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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 03/05/2021
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Small Eagle Bust Right
Sm. Eagle Bust Rt. Typedown$94,380 $123,130 down$206,250 down$275,000 $500,000
1795 Sm. Eagledown$94,380 $123,130 down$206,250 down$275,000 $500,000
1796/5$128,050 $175,000 $250,000 $384,000 $606,250
1797 15/Stars$292,500 -- -- -- --
1797 16/Stars$331,500 $350,000 -- -- --
1798 Sm. Eagle-- -- -- -- --
Heraldic Eagle Bust Right
Her. Eagle Bust Rt. Typedown$14,060 down$15,310 down$24,690 down$37,190 down$121,550
1795 Her. Eagle$131,250 $181,250 $262,500 down$338,000 --
1797/5down$212,500 $281,250 -- -- --
1797 16 Star Obv.-- -- -- -- --
1798 Sm. 8down$32,500 $65,000 $86,450 $149,500 --
1798 Lg. 8 13 Starsdown$31,560 down$39,380 $72,150 $154,050 --
1798 Lg. 8 14 Stars$131,250 $143,750 -- -- --
1799$33,440 down$39,380 $89,380 $116,350 $159,250
1800down$14,690 down$17,810 down$33,440 down$68,250 $154,050
1802/1$15,940 down$20,630 down$26,880 down$40,630 $172,250
1803/2down$14,380 down$15,310 down$31,250 down$48,750 down$150,000
1804 Sm. 8down$15,310 $20,810 down$38,130 down$57,530 $154,050
1804 Sm. 8/Lg. 8down$17,310 down$27,190 down$49,380 down$100,750 $156,000
1805down$16,560 down$18,440 down$24,690 down$46,560 $178,750
1806 Pointed Top 6$17,190 $25,630 down$35,310 $58,180 $162,500
1806 Round Top 6down$14,310 down$15,440 down$25,310 down$37,190 down$121,550
1807 Bust Rightdown$14,060 down$16,250 $33,130 down$47,130 $175,500
Capped Draped Bust Left
Cap. Dr. Bust Left Typedown$9,780 down$14,380 down$21,880 down$34,780 down$95,550
1807 Bust Left$13,560 down$15,810 $27,500 down$38,350 down$115,050
1808/7down$18,440 down$21,560 $34,060 down$59,560 $130,000
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1808down$11,910 down$15,000 down$21,880 down$54,380 $133,250
1809/8down$12,810 $17,810 down$29,940 down$60,450 $100,750
1810 Sm. Date Sm. 5$131,250 down$162,500 -- -- --
1810 Sm. Date Tall 5down$15,000 down$15,630 $29,250 down$60,780 $133,250
1810 Lg. Date Sm. 5-- -- -- -- --
1810 Lg. Date Lg. 5down$9,780 down$15,440 down$22,940 down$34,780 down$95,550
1811down$11,590 $14,690 down$24,690 $43,880 down$107,250
1812down$13,130 down$14,380 $24,810 down$40,950 down$120,250
Capped Bust Left Large
Cap. Bust Left Lg. Typedown$13,560 down$18,190 down$26,560 down$41,250 down$111,150
1813down$13,560 down$18,190 down$26,560 down$41,250 down$111,150
1814/3$22,190 down$30,940 down$45,940 $60,310 $143,000
1815$241,880 $281,250 $375,000 $531,250 $682,500
1818$23,560 $27,810 down$50,630 $72,150 $136,500
1818 5D/50$26,250 $36,880 down$64,350 $86,450 $162,500
1819$137,500 -- -- -- $279,500
1819 5D/50$105,630 $168,750 $221,000 $273,000 down$416,000
1820$19,060 $25,630 down$45,830 down$61,430 down$143,000
1821$175,500 $193,750 down$331,250 -- $357,500
1822-- -- -- -- --
1823$29,250 $39,650 down$54,020 $83,850 down$240,500
1824$57,850 down$83,850 down$125,450 down$164,450 $273,000
1825/1down$92,950 down$102,050 down$111,880 $128,050 $292,500
1825/4-- $987,500 $1,062,500 $1,156,250 --
1826down$60,780 $78,130 $98,130 $119,380 down$247,000
1827down$53,950 down$85,630 $112,500 down$155,630 $234,000
1828/7-- $218,750 $325,000 $687,500 --
