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 01/26/2023
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Small Eagle Bust Right
Sm. Eagle Bust Rt. Type$131,250 $166,880 $206,250 $400,000 $600,000
1795 Sm. Eagle$143,000 $166,880 $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. Type$15,440 $18,310 $29,380 down$43,130 $134,550
1795 Her. Eagle$168,750 $193,750 $262,500 $338,000
1797/5$260,000 $312,000
1797 16 Star Obv.
1798 Sm. 8$60,130 $102,050 $143,000 $195,000
1798 Lg. 8 13 Stars$34,690 $55,630 $87,750 $188,500
1798 Lg. 8 14 Stars$143,750 $168,750
1799$34,380 $51,880 $91,560 $125,450 $167,050
1800down$18,310 $27,190 $48,130 $76,050 $154,050
1802/1$19,810 $22,190 $39,060 $49,380 $172,250
1803/2$16,810 $19,060 $36,880 $53,630 $162,500
1804 Sm. 8$19,060 $23,130 $45,630 $69,230 $154,050
1804 Sm. 8/Lg. 8$22,940 $32,190 $61,560 $108,550 $169,000
1805$18,310 $24,690 $33,130 $55,440 $188,500
1806 Pointed Top 6down$20,310 $32,060 $36,560 $62,730 $162,500
1806 Round Top 6$15,440 $18,310 $29,380 $46,880 $134,550
1807 Bust Right$16,560 $22,190 $33,130 down$44,850 $195,000
Capped Draped Bust Left
Cap. Dr. Bust Left Type$13,690 $15,560 $24,060 $35,750 $103,350
1807 Bust Left$14,190 $15,810 $25,000 $39,000 $120,580
1808/7$20,310 $25,940 $36,880 $65,940 $156,000
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1808$14,380 $17,810 $30,000 $60,310 $149,500
1809/8$14,690 $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$13,690 $16,060 $24,060 $35,750 $103,350
1811$14,060 $18,440 $28,750 $48,430 $143,000
1812$13,750 $15,560 $26,560 $49,080 $128,050
Capped Bust Left Large
Cap. Bust Left Lg. Type$17,310 $20,940 $29,060 $53,130 $136,500
1813$17,310 $20,940 $29,060 $53,130 $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 $107,580 $188,500
1819$181,250 $279,500
1819 5D/50$143,750 $193,750 $253,500 $305,500 $474,500
1820$29,380 $35,940 $62,730 $90,350 $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$123,180 $136,500 $143,750 $175,500 $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 $520,000 $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$100,750 $113,750 $149,500 $188,500 $253,500
Classic Head
Classic Typedown$5,560 $9,460 $12,940 $27,950 $92,190
1834 Cl. Plain 4down$5,560 down$9,650 $14,060 $27,950 $92,190
1834 Cl. Crosslet 4$29,690 $38,160 $73,780 $128,050
1835$5,660 $9,590 $14,630 $38,350
1836$5,910 $9,590 $17,230 $30,750 $128,050
1837$9,470 $12,030 $25,810 $41,280 $113,750
1838$6,530 $9,460 $13,460 $38,030 $120,250
1838 C$71,880 $112,130 $279,500
1838 D$55,310 $105,630 $169,000
Liberty Head No Motto
Liberty Head N/M Type$1,940 $3,340 $5,310 $11,210 $39,060
1839$12,160 $22,940 $34,690 $64,380
1839 C$37,060 $52,810 $73,440 $364,000
1839 D$54,060 $100,750
1840$4,970 $6,660 $10,910 $143,000
1840 C$32,810 $46,560 $68,130 $95,550
1840 D$30,310 $41,930 $54,380
1840 O$16,690 $28,310 $49,080
1841$6,060 $9,310 $13,440 $23,210 $42,320
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1841 C$23,560 $36,730 $47,190 $60,130
1841 D$20,940 $26,880 $30,810 $51,350 $99,450
1842 Sm. Letters$21,780 $29,060 $40,630 $51,350 $71,310
1842 Lg. Letters $21,130 $27,630 $36,080
1842 C Sm. Date$107,580 $131,250 $162,500
1842 C Lg. Date$19,560 $27,630 $38,350 $49,080 $123,500
1842 D Sm. Date$19,810 $30,230
1842 D Lg. Date$68,580
1842 O$37,380
1843$2,440 $4,660 $11,530 $25,550 $39,380
1843 C$19,060 $24,560 $35,630 $63,380
1843 D$12,030 $20,630 $33,350 $71,180
1843 O Sm. Letters$24,380 $35,430 $51,350 $76,380 $100,430
1843 O Lg. Letters$20,630 $26,690 $37,190 $51,350 $96,850
