$5 Liberty Gold Half Eagle AU (Random Year)

$5 Liberty Gold Half Eagle AU (Random Year)

These pre-1933 Gold coins have survived the test of time, remain nearly uncirculated and are a great investment for those who wish to own Gold that circulated in the U.S. more than 100 years ago!

Coin Highlights:

  • Contains .2419 oz of Gold.
  • Multiples of 40 are packaged in plastic tubes. All other coins will be in protective plastic flips.
  • Obverse: Shows Liberty, facing left, encircled by 13 stars with the word "Liberty" on her hair band.
  • Reverse: Features a heraldic eagle with a shield on its breast. Surrounding the eagle is "United States of America" and the denomination.
  • Designed by Christian Gobrecht and minted from 1838-1907.
  • U.S. Mint issue from the following mints: Philadelphia, Carson City, Denver, New Orleans or San Francisco.

Protect your $5 Liberty Gold Half Eagle with this clear plastic capsule or display it in style by adding an attractive presentation box or coin bezel to your order.

Coins in this listing have seen only light circulation and will exhibit some if their original mint luster. Enhance your collection by adding this $5 Liberty Gold Eagle to your cart today!

Dates on these random year Gold coins will be of our choosing and may or may not vary, determined by stock on hand.

Following the Coinage Act of 1792, the United States Mint began issuing Gold coins in 1795 with the Turban Head Eagle. This $10 Gold coin was struck by the United States Mint from 1795 until 1804. There are a wide variety of sizes and designs of pre-1933 Gold coins available but the majority of coins produced were the Liberty Head Gold Eagle, the Indian Head Gold Eagle and the iconic Saint-Gaudens Double Eagle. In 1850, in response to the Gold Rush in California and the increasing amount of Gold available in the United States, the Double Eagle was introduced. American Gold coins struck before 1933 are some of the most rare, desirable and beautiful in the world. From Liberty Head Gold $1 coins to $10 Indian Gold Eagles and the coveted Saint-Gaudens Double Eagle, these coins are a piece of history.

In the early 1900s, President Theodore Roosevelt called for a renaissance in American coinage. Unhappy with the current designs on American coins, he called upon sculptor Augustus Saint-Gaudens to head the redesign of America’s coins. Out of this renaissance came the Saint-Gaudens Double Eagle Gold coin. One of the most sought after and beautiful coins ever produced by the United States Mint, this Double Eagle was minted from 1907 until 1933. The design was later reprised in 1986 when the mint issued the new Gold Eagle bullion coin.

In 1933, President Franklin Roosevelt issued Executive Order 6102 which forbade the “hoarding of Gold Coin, Gold bullion and Gold certificates within the continental United States.” As a result of this order, the possession of monetary Gold owned by any person, partnership or company was criminalized, Gold coins were pulled out of circulation and almost all Gold was exchanged for paper money. Exceptions were made for collector coins and jewelry. As the Great Depression ravaged the economy, it was believed that “hoarding” Gold stalled economic growth and worsened the economic state of the country. In order to combat this, it was ordered that all Gold be turned into the U.S. Mint to be melted down. The belief was that if Gold could not legally be owned, it could not be redeemed, therefore ending the constraints on the Federal Reserve. Thus, the United States abandoned the Gold standard.

The following year, President Roosevelt signed the Gold Reserve Act of 1934. This act required that all Gold (except for jewelry and collector’s coins) and Gold certificates held by the Federal Reserve be sold to the United States Treasury. The law also changed the nominal price of Gold from $20.67 per troy ounce to $35.00 per troy ounce. Because of this, foreign investors flocked to export their Gold holdings overseas to the United States and the dollar devalued to spark inflation. The increase in the money supply increased real interest rates and encouraged more investments in durable goods. After the Gold Reserve Act, inflation drastically decreased from -9.8 percent to 2.3 percent and has not dropped below -2.1 percent since.

Because of Executive Order 6102, Gold coins produced by the U.S Mint prior to 1933 are extremely rare. The coins that remain today have withstood the test of time and survived a governmental expropriation of Gold. These coins are a beautiful testament to the art and history of the coins themselves and the United States as a whole.
Customer Reviews of $5 Liberty Gold Half Eagle AU (Random Year)
$5 Liberty Gold Half Eagle AU (Random Year)
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I like small gold foind

By  Rolandtx

from Conroe, TX

5.0

Like buying small gold coins.

Pros

  • Attractive Design
  • Easy to Sell
  • Recognized Brand

Item as described

By  ontos48

from Louisville Kentucky

5.0

Have bought scores of precious metals from APMEX over the last six years. Never had a problem, delivery was quick, and the items were always as described. This was a very nice item. Will buy again. You can't go wrong with APMEX.

Pros

  • Value (low premium over spot)
  • Attractive Design
  • Collectible (lower mintage)
  • Easy to Sell
  • Mint Condition
  • Recognized Brand

i will buy again

By  jake the snake

from new york , ny

5.0

beautiful coin ! great end of the world money

Pros

  • Value (low premium over spot)
  • Attractive Design

Cons

  • Common (higher mintage)

My first gold purchase so, I must say I am excited

By  R J Butch

from Northeastern PA

4.0

I was interested in older US coins and this drew my attention. I like the coin considering that I do not like purchasing coins I do not see - so from that stand point I am pleased.

Pros

  • Attractive Design

Old Gold!

By  rwmmint

from Cincinnati, Ohio

5.0

Amazing old gold coins mostly from the late 1800s, during the gold rush era! At a small premium over newly minted government gold bullion, why not stick with the vintage stuff?

Pros

  • Value (low premium over spot)
  • Attractive Design
  • Recognized Brand

1900 AU

By  MikeRay

from MN

5.0

Purchased a Liberty $5 Half Random Year AU and received a beautiful 1900. I could not be happier! It is definitely an AU or better. Extremely satisfied with this iconic coin. Apmex is simply the best!

Pros

  • Attractive Design
  • Easy to Sell
  • Mint Condition
  • Recognized Brand

Good Condition

By  George

from WI

5.0

I initially was sent this coin with discoloration/many scratches which lead me to returning it. The replacement was in much better condition. Its obvious notes ("special instructions") don't get read though.

Pros

  • Attractive Design

Great buy excellent service

By  tarzaninportangeles

from Port Angeles WA

5.0

Excellent value

Pros

  • Mint Condition

Very good deal

By  Michael

from Florida

5.0

Very happy with this coin, grade was right on. APMEX really is a great company to deal with, nothing to worry about. Everything I get from them is always high end and will continue to buy more in the future.

Pros

  • Attractive Design
  • Collectible (lower mintage)
  • Easy to Sell
  • Mint Condition

Nice Coin!

By  Big Kilo

from Covington Ohio

4.0

Coin has a nice design. Apmex delivered my coin in a timely fashion and I would recommend them to my friends.

Pros

  • Attractive Design
  • Fast Shipping
  • Recognized Brand
  • Easy to Sell

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