1828-- down$228,130 down$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. Typedown$67,600 $84,500 down$102,050 $149,500 $175,500
1829 Sm. Date$437,500 $520,000 -- -- $845,000
1830$77,350 $84,500 down$116,550 $162,500 $237,250
1831down$99,380 $113,750 $125,450 down$221,000 $260,000
1832 12 Stars-- -- $877,500 -- --
1832 13 Stars$80,600 $95,550 $116,350 down$162,500 $240,500
1833 Lg. Datedown$67,600 $84,500 $105,950 down$165,750 --
1833 Sm. Datedown$103,350 down$112,450 down$128,050 $182,000 $247,000
1834 Bust Left Pl. 4down$69,550 $84,500 down$102,050 $149,500 $175,500
1834 Bust Left Cr. 4down$89,050 down$99,450 down$130,000 down$169,000 down$227,500
Classic Head
Classic Typedown$4,130 down$6,210 down$9,560 down$19,180 down$61,880
1834 Cl. Plain 4down$4,130 $6,470 down$9,560 down$19,180 down$61,880
1834 Cl. Crosslet 4$23,440 $30,880 $61,750 -- --
1835down$4,340 down$7,150 down$11,640 $28,280 --
1836down$4,840 down$6,860 down$15,540 $25,680 $83,530
1837down$5,660 down$10,000 $20,480 $34,260 $81,250
1838down$4,410 down$6,210 down$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 down$2,840 down$5,280 down$10,760 down$36,250
1839$7,690 down$16,060 $26,560 down$61,880 --
1839 C$29,380 $38,130 $59,060 $156,000 --
1839 D$26,880 $38,350 -- -- --
1840$4,280 $5,590 $9,440 -- --
1840 C$27,190 $43,440 $61,880 down$94,250 --
1840 Ddown$16,250 $26,000 -- -- --
1840 O$12,810 down$22,810 $41,110 -- --
1841$5,780 $9,310 $10,660 $19,830 $42,320
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1841 C$19,060 $31,850 $40,630 $50,120 --
1841 Ddown$13,310 down$17,810 down$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 down$120,630 down$156,250 -- --
1842 C Lg. Date$18,440 down$25,030 $37,050 $44,850 $123,500
1842 D Sm. Date$14,380 $20,150 -- -- --
1842 D Lg. Date$48,750 -- -- -- --
1842 O-- -- -- -- --
1843down$2,090 $4,190 $9,160 $22,430 $39,380
1843 C$14,380 down$17,940 down$26,560 $53,950 --
1843 Ddown$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$12,810 $20,940 $29,380 $39,000 $87,750
1844$2,340 down$4,280 down$11,440 down$17,880 --
1844 C$18,440 $23,440 $41,560 -- --
1844 D$10,030 $14,220 $29,380 $47,450 --
1844 O$5,560 $7,440 down$15,310 $31,850 --
1845down$2,410 down$3,940 $9,030 down$17,750 --
1845 Ddown$10,530 $15,630 $29,250 $48,750 down$83,850
1845 Odown$16,560 $24,380 $33,150 -- --
1846down$2,660 $4,910 $13,330 down$19,830 --
1846 C$19,690 $37,380 $55,630 $87,500 --
1846 D$12,340 $17,810 $26,250 $31,920 --
1846 O$14,690 down$19,690 -- -- --
1847$1,880 $2,940 down$5,280 down$10,340 $43,550
1847 C$12,810 $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 down$25,160 $44,920
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1848 Cdown$18,310 $27,500 $36,880 $64,680 $81,250
1848 D$14,060 $16,880 $26,720 -- --
1849$4,340 $6,440 down$14,630 down$20,480 --
1849 Cdown$10,160 down$15,310 $30,310 $50,050 --
1849 D$16,060 $20,310 -- -- --
1850down$4,940 down$8,530 $20,440 $39,000 $63,050
1850 Cdown$12,060 $17,940 $23,130 $48,750 --
1850 D$27,630 $61,750 -- -- --
1851down$2,470 $3,810 down$9,810 $28,600 $61,750
1851 C$13,130 $25,940 $43,130 $65,000 --
1851 D$13,130 down$18,660 -- -- --
1851 O$17,190 $24,050 $50,700 -- --
1852$1,780 down$2,910 $6,310 down$11,090 $40,950
1852 C$6,780 down$12,160 $25,000 $35,430 --
1852 Ddown$9,940 $17,230 $29,580 -- --
