Anyone have a pic of $5 half eagle

Discussion in 'Bullion Investing' started by abuckmaster147, Oct 24, 2017.

  1. abuckmaster147

    abuckmaster147 Well-Known Member

    I am thinking of a $5 Liberty Head Gold Eagle . And was wondering if anyone had a pic of actual size. Or is this a bad investment?
    TY Jon
     
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  3. LA_Geezer

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  4. -jeffB

    -jeffB Greshams LEO Supporter

    It's similar in size to a nickel. About the same diameter, slightly thinner.

    I think half-eagles are the sweet spot as far as low premiums, although you can also do all right on Liberty Head eagles. If you're mainly interested in the gold value, and/or you like maximum glitter, you might consider modern $5 gold commems -- premiums there are even lower.

    As far as "investment", see all the endless discussions on other threads. ;) There's no telling where the price of gold will go in the short term. In the long term, it's likely to hold its value better than paper money, but it won't return dividends or capital gains like an actual investment.
     
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  5. abuckmaster147

    abuckmaster147 Well-Known Member

    Thanks I do not own any gold coins and always wanted something to hold in Hand. I see Provident has them on sale and was thinking!
     
  6. Clawcoins

    Clawcoins Well-Known Member

    I have a wide variety of gold coins going back to early pre-33 $1 coins.
    Just find a design that you like and get one. Best to stroll through a Red Book to see all that are available.
     
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  7. Santinidollar

    Santinidollar Supporter! Supporter

    I think all of the old gold coins are cool. I sometimes wish I could collect nothing but. However, I still find myself fond of my wife and enjoy sleeping in my house.:cool:
     
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  8. derkerlegand

    derkerlegand Well-Known Member

    If you're just wanting gold, you'd come out better with a 1/4 oz Eagle bullion coin. A pre-'33 gold $5 has .2419 oz, but a higher premium. The pre '33 coins are nicer (to me) but cost more. Why do the Indians sell for a higher price than the Libertys?
     
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  9. Blissskr

    Blissskr Well-Known Member

    @-jeffB comparison is pretty spot on and here's some quick pics showing the nickel comparison.

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  10. baseball21

    baseball21 Well-Known Member

    A comfy couch is always a great fall back :p
     
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  11. BooksB4Coins

    BooksB4Coins Newbieus Sempiterna

    If memory serves me (and it often doesn't), and speaking of the red book, I believe it shows actual sizes (?).

    @Treashunt
     
  12. Clawcoins

    Clawcoins Well-Known Member

    right now on Provident

    1/4 oz Eagle $348.12

    $5 Liberty AU+ $346.17
    XF+ $339.99
    polished/cleaned $327.31
     
  13. derkerlegand

    derkerlegand Well-Known Member

    I'd probably go for the $5 gold! 90% is a lot more practical, too.
     
  14. FBLfinder

    FBLfinder Active Member

    That is where you might find me for a few weeks after my last weeks blowout.:woot:
     
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  15. baseball21

    baseball21 Well-Known Member

    At least the world series will keep you company for a while
     
  16. McBlzr

    McBlzr Sr Professional Collector Supporter

    Here is a $5 Liberty Head Gold Eagle. My Grandfather's birth year.


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  17. FBLfinder

    FBLfinder Active Member

    I paid too much but she is pretty
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  18. Treashunt

    Treashunt The Other Frank


    of these?

    yes, sorry for the delay
     
  19. BooksB4Coins

    BooksB4Coins Newbieus Sempiterna

    Yes, and thank you nonetheless. :)
     
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