1844$3,590 $5,590 $12,340 $19,050 $73,780
1844 C$21,880 $28,560 $45,940
1844 D$12,220 $19,560 $35,940 $58,310
1844 O$7,780 $9,660 down$28,440 $44,010 $60,780
1845$2,910 $4,560 $9,340 $18,850
1845 D$14,380 $19,190 $34,780 $56,230 $100,750
1845 O$22,060 $39,060 $75,080
1846$3,220 $6,090 $14,630 $25,810
1846 C$27,940 $50,050 $71,880 $95,630
1846 D$20,940 $28,560 $43,440 $55,450
1846 O$26,880 $44,060
1847$2,190 $3,470 $5,310 $13,130 $43,550
1847 C$14,630 $21,690 $40,940 $53,630 $93,280
1847 D$14,060 $17,310 $34,690
1847 O
1848$3,030 $3,910 $12,190 $28,280 $51,350
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1848 C$21,560 $32,190 $46,880 $73,780 $95,550
1848 D$18,440 $24,690 $33,350
1849$4,530 $6,440 $19,050 $29,580
1849 C$15,440 $20,630 $39,560 $64,680
1849 D$20,310 $27,940
1850$5,280 $9,280 $22,310 $39,000 $68,250
1850 C$15,310 $21,560 $28,310 $61,750
1850 D$35,750 $61,750
1851$2,560 $3,750 $10,160 $30,880 $64,030
1851 C$21,060 $42,940 $54,690 $74,750
1851 D$17,060 $29,450 $40,630 $68,250
1851 O$19,190 $27,630 $53,950 $98,130
1852$1,940 $3,340 $6,410 $10,780 $40,950
1852 C$9,660 $17,810 $30,940 $55,580
1852 D$14,060 $20,350 $34,450
1853$2,060 $3,660 $6,030 $18,190 $51,350
1853 C$10,660 $17,190 $29,060 $68,580
1853 D$11,160 $16,690 $24,380 $73,130
1854$2,780 $4,340 $9,910 $19,180
1854 C$18,440 $30,630 $46,480 $68,250
1854 D$13,130 $15,810 $31,560 $62,730 $90,350
1854 O$15,690 $22,190 $35,750
1854 S
1855$2,810 $4,090 $8,810 down$23,860
1855 C$15,810 $23,440 $53,440 $73,130 $94,690
1855 D$24,060 $30,880 $51,350 $65,940
1855 O$36,880
1855 S$22,810 $32,180
1856$2,440 $4,160 $8,030 $19,310 $68,440
1856 C$24,050 $37,380 $55,310
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1856 D$16,190 $20,940 $39,060 $56,880
1856 O$22,310 $38,350 $87,500
1856 S$12,940 $22,310 $40,950 $45,180
1857$2,410 $4,220 $9,030 $18,440
1857 Cdown$16,250 $24,190 $41,280 $60,450
1857 D$22,810 $32,190 $55,250
1857 O$32,190 $42,810 $60,780
1857 S$12,190 $15,310 $27,630 $43,230 $97,500
1858$6,440 $7,410 $9,560 $16,560 $45,310
1858 C$15,440 $21,560 $42,250 $60,630
1858 D$20,560 $27,940 $55,630 $78,130
1858 S$58,440
1859$8,410 $11,540 $26,560 $86,880
1859 C$14,810 $22,190 $45,630 $89,050 $137,500
1859 D$25,630 $41,560 $66,950
1859 S$26,880 $42,580 $143,000
1860$10,410 $14,630 $23,210 $42,580 $75,730
1860 C$14,690 $17,310 $34,060 $58,180
1860 D$14,380 $25,630 $51,880 $81,250
1860 S$62,500 $76,880
1861$2,160 $3,410 $7,340 down$13,560 $39,060
1861 C$50,380 $69,550 $143,000
1861 D$112,780 $128,050 $338,000
1861 S$60,630
1862$37,060 $48,430 $68,580
1862 S$59,690 $76,050
1863$103,350 $110,180
1863 S$66,560
1864$63,380
1864 S $343,750
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1865$57,810
1865 S$39,380 $48,130 $61,880 $87,750
1866 S No Motto$60,630
Liberty Head With Motto
Liberty Head W/M Typedown$680 down$800 down$1,000 down$1,250 $2,400
1866$15,180 $24,690 $55,940
1866 S With Motto$39,330
1867$25,680 $39,060
1867 S$65,630
1868$20,810 $33,440
1868 S$29,810
1869$27,310 $30,940 $35,630 $45,180
1869 S$26,460 $29,060
1870$24,380
1870 CC$228,130 $281,250
1870 S
1871$24,380
1871 CC$74,380 $84,380 $102,190
1871 S$24,060 $32,190 $41,560
1872$16,060 $20,310 $25,680 $39,330
1872 CC
1872 S$25,940
1873 Closed 3$1,780 $2,340 $5,160 $9,720 $30,550
1873 Open 3$1,030 $1,780 $3,560 $9,410 $21,450
1873 CC$156,250 $187,500
1873 S$35,940
1874$16,250 $21,880 $30,230 $53,440
1874 CC$83,440 $108,440 $143,000
1874 S
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1875 CC$65,940