1853down$1,780 $3,060 down$5,690 $17,190 --
1853 Cdown$7,030 $12,810 $25,940 $50,050 --
1853 Ddown$8,090 $11,250 $18,530 $60,450 --
1854down$2,190 down$3,470 $8,480 down$16,060 --
1854 C$17,810 $23,440 $34,450 $46,150 --
1854 Ddown$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 $20,480 --
1855 Cdown$12,940 $21,250 $43,750 $70,630 $84,380
1855 D$21,880 $25,420 $44,850 -- --
1855 O$24,380 -- -- -- --
1855 Sdown$20,940 down$30,550 -- -- --
1856down$2,340 down$4,030 down$7,340 $16,250 $58,130
1856 Cdown$15,280 $26,650 $44,380 -- --
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1856 D$12,030 down$17,310 $33,130 $50,050 --
1856 Odown$16,560 $32,180 down$87,500 -- --
1856 Sdown$7,970 $11,160 $30,550 $37,050 --
1857$2,060 $3,810 $7,940 down$16,880 --
1857 Cdown$9,220 $17,940 down$26,000 $38,350 --
1857 D$14,060 $23,440 -- -- --
1857 O$29,380 $39,690 $56,550 -- --
1857 S$10,600 down$13,690 $25,680 $38,350 --
1858$4,720 $6,060 down$8,410 $13,440 $39,380
1858 Cdown$10,160 $19,060 $37,050 -- --
1858 D$12,940 down$21,880 $34,060 -- --
1858 Sdown$34,380 -- -- -- --
1859$7,660 $9,690 down$20,630 down$86,880 --
1859 C$11,780 $18,440 $37,500 $89,050 $137,500
1859 D$12,500 $22,940 $33,480 -- --
1859 S$23,130 $32,890 -- -- --
1860$6,440 $11,510 $18,530 $31,850 $47,000
1860 C$14,190 $15,630 $22,810 $50,050 --
1860 Ddown$12,810 down$20,940 $34,380 $73,450 --
1860 S-- -- -- -- --
1861down$1,970 down$2,840 down$6,160 down$11,810 down$36,250
1861 Cdown$38,350 down$60,450 down$113,750 -- --
1861 D$76,050 down$108,880 down$247,000 -- --
1861 S$43,130 -- -- -- --
1862down$30,630 down$37,050 $51,350 -- --
1862 Sdown$58,130 $71,500 -- -- --
1863down$56,550 -- -- -- --
1863 Sdown$53,130 -- -- -- --
1864$26,650 -- -- -- --
1864 S-- -- -- -- $222,810
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1865down$49,380 -- -- -- --
1865 S$21,880 $25,000 $34,380 $62,790 --
1866 S No Motto$55,940 -- -- -- --
Liberty Head With Motto
Liberty Head W/M Typedown$700 down$710 down$760 down$1,040 down$1,700
1866down$12,780 $22,810 -- -- --
1866 S With Motto$32,500 -- -- -- --
1867down$18,530 -- -- -- --
1867 S-- -- -- -- --
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 CC$112,500 -- -- -- --
1870 S-- -- -- -- --
1871down$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 Sdown$23,560 -- -- -- --
1873 Closed 3$1,110 down$1,690 down$4,220 down$9,030 $37,050
1873 Open 3down$910 down$1,310 $3,280 down$7,500 $21,450
1873 CC$93,750 $123,130 -- -- --
1873 S$28,440 -- -- -- --
1874$16,250 $21,880 $29,250 -- --
1874 CC$39,380 $55,630 -- -- --
1874 S-- -- -- -- --
1875-- -- -- -- --
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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$53,130 down$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$740 down$810 down$2,090 down$3,970 $14,300
1878 CC-- -- -- -- --
1878 Sdown$830 $1,530 down$3,190 $8,000 down$24,050
1879down$740 down$760 $1,590 down$4,030 $9,310
1879 CC$31,850 $49,380 -- -- --
1879 Sdown$740 down$1,000 down$1,880 $5,950 --
1880down$740 down$750 down$820 down$1,050 down$3,590
1880 CCdown$18,460 $25,630 $42,810 -- --
1880 Sdown$700 down$710 down$800 down$1,060 down$6,130
1881down$700 down$710 down$800 down$1,050 down$2,840
1881/0down$1,440 down$1,590 down$2,660 $9,300 --
1881 CC$29,250 $43,550 $51,880 -- --
