American Gold $5 Half Eagles
Eagles & Half Eagles
The USA is a relatively young country, and its first regular issue of gold coins started in 1795. Although most of them have an eagle as a major part of their design, for some reason the $10 piece acquired the name eagle, and the other sizes as double eagles, half eagles, and quarter eagles. The five dollar gold pieces are therefore known as half eagles.
Please don't confuse them with the modern quarter ounce gold bullion eagles.
1794 - 1834||$5||25.0||8.7500||.9000||0.2580
1834 - 1838||$5||22.5||8.3600||.8990||0.2416
1839 - 1929||$5||21.6||8.3590||.9000||0.2420
Denomination = Face value
Diameter = Approximate Diameter in millimetres.
Weight = Weight in grams.
Alloy = Fineness of gold.
Gold Content = Actual fine gold weight in troy ounces.
We have Half Eagles as follows:-
Mints & Mintmarks
D = Denver
O = New Orleans
P = Philadelphia (no mintmark)
S = San Francisco
Please check our Standard Terms for Bullion Coins.
You may wish to use our Order Form UK
Order Form USA.
Postage & Packing
UK Registered Post (Special Delivery) £9 per order
EU Insured Post £10 per order
USA Airmail $10, Insured Shipping $20
Canada Airmail $15, Insured Shipping $30
Obverse of 1881 - S American Five Dollar Gold Coin
Reverse of 1881- S American Five Dollar Gold Coin
Obverse of 1886- S American Five Dollar Gold Coin
Reverse of 1886 - SAmerican Five Dollar Gold Coin
Obverse of 1898 American Five Dollar Gold Coin
Reverse of 1898 American Five Dollar Gold Coin
Bullion Eagle Information
Bullion Eagles by Date
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