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Liberty Head, Motto Above Eagle (1866-1908) Half Eagle

The half eagle got the slogan “IN GOD WE TRUST” in 1866, was additional to the rear of the coin upon a scroll over the eagle. The slogan had actually been considered as early as in 1863, while the death as well as the Civil War flamed a spiritual regeneration in America. This kind doesn’t contain a scarcity of the figure of the 1854-S, however there are abundance of lesser [...]

Indian Head (1908-1929) Half Eagle Gold Coin

Amongst U.S. coinage, half eagle of the Indian Head symbolized a completely new as well as remarkable design technique; stimulated by antique Greek coins in addition to developer was Bela Lyon Pratt. Normally, coin planning is raised over a flat field. Critics of the pattern feared that the lower-level features would gather disease-bearing dirt as well as that the coins will be unhealthy in addition to become unsightly. In truth, [...]

Half Eagles: 5 Dollar Gold Coins

The half eagle coins were the earliest gold coins really struck for the US. The $5 piece was certified to be created by an Act of 2 April 1792, as well as the first kind weighed 135 grains, fineness percentage 0.9167. The very earliest gold coin of United States of America was struck in the year 1795. This half eagle category is named “Capped Bust to Right”, as well as [...]

Classic Head (1834-1838) Half Eagle

In the year 1834 the mass of this half eagle was condensed from 8.75 grams to 8.36 grams, sufficient to lower the gold value below the obverse value, therefore discouraging the group melting which destroyed so much of the previous issues. That accounts for the vast mintage of half eagles 1834 (more than 657,460 coins), greater than 2 times the earlier mintage record set of 1820. Liberty was without cap [...]

Capped Head to Left, Reduced Diameter (1829-1834) Half Eagle

In the year 1829, the pattern of the half eagle with Capped Head was customized a little by William Kneass for accommodating latest machinery in the Mint. The borders at present consisted of rounds of beads within the raised rim. The main design fundamentals remained the similar; however the stars, dates, as well as lettering became smaller. Scarcity in that series includes this 1829 Small Date (contrast to the first [...]