1881 Sdown$700 down$710 down$800 down$1,280 down$3,660
1882down$700 down$710 down$800 down$1,050 down$2,720
1882 CCdown$12,060 $19,050 -- -- --
1882 Sdown$700 down$710 down$800 down$1,060 $2,940
1883down$700 down$750 down$1,160 down$2,050 $15,940
1883 CC$25,680 $33,130 $43,750 -- --
1883 Sdown$810 down$1,000 $1,470 down$6,780 --
1884down$740 down$750 $1,470 down$4,220 $12,810
1884 CC$20,310 $30,940 -- -- --
1884 Sdown$740 down$750 down$1,080 $3,470 $12,290
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1885down$700 down$710 down$800 down$1,170 $8,260
1885 Sdown$700 down$710 down$800 down$1,040 down$2,160
1886down$700 down$710 down$800 down$2,470 $8,280
1886 Sdown$700 down$710 down$800 down$1,080 down$2,780
1887 Proof Only-- -- -- -- --
1887 Sdown$700 down$710 down$840 down$1,250 $7,660
1888$810 $1,090 $1,840 $4,220 --
1888 Sdown$1,000 down$1,590 $5,140 -- --
1889$1,750 $2,280 $4,750 $6,660 --
1890$2,720 $4,060 $9,000 $13,330 $21,450
1890 CCdown$2,810 down$3,660 down$7,060 down$13,330 $43,550
1891down$740 down$750 $1,440 down$3,800 down$13,300
1891 CCdown$2,310 down$2,840 down$3,780 down$7,120 $33,150
1892down$700 down$710 down$800 down$1,310 $2,720
1892 CCdown$2,810 down$4,220 $8,530 $21,560 --
1892 O$5,560 $7,610 $13,500 -- --
1892 Sdown$740 $930 down$1,910 $4,520 --
1893down$700 down$750 down$800 down$1,040 down$1,940
1893 CCdown$3,590 down$5,470 $8,340 down$24,060 down$29,380
1893 Odown$1,500 down$2,500 $5,590 $12,810 down$31,390
1893 Sdown$700 down$710 down$880 down$1,660 down$8,710
1894down$700 down$710 down$800 down$1,160 down$4,660
1894 Odown$2,000 down$3,470 $7,690 down$14,690 --
1894 S$3,030 $4,560 $9,750 $15,630 --
1895down$700 down$710 down$800 down$1,040 down$2,280
1895 S$1,720 $3,060 down$5,340 down$7,660 $23,730
1896down$700 down$710 down$800 down$1,500 $7,500
1896 S$1,340 down$1,560 $5,720 $10,780 $20,310
1897down$700 down$710 down$760 down$1,040 down$1,970
1897 S$810 down$1,440 $3,910 down$6,050 $7,690
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1898down$700 down$710 down$760 down$1,160 down$3,220
1898 Sdown$700 down$710 down$970 $2,530 down$6,560
1899down$700 down$710 down$760 down$1,040 down$1,730
1899 Sdown$700 down$750 down$800 down$1,840 down$5,910
1900down$700 down$710 down$760 down$1,040 down$1,750
1900 Sdown$700 down$750 down$860 down$1,080 down$8,280
1901down$700 down$710 down$760 down$1,040 down$1,700
1901 S 1/0down$740 down$810 down$1,280 down$1,560 down$3,340
1901 Sdown$700 down$710 down$760 down$1,040 down$1,700
1902down$700 down$710 down$760 down$1,190 down$2,690
1902 Sdown$700 down$710 down$760 down$1,040 down$1,700
1903down$700 down$710 down$760 down$1,340 $2,690
1903 Sdown$700 down$710 down$760 down$1,040 down$1,700
1904down$700 down$710 down$760 down$1,040 down$2,250
1904 Sdown$1,060 $1,560 down$2,880 down$5,130 down$10,860
1905down$700 down$710 down$760 down$1,040 $2,470
1905 Sdown$740 $750 $1,530 $2,750 $11,860
1906down$700 down$710 down$760 down$1,040 down$2,410
1906 Ddown$700 down$710 down$760 down$1,040 down$2,060
1906 Sdown$740 down$750 $910 down$1,590 $5,310
1907down$700 down$710 down$760 down$1,040 down$2,220
1907 Ddown$700 down$710 down$760 down$1,040 down$1,940
1908down$700 down$710 down$760 down$1,040 down$1,700

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