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$5 GOLD LIBERTY

(1840-1907)

$5 Gold Liberty Coin
Certified Investment-Grade coins
Available in Low-Grade Certified
Available in Circulated condition
Most traded certified grades at RME
XF/AUCall for Current Price
MS-61Call for Current Price
MS-62Call for Current Price
MS-63Call for Current Price
MS-64Call for Current Price
MS-65Call for Current Price
Investment-Grade coins certified by either PCGS or NGC. The most popular Mint-State grades traded at RME range from XF/AU to MS-65. Contact RME at (602) 955-6500 for current market prices and inventory.

The History of the $5 Gold Liberty

The $5 gold coin was the first gold coin minted by the U.S. government. After several design changes throughout history, Christian Golbrecht designed one of the final $5 Liberty gold coins which was minted from 1839 until 1908 when the $5 Indian was introduced.

The obverse (front) of the coin is very similar to the $2.50 and $20 Liberty coins featuring Lady Liberty donning a coronet inscribed with the word ‘LIBERTY’. 13 stars representing the 13 original colonies and the date encircle Lady Liberty. The reverse (back) shows a bald eagle with spread wings behind a shield with stars and stripes. The eagle clinches an olive branch and three arrows in his talons. The words ‘UNITED STATES OF AMERICA’, the denomination and the mint mark surround the eagle. Coins minted from 1839 through 1866 do not include the motto ‘IN GOD WE TRUST’. In 1866 the reverse was modified by adding the motto on a ribbon above the eagle.

COIN SPECIFICATIONS

DIAMETER

22.5 mm (1839-1840), 21.6 mm (1840-1929)

YEARS MINTED

1840-1907

ACTUAL GOLD CONTENT

0.24187 oz.

U.S MINT BRANCHES

Carson City, Charlotte, Dahlonega, Denver, New Orleans, Philadelphia, San Francisco

FACE DENOMIATION

$5 U.S.

COMPOSITION

90% GOLD, 10% COPPER

GROSS WEIGHT

8.359 g

DESIGNER

Christian Gobrecht

SIMILAR COINS

view the $5 Gold Indian

$5 GOLD INDIAN

Origin: United States

Minted Dates: 1908-1929

view the $10 Gold Liberty

$10 GOLD LIBERTY

Origin: United States

Minted Dates: 1850-1907

view the $2.50 Gold Liberty

$2.50 GOLD LIBERTY

Origin: United States

Minted Dates: 1850-1907

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