1894-O $5 Liberty Half Eagle Gold Coin – XF

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The 1894-O $5 Liberty Gold Half Eagle, a pre-1933 Gold coin, is a remarkable piece of history that has survived over a century in nearly uncirculated condition. This coin is a splendid testament to its era, offering a unique blend of historical significance and aesthetic appeal. Its enduring luster and the fact that it was part of the currency that circulated in the U.S. more than 100 years ago make it a highly sought-after item for collectors and investors alike.

 

Key Features :

  • Contains 0.2419 ounces of Gold.
  • The obverse side features the iconic image of Liberty, facing left, encircled by 13 stars. The word “Liberty” is inscribed on her hair band.
  • The reverse side displays a heraldic eagle with a shield on its breast, encircled by the inscriptions “United States of America” and the denomination.
  • The coin was designed by Christian Gobrecht and minted from 1838-1907.
  • This particular issue comes from the New Orleans Mint.
  • It has undergone circulation, retaining part of its original mint luster.

 

The historical significance of the 1894-O $5 Liberty Gold Half Eagle is rooted in its era of production. Minted during a period rich in American history, these coins symbolize the nation’s growth and economic development. The design, crafted by Christian Gobrecht, reflects a period when coinage was an art form, and each piece held deep national and symbolic importance.

 

The obverse side of the coin, showcasing Liberty, is not just a depiction of the ideal of freedom but also a reflection of the nation’s identity during the late 19th century. The presence of 13 stars represents the original colonies, tying the coin back to the birth of the United States.

 

On the reverse, the heraldic eagle with a shield illustrates the strength and endurance of the nation. This design element is not only a symbol of America’s sovereignty but also a testament to the nation’s enduring values and ideals.

 

Embrace a touch of bygone elegance with the 1894-O $5 Liberty Gold Half Eagle, where every detail tells a story of America’s rich past. This coin is a canvas of history, meticulously minted in New Orleans, capturing the essence of a burgeoning nation in its design and rarity. It stands not just as a testament to the art of coinage but as a timeless heirloom, weaving the tapestry of America’s journey into your collection

Date

1894

Mint

US Mint, O – New Orleans

Precious Metal

Gold

Series

Liberty Half Eagle

Metal Content

0.2419 Troy Ounces

Purity

.900 Fine

Denomination

$5

Condition

XF (Extra Fine)

Designer

Christian Gobrecht

Diameter

21.6 mm

Thickness

1.59 mm

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