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- Metal Type Gold
- Metal Content 0.24187 oz.
- Weight 8.359 g
- Composition 90% gold, 10% copper
- Diameter 22.5 mm (1839-40); 21.6 mm (1840-1929)
- Mint Dates 1840-1907
About this Product
The $5 Liberty Head gold coin is an important part of any gold investment portfolio. Congress authorized the U.S. Mint to coin the $5 gold piece, or Half Eagle on April 2, 1792. The Half Eagle was the first gold coin minted by the United States government. Minted from 1866 to 1908 the Half Eagle was produced by the millions and almost all were used as currency. It is also the only coin in U.S. history to have been struck at all seven U.S. Mints that were open during its circulation.