1875 S$24,060 $29,560 $34,380 $50,250
1876$19,380 $24,190 $29,560 $39,060 $63,110
1876 CC$103,440 $118,440 $371,250
1876 S$85,630 $99,380
1877$17,310 $20,480
1877 CC$70,940 $96,880
1877 S$11,560 $14,560 $24,380 $39,000
1878$760 $970 $2,090 $3,970 $17,360
1878 CC
1878 S$970 $1,530 $3,410 $8,000 $24,050
1879$760 $840 $1,590 $4,160 $10,340
1879 CC$41,280 $70,310
1879 S$860 $1,000 $1,880 $5,950
1880$760 down$840 down$1,060 down$1,250 $3,590
1880 CC$31,530 $36,880 $67,190
1880 S$710 down$800 down$1,060 $1,250 $6,130
1881$710 down$800 down$1,060 $1,280 $2,750
1881/0$1,440 $1,590 $2,810 $9,300
1881 CC$34,260 $49,730 $61,880
1881 S$710 down$800 down$1,060 $1,280 $4,310
1882$710 down$800 down$1,060 down$1,250 $3,060
1882 CC$19,060 $26,330
1882 S$710 down$800 down$1,060 $1,280 $2,940
1883$710 down$840 $1,160 $2,050 $15,940
1883 CC$26,650 $41,560 $73,440
1883 S$810 $1,000 $1,470 $6,250
1884$760 down$840 $1,470 $4,220 $12,810
1884 CC$38,750 $49,380
1884 S$760 down$840 $1,080 $3,940 $12,290
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1885$710 down$800 down$1,060 $1,310 $8,260
1885 S$710 down$800 down$1,060 $1,280 $2,470
1886$710 down$800 down$1,060 $2,660 $8,280
1886 S$710 $840 $1,060 $1,280 $3,280
1887 Proof Only
1887 S$710 down$800 down$1,060 $1,250 $7,660
1888$810 $1,310 $2,090 $4,440 $30,550
1888 S$1,000 $1,660 $4,910
1889$1,970 $2,280 $4,750 $6,660
1890$3,410 $4,160 $9,000 $13,330 $21,450
1890 CC$4,280 $5,470 $7,660 $21,130 $53,630
1891$760 down$840 $1,530 $3,710 $13,300
1891 CC$3,310 $4,500 $5,660 $9,980 $50,380
1892$710 down$840 down$1,060 $1,310 $2,720
1892 CC$4,340 $5,910 $11,410 $29,690 $60,940
1892 O$7,780 $8,940 $13,500
1892 S$760 $930 $2,090 $4,780
1893$710 down$840 down$1,060 down$1,250 $2,400
1893 CC$4,660 $7,280 $14,060 $32,810 $47,190
1893 O$1,500 $3,000 $7,190 $12,810 $31,390
1893 S$710 down$800 $1,060 $1,720 $8,710
1894$680 down$800 down$1,060 $1,280 $4,660
1894 O$3,220 $4,340 $7,910 $14,690
1894 S$3,220 $5,190 $9,750 $15,630
1895$710 down$800 down$1,060 down$1,250 $2,400
1895 S$1,720 $3,160 $5,340 $7,660 $23,730
1896down$680 down$800 down$1,060 $1,560 $7,440
1896 S$1,340 $1,840 $5,160 $10,780 $20,310
1897down$680 down$800 down$1,000 down$1,250 $2,400
1897 S$810 $1,440 $3,720 $6,050 $7,690
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1898down$680 down$800 down$1,000 down$1,250 $3,060
1898 Sdown$680 down$800 down$1,060 $2,530 $6,310
1899down$680 down$800 down$1,000 down$1,250 $2,400
1899 Sdown$680 down$840 down$1,060 $1,840 $5,910
1900down$680 down$800 down$1,000 down$1,250 $2,400
1900 Sdown$680 down$840 down$1,060 $1,310 $8,280
1901down$680 down$800 down$1,000 down$1,250 $2,400
1901 S 1/0down$730 down$840 $1,280 $1,720 $3,470
1901 Sdown$680 down$800 down$1,000 down$1,250 $2,400
1902down$680 down$800 down$1,000 down$1,250 $2,840
1902 Sdown$680 down$800 down$1,000 down$1,250 $2,400
1903down$680 down$800 down$1,000 $1,340 $2,630
1903 Sdown$680 down$800 down$1,000 down$1,250 $2,400
1904down$680 down$800 down$1,000 down$1,250 $2,660
1904 S$1,060 $1,840 $2,880 $5,130 $10,860
1905down$680 down$800 down$1,000 down$1,250 $2,500
1905 Sdown$730 down$840 $1,530 $2,750 $11,860
1906down$680 down$800 down$1,000 down$1,250 $2,400
1906 Ddown$680 down$800 down$1,000 down$1,250 $2,660
1906 Sdown$730 down$840 $1,090 $1,590 $5,310
1907down$680 down$800 down$1,000 down$1,250 $2,400
1907 Ddown$680 down$800 down$1,000 down$1,250 $2,400
1908down$680 down$800 down$1,000 down$1,250 $2,400

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