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 09/26/2022
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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. Type$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. 8$60,130 $102,050 $143,000 $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 $91,560 $125,450 $167,050
1800$18,560 $26,880 $48,130 $76,050 $154,050
1802/1$19,810 $22,190 $39,060 $49,380 $172,250
1803/2$15,940 $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
1805down$18,310 $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 Typedown$12,500 $15,560 $24,060 $35,750 $103,350
1807 Bust Left$14,190 $15,810 $25,000 $39,000 $116,350
1808/7$20,310 $25,940 $36,880 $65,940 $156,000
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1808$14,380 $17,810 down$30,630 $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. 5down$12,500 $16,060 $24,060 $35,750 $103,350
1811$14,060 $18,440 down$28,750 $48,430 $130,000
1812$13,750 $15,560 down$26,560 down$49,080 $128,050
Capped Bust Left Large
Cap. Bust Left Lg. Typedown$17,310 $20,940 $29,060 $46,880 $136,500
1813down$17,310 $20,940 $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
1825/1down$123,180 down$136,500 down$143,750 down$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 down$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$96,850 $113,750 $149,500 $188,500 $253,500
Classic Head
Classic Typedown$5,660 down$9,460 down$12,940 down$27,950 down$92,190
1834 Cl. Plain 4down$5,880 down$9,950 down$14,060 down$27,950 down$92,190
1834 Cl. Crosslet 4down$29,690 down$38,160 down$73,780 down$128,050
1835down$5,660 down$9,590 down$14,630 down$38,350
1836down$5,910 down$9,590 down$17,230 down$30,750 down$128,050
1837down$9,470 down$12,030 down$25,810 down$41,280 down$113,750
1838down$6,530 down$9,460 down$13,460 down$38,030 down$120,250
1838 Cdown$71,880 down$112,130 down$279,500
1838 Ddown$55,310 down$105,630 down$169,000
Liberty Head No Motto
Liberty Head N/M Type$1,780 $2,910 $5,310 down$11,210 $36,250
1839$9,280 $16,060 $26,560 $61,880
1839 C$37,060 $52,810 $73,440 down$364,000
1839 Ddown$54,060 down$100,750
1840$4,280 $5,590 $9,440
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$5,780 $9,310 $10,660 $19,830 $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 down$30,230
1842 D Lg. Date$68,580
1842 O$37,380
1843$2,090 $4,310 $9,160 $22,430 $39,380
1843 C$19,060 down$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 $49,080 $96,850
1844down$2,910 down$5,160 $11,660 $17,880
1844 C$21,880 down$28,560 $45,940
1844 D$12,220 $19,560 $35,940 $58,310
1844 O$7,780 $9,660 $26,560 $44,010 $60,780
1845down$2,720 down$4,160 $9,030 $19,500
1845 D$14,380 $19,190 $34,780 $56,230 $100,750
1845 O$22,060 $39,060 $75,080
1846$2,810 $4,910 $13,330 $19,830
1846 C$27,940 $50,050 $71,880 $95,630
1846 Ddown$20,940 $28,560 $43,440 $55,450
1846 O$26,880 $44,060
1847$1,940 $2,940 $5,310 down$13,130 $43,550
1847 C$14,630 $21,690 $40,940 $53,630 $93,280
1847 D$14,060 $17,310 down$34,690
1847 O
1848$2,340 $3,690 $11,030 $25,160 $44,920
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1848 C$21,560 $32,190 $46,880 $73,780 $95,550
1848 D$18,440 down$24,690 $33,350
1849$4,340 $6,440 $16,250 $22,750
1849 C$15,440 $20,630 $39,560 $64,680
1849 D$20,310 $30,310
1850$5,280 down$9,280 $20,440 $39,000 $63,050
1850 C$15,310 $21,560 $28,310 $61,750
1850 D$35,750 $61,750
1851$2,470 $3,750 down$9,840 $28,600 $61,750
1851 C$21,060 $42,940 $54,690 down$74,750
1851 D$17,060 down$29,450 $40,630 $68,250
1851 O$19,190 $27,630 $53,950 $98,130
1852$1,780 $2,910 $6,310 $10,780 $40,950
1852 C$9,660 $18,130 $30,940 $55,580
1852 D$14,060 $20,350 $34,450
1853$1,780 down$3,340 $5,690 $17,190
1853 C$10,660 $17,190 $29,060 $68,580
1853 Ddown$11,160 $16,690 $24,380 $73,130
1854$2,190 down$3,690 $8,480 $16,060
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$2,220 $3,720 $8,810 $19,830
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$2,340 down$4,160 $7,340 $16,250 $58,130
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 Sdown$12,220 $22,310 $40,950 $45,180
1857$2,060 down$4,220 $7,940 $16,880
1857 C$18,560 $24,190 $37,380 $56,880
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$4,720 $6,060 $8,410 $13,440 $39,380
1858 C$15,440 $21,560 $42,250 $60,630
1858 D$18,440 $27,940 $55,630 $78,130
1858 S$58,440
1859$7,660 $9,690 $20,630 $86,880
1859 C$14,810 $22,190 $45,630 $89,050 $137,500
