Five Dollar Gold Coins
Five Dollar Gold Coins are a great addition to your gold coin collection. There are many types of them available and are sorted by dates. One of the most common designs on Five Dollar Gold Coins is Indian Head. Others include Indian Head Half Eagle, Liberty Head Half Eagle and Walking Liberty gold coins.
For more information and to purchase these types of five dollar gold coins, please see our collection, below:
|1908 $5 Indian Gold Half Eagle MS64|
Sale Ends: 30m
|1834 Classic Gold Half Eagle $5 - NGC AU Details - Rare Certified Gold Coin!|
Sale Ends: 35m
|1859-S $5 PCGS XF40 CAC San Francisco Liberty Head No Motto Half Eagle Gold Coin|
Sale Ends: 45m
|1880 $5 Gold Liberty Head Half Eagle-About Uncirculated KM 101-Wow! AU FIVE $|
Sale Ends: 46m
|1881 $5 Gold Liberty Head|
Sale Ends: 1h 3m
|1903 S Gold $5 Liberty Head Half Eagle Coin|
Sale Ends: 1h 38m
About Five Dollar Coins
The origin and history of coins is very important but not a lot of people know about it. Starting from mere penny to huge dollars have exceptional thing either in its making or its history of origin. Apart from the value of the money behind each and every dollar there are some valuable things to learn out of it.
Initially even I didnít agree to the above mentioned facts but after knowing that on an average a $5 is in circulation for only 16 months. It is unbelievable but there is no other way other than believing it. 5$ coins were authorized in the 18th century. The five dollar coin is completely made up of gold. This 5$ coins were officially called as half eagle.
The design of the five dollar coin has tainted over the period of years. Robert Scot is the first man to design the five dollar coin and his design is called as Turban head in 1795. It has picture of liberty facing right on its obverse side and an eagle on the reverse side. Draped burst was one of the half eagle five dollar coins which is designed by John Reich in 1807.This coin portraits liberty with round cap facing left on the frontage and eagle with some modification on reverse.
Around 1830 the vale of gold used in these coins exceeds the face value of the coin. So there arises a need in the weight reduction of gold used. Coins with lesser gold content came into existence. One among such coin is Liberty gold coin. The design of this coin is similar to the previous version of half eagle. Liberty gold coins are used nearly for 70 years with a very minute change in it.
Five dollar coins are the only coin to mint in all the seven US mints. Prior to that five dollar coins are minted only at Philadelphia that was the only mint operating on a large scale. Five dollar coins are now only history. After the outbreak of World War I, half eagles were suspended from use.