$5 Liberty Head Gold Coins

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$5 LIBERTY HEAD GOLD COINS

LIBERTY HEAD COIN DESIGN

These 90% pure gold Liberty Head coins are of intrinsic design and incredibly scarce--a must-have for numismatics. Christian Gobrecht was the designer for the $2.50, $5, $10, and $20 Liberty Head gold coins. The obverse showcases Lady Liberty with a coronet and the word "LIBERTY" across it. Pearls encircle her bun, and 13 stars surround her. The reverse showcases a mighty eagle--its wings out as the shield covers his chest. An olive branch and three arrows signify America's peace and war. The inscription "UNITED STATES OF AMERICA" envelopes the eagle. 

 

OTHER DENOMINATIONS: $1 LIBERTY HEAD COIN DESIGN

The $1 gold coins were only in circulation for five years from 1849-1854. They are an intriguing and vibrant piece of American history. While the obverse is like the other denominations, the reverse is quite different. On the reverse is a wreath with berries and holly. The wreath additionally has a roman numeral and features the denomination and "UNITED STATES OF AMERICA." James B. Longacre designed the $1 gold coins.

INDIAN PRINCESS GOLD COIN

The "small head" gold Indian Head Princess was the first of the series to show Lady Liberty with a native feathered headdress. A new wreath highlighted agricultural elements like wheat, corn, tobacco, and cotton—much like America's early farming days. James Longacre also designed both this and the "large head" coin. These coins are a preference among collectors despite their poor striking, as they carry a significant historical value. In 1856, the "small" head coin was redesigned to help with striking of the gold coin. The designer, Longacre, enlarged Liberty's head, straightened her headdress, and repositioned her hair. This was to allow the coin's metal to flow more evenly into the dies of the coin. Most did well in improvement. Additionally, the coin's portrait became flatter, and the inscription "UNITED STATES OF AMERICA" moved closer to the coin's border. 

ROOSEVELT'S ORDER

In 1933, Roosevelt signed an executive order for Americans to turn in their gold. Consequently, gold coins before 1933 are scarce and highly valuable to collectors and investors alike. These coins are rare to find in mint condition. So, you can rest assured these will remain valuable and make an excellent investment.  

GOLD RUSH

The California Gold Rush is thought to be the cause of the amount of Pre-1933 gold coins. That's because the surplus of gold (to the tune of $600 million) sparked Congress to expand its use of gold in coinage. This was when the federal government of the US authorized the production of gold dollars.  

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