1859 Ddown$25,630 $41,560 $66,950
1859 S$26,880 $42,580 $143,000
1860$9,530 $12,640 $20,150 $38,350 $66,950
1860 C$14,690 $17,310 $34,060 $58,180
1860 Ddown$14,380 $25,630 $51,880 $81,250
1860 S$62,500 $76,880
1861$1,970 $3,090 $7,340 $11,690 $36,250
1861 C$50,380 $69,550 $143,000
1861 D$112,780 $128,050 down$338,000
1861 S$60,630
1862$32,190 $37,050 $51,350
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$49,380
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$630 down$690 down$860 down$1,110 $2,350
1866$13,020 $22,810
1866 S With Mottodown$37,380
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$228,130 down$281,250
1870 S
1871$19,830
1871 CC$74,380 $84,380 $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 down$4,810 $9,030 $30,550
1873 Open 3$910 $1,310 $3,280 $8,280 $21,450
1873 CCdown$156,250 down$187,500
1873 S$28,440
1874$16,250 $21,880 $29,250 $49,380
1874 CC$83,440 down$108,440 $143,000
1874 S
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1875 CCdown$65,940
1875 S$21,880 $26,880 $30,310 $35,820
1876down$19,380 down$24,190 down$29,560 down$39,060 down$63,110
1876 CC$103,440 down$118,440 $371,250
1876 S$81,250 $93,750
1877$17,310 $20,480
1877 CC$70,940 $96,880
1877 S$11,560 $14,560 $24,380 $39,000
1878$760 $860 $2,090 $3,970 $17,360
1878 CC
1878 S$970 $1,530 down$3,410 $8,000 $24,050
1879$760 $840 $1,590 $4,160 $10,340
1879 CC$41,280 down$70,310
1879 S$860 $1,000 $1,880 $5,950
1880$760 $830 $960 $1,180 $3,590
1880 CCdown$31,530 down$36,880 $67,190
1880 S$710 $780 $960 $1,250 $6,130
1881$710 $780 $960 $1,180 down$2,750
1881/0$1,440 $1,590 $2,810 $9,300
1881 CC$34,260 $49,730 down$61,880
1881 S$710 $780 $960 $1,280 $4,310
1882$710 $780 $960 $1,180 $3,060
1882 CC$19,060 $26,330
1882 S$710 $780 $960 $1,180 $2,940
1883$710 $830 $1,160 $2,050 $15,940
1883 CC$26,650 $41,560 down$73,440
1883 S$810 $1,000 $1,470 $6,250
1884$760 $830 $1,470 $4,220 $12,810
1884 CCdown$41,880 down$49,380
1884 S$760 $830 $1,080 $3,940 $12,290
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1885$710 $780 $960 $1,310 $8,260
1885 S$710 $780 $960 $1,180 $2,470
1886$710 $780 $980 $2,660 $8,280
1886 S$710 $780 $950 $1,180 $3,280
1887 Proof Only
1887 S$710 $780 $950 $1,250 down$7,660
1888$810 $1,310 down$2,090 down$4,440 $30,550
1888 S$1,000 $1,660 $4,910
1889$1,970 $2,280 $4,750 $6,660
1890$3,410 down$4,160 $9,000 $13,330 $21,450
1890 CC$4,220 $5,470 $7,660 $21,130 $53,630
1891$760 $830 $1,530 $3,710 $13,300
1891 CC$3,410 down$4,500 $5,780 down$9,980 down$50,380
1892$710 $810 $1,030 $1,310 $2,720
1892 CC$4,340 $5,910 $11,410 $29,690 $60,940
1892 Odown$7,780 down$8,940 $13,500
1892 S$760 $930 $1,910 $4,780
1893$710 $810 down$910 $1,160 $2,360
1893 CC$4,660 $7,280 $14,060 down$32,810 down$47,190
1893 O$1,500 $3,000 down$6,910 $12,810 $31,390
1893 S$710 $780 $1,060 $1,720 $8,710
1894$680 down$740 down$910 $1,160 $4,660
1894 Odown$3,220 $4,160 $7,910 $14,690
1894 S$3,220 $4,840 $9,750 $15,630
1895$710 down$740 down$910 $1,160 $2,360
1895 S$1,720 $3,160 $5,340 $7,660 $23,730
1896down$630 down$690 down$910 $1,500 $7,160
1896 S$1,340 $1,720 $5,160 $10,780 $20,310
1897down$630 down$690 down$860 $1,160 $2,360
1897 S$810 $1,440 $3,720 $6,050 $7,690
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1898down$630 down$690 down$860 $1,160 $3,060
1898 Sdown$630 down$690 $1,040 $2,530 $6,310
1899down$630 down$690 down$860 $1,160 $2,360
1899 Sdown$630 down$730 $1,040 $1,840 $5,910
1900down$630 down$690 down$860 down$1,110 $2,360
1900 Sdown$630 down$730 down$910 $1,310 $8,280
1901down$630 down$690 down$860 down$1,110 $2,350
1901 S 1/0down$660 down$730 $1,280 $1,560 $3,380
1901 Sdown$630 down$690 down$860 down$1,110 $2,350
1902down$630 down$690 down$860 down$1,110 $2,690
1902 Sdown$630 down$690 down$860 down$1,110 $2,350
1903down$630 down$690 down$860 $1,340 $2,630
1903 Sdown$630 down$690 down$860 down$1,110 $2,350
1904down$630 down$690 down$860 down$1,110 $2,440
1904 S$1,060 $1,660 $2,880 $5,130 $10,860
1905down$630 down$690 down$860 down$1,110 $2,470
1905 Sdown$660 down$730 $1,530 $2,750 $11,860
1906down$630 down$690 down$860 down$1,110 $2,410
1906 Ddown$630 down$690 down$860 down$1,110 $2,660
1906 Sdown$660 down$730 down$910 $1,590 $5,310
1907down$630 down$690 down$860 down$1,110 $2,350
1907 Ddown$630 down$690 down$860 down$1,110 $2,350
1908down$630 down$690 down$860 down$1,110 $2,350

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