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Why purchase this 1885-S Liberty Head $5 Gold Half Eagle coin?
The Gold Liberty Head Half Eagle was the U.S. Mint's circulating $5 gold coin series from 1839 until 1908. The Liberty Head coin's design was created by Christian Gobrecht, who served from 1840-1844 as the Mint's third Chief Engraver. Imagery for the series was strongly influenced by Gobrecht's appreciation of Neoclassicism. The same obverse personification of Liberty and eagle graphic on the reverse appeared on the $10 Eagle and the $2.50 Quarter Eagle coins issued during the same time period.
Stunning Representations of Lady Liberty and the National Bird
Obverse: Thirteen stars encircle a portrait of Lady Liberty wearing a "LIBERTY" inscribed coronet on the obverse, with "1885" below.
Reverse: The reverse depicts a heraldic eagle grasping three arrows and an olive branch, beneath the national motto "IN GOD WE TRUST." Additional inscriptions include "UNITED STATES OF AMERICA," the "S" Mint mark and "FIVE D."
Magnificent Mint State 63
This 1885-S Liberty Head $5 Gold Half Eagle coin was submitted to the Numismatic Guaranty Corporation (NGC) for review. The coin was awarded the impressive grade of Mint State 63 for its sharp strike, significant degree of original Mint luster and sensational eye appeal. The gold coin is presented in a sonically sealed NGC protective holder with a prestigious green style certification label. The Green Label was developed as a result of a partnership between the NGC and the Rare Coin Company of America (RARCOA). To qualify for the Green Label, before the coin was graded by the NGC, it was first identified for first meeting or exceeding a comprehensive list of criteria pertaining to strike, tone, luster and eye appeal, by a team of numismatic experts at RARCOA.
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Make this gorgeous 1885-S Liberty Head $5 Gold Half Eagle coin a part of your collection today!
This 1885-S Liberty Head $5 Gold Half Eagle NGC MS63 Green Label is proudly minted by the U.S. Mint. The United States Mint was founded in 1792 and manufactures circulating, collectible, and bullion coinage.
|Year of Issue:||1885|
|Weight in Grams:||7.524 g|
|Weight in Ounces:||0.2419 oz|
|Legal Tender:||United States|