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$5 Gold Classic Head Half Eagle
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Description
The $5 Gold Classic Head Half Eagle is an early American coin minted from 1834 to 1838, representing a significant change in US gold coinage. The obverse features a left-facing bust of Liberty wearing a headband inscribed with the word "LIBERTY", which is the defining characteristic of the "Classic Head" design, created by mint engraver William Kneass. The reverse of the coin depicts a simplified heraldic eagle, which is a departure from the previous designs that included the motto "E PLURIBUS UNUM". These coins are composed of 90% gold and 10% copper, and their issuance coincided with the era when the US was reforming its coinage, including decreasing the gold content to discourage melting and exporting of US gold coins.
Material
Gold
Item Weight
0.2419 Troy Ounce
Metal Purity
0.9
Attributes
Numismatic
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