810 $3,970 $7,000 $13,330 $43,550
1891down$750 down$780 $1,530 $3,800 $13,300
1891 CC$2,310 down$3,410 down$4,410 $7,120 $33,150
1892down$710 down$730 down$810 $1,310 $2,720
1892 CC$2,810 down$4,840 $9,280 $21,560
1892 O$5,560 $7,610 $13,500
1892 Sdown$750 $930 $1,910 $4,520
1893down$710 down$780 down$810 down$1,050 down$2,170
1893 CC$3,590 $6,060 down$11,030 $24,060 $29,380
1893 O$1,500 $2,690 $5,590 $12,810 $31,390
1893 Sdown$710 down$730 $880 $1,720 $8,710
1894down$710 down$730 down$810 $1,160 $4,660
1894 O$2,220 down$4,160 down$7,910 $14,690
1894 S$3,030 $4,840 $9,750 $15,630
1895down$710 down$730 down$810 down$1,050 $2,280
1895 S$1,720 $3,160 $5,340 $7,660 $23,730
1896down$710 down$730 down$810 $1,500 $7,500
1896 S$1,340 $1,560 $5,160 $10,780 $20,310
1897down$710 down$730 down$760 down$1,050 down$2,170
1897 S$810 $1,440 $3,720 $6,050 $7,690
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1898down$710 down$730 down$760 $1,160 $3,220
1898 Sdown$710 down$730 $970 $2,530 down$6,310
1899down$710 down$730 down$760 down$1,050 down$2,170
1899 Sdown$710 down$780 down$810 $1,840 $5,910
1900down$710 down$730 down$760 down$1,050 down$2,170
1900 Sdown$710 down$780 $860 $1,080 $8,280
1901down$710 down$730 down$760 down$1,050 down$2,170
1901 S 1/0down$750 $810 $1,280 $1,560 $3,380
1901 Sdown$710 down$730 down$760 down$1,050 down$2,170
1902down$710 down$730 down$760 $1,190 $2,690
1902 Sdown$710 down$730 down$760 down$1,050 down$2,170
1903down$710 down$730 down$760 $1,340 $2,690
1903 Sdown$710 down$730 down$760 down$1,050 down$2,170
1904down$710 down$730 down$760 down$1,050 $2,250
1904 S$1,060 $1,660 $2,880 $5,130 $10,860
1905down$710 down$730 down$760 down$1,050 $2,470
1905 Sdown$750 down$780 $1,530 $2,750 $11,860
1906down$710 down$730 down$760 down$1,050 $2,410
1906 Ddown$710 down$730 down$760 $1,130 down$2,340
1906 Sdown$750 down$780 $910 $1,590 $5,310
1907down$710 down$730 down$760 down$1,050 $2,220
1907 Ddown$710 down$730 down$760 down$1,050 down$2,170
1908down$710 down$730 down$760 down$1,050 down$2,170

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