1865-S $5 Liberty Gold Half Eagle MS-61 NGC
An extremely rare Civil War date, no San Francisco-minted 1865 Half Eagle has ever been graded higher than this example! This is a sensational MS-61 that was pulled from the S.S. Brother Jonathan shipwreck.
- Population of only 5* coins with none grading finer.
- Contains .2419 oz Gold.
- NGC encapsulation guarantees the MS-61 condition.
- High-end example of a San Francisco Mint Half Eagle.
- Obverse: Shows Liberty encircled by 13 stars with the word "Liberty" on her hair band.
- Reverse: Features a heraldic eagle with a shield on its breast, surrounded by "United States of America" and the denomination.
- Guaranteed by the U.S. Mint.
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*Population report per NGC as of 6/23/16.
Christian Gobrecht’s Coronet design, also called the Liberty Head type, made its appearance in the half eagle series in 1839. The obverse displays a female head facing left, her hair tied in a bun secured by a string of beads, wearing a coronet inscribed "LIBERTY", stars surrounding, with the date below. The reverse shows an eagle with a shield on its breast, perched on an olive branch and holding three arrows. The inscription "UNITED STATES OF AMERICA", "FIVE D." surrounds.
Coins were produced mainly at the Philadelphia Mint on a continuous basis during the entire span. Additional pieces were made from time to time at Carson City, Charlotte, Dahlonega, Denver, New Orleans, and San Francisco. In general, Charlotte and Dahlonega pieces are scarce.