1886-S $5 LIBERTY HEAD HALF EAGLE GOLD DOLLAR US 1 COIN

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  • Item Category: Coins & Currency
  • Source: eBay
  • Sold Date: Aug 22, 2009
  • Channel: Auction House

MATRIXBAY'S GOLD COINS

* * * Extremely rare 1886 - S $5 gold Liberty head * * *

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NICE AND RARE GOLD COIN!!!

1886-S FIVE DOLLARS OR HALF EAGLE

Mintage:
Designer: Christian Gobrecht
Diameter: ±21.65 millimeters
Metal content: Gold - 90%
Weight: 129 grains (8.24 grams)
Edge: Reeded
Mintmark: S

This is one of the more hard to find dates in this very popular series!

C lassic U.S. Gold: 1886-S $5 Liberty Gold Coin

HISTORY
Christian Gobrecht designed the $5 Gold Eagle, also known as Coronet or Liberty Type, minted from 1838 to 1907. The original design displayed Miss Liberty on the obverse with the word Liberty on the Coronet and the spread-winged Eagle on the reverse; this was the No Motto Type minted from 1838-1866. The succeeding With Motto Liberty design began in 1866 and was produced through 1907. This type added the Motto "In God We Trust" above the Eagle on the reverse. This series can be especially challenging to a collector because t are so many rare dates. T are well over forty issues with original mintages under 10,000 coins and quite a few of those are under 5,000. Many dates are relatively scarce above AU condition and some even unknown in Mint State. A few of the more notable rarities include the 1858, 186
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