My Type Set: $5 Gold (Half Eagles)

Discussion in 'US Coins Forum' started by kanga, May 9, 2021.

  1. kanga

    kanga 65 Year Collector Supporter

    $5 Classic Head 1834 Plain 4/Script 8 NGC XF-45
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    $5 Liberty Head 1843 No Motto NGC AU-58
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    $5 Liberty Head 1897 S Motto PCGS AU-53
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    $5 Indian Head 1913 PCGS XF-45
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    Coming to an end.
    Only have the $10 (Eagles) and $20 (Double Eagles) to go.
     
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  3. SensibleSal66

    SensibleSal66 Casual Collector / error expert "in Training "

    Nice Gold Pieces !! I like how he says "Only" . Some people collect their whole lives and never have owned just one . :(
     
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  4. potty dollar 1878

    potty dollar 1878 Well-Known Member

    I really like that first one im actually saving up for one of course not a half eagle the best I can do is a quarter. 20210502_082726.jpg 20210502_082733.jpg
     
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  5. johnmilton

    johnmilton Well-Known Member

    If you go back to the very old quarter eagle types, 1796 to 1834, those coins are much tougher than the $5 and $10 coins. They are the real budget busters, and bears to find even when you have the money.
     
  6. johnmilton

    johnmilton Well-Known Member

    The Liberty Head Eagles are easy if you stick to the early 1900s. The Indian Head is a bit tougher. The 1904 Liberty Double Eagle is the most common date. The St. Gaudens $20 is very easy, but expensive because of the gold content. Do yourself a favor and save up for one in at least MS-63 or better still 64.
     
  7. potty dollar 1878

    potty dollar 1878 Well-Known Member

    Yes capped busts each date does not have over a 5K mintage besides the 1821 and only a few dozen of them exist in MS condition as they get older and older e.t.c
     
  8. spirityoda

    spirityoda Coin Junky Supporter

    I like that $5.00 Indian. Someday in the far future I will own 1. I had a $2.50 Indian , but sold it during hard times.:(
     
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  9. fretboard

    fretboard Defender of Old Coinage!

    Nice collection! thumbsup.gif
     
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