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1853 $5 Liberty Half Eagle Gold Coin XF45+ PCGS or NGC

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From 1795 to 1933, the gold coins of the United States Eagle denomination were the dominant forms of everyday coinage in the United States. These beautiful gold coins were canceled in 1933 amidst the Great Depression and hundreds of thousands of specimens were collected by the federal government and melted down. Surviving specimens are a treat for collectors, especially those with older dates. Provident Metals now has certified 1853 $5 Liberty Half Eagle Gold Coins available to purchase online.


  • Arrives with a protective plastic slab from the PCGS or NGC!
  • Released by the United States Mint in 1853!
  • Limited number of certified gold coins available!
  • Contains .242 Troy oz of actual gold content.
  • Issued a face value of $5 (USD) by the government of the United States.
  • Bears a Grade of XF45 or better from the Professional Coin Grading Service or Numismatic Guaranty Corporation.
  • The obverse depicts Lady Liberty in left-profile relief.
  • On the reverse is the heraldic eagle of the United States.
  • Please remember that you could get coins with varying grades and grading house labels when buying several.

When you purchase an 1853 $5 Liberty Half Eagle Gold Coin in this Provident Metals listing, you will receive a coin that was graded Extremely Fine (XF) 45 or better. Coins with this grade may still show some trace signs of the original mint luster, with light wear present on the highest points of relief on the design.

Please remember that Provident Metals offers these coins with the possibility for varying grades of XF45 or better and the possibility of labels from either the PCGS or the NGC. All coins are chosen at random after your payment clears and we cannot guarantee these factors in advance.


The obverse of 1853 $5 Liberty Half Eagle Gold Coins features a depiction of Lady Liberty. This bust of Libertys head comes in left-profile relief and includes a coronet crown that has an inscription of LIBERTY on it. The field includes a semi-circle of 13 stars around the portrait and a date mark of 1853 at the bottom.


On the reverse side of 1853 $5 Liberty Half Eagle Gold Coins is an image of the heraldic eagle. Both designs were created in 1839 by Christian Gobrecht. This version of the heraldic eagle includes a bald eagle in front-facing relief with the US national shield, the arrows of war, and the olive branch of peace. The US national motto is missing as it was not added to the coins until 1866. Inscriptions include UNITED STATES OF AMERICA and FIVE D.


The Liberty Head Half Eagle design was used for 70 years in this series, the longest of the five designs that featured on the $5 Half Eagle. The Liberty Head Half Eagle holds another distinction. Though the Liberty head featured on all denominations of the US Eagle, only the Liberty Head Half Eagle was struck at some point during its history at all seven US Mints: Philadelphia, Dahlonega, Charlotte, New Orleans, San Francisco, Carson City, and Denver.


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How Does Free Shipping Work?

When the subtotal of your purchase, including applicable discounts, is $199 or more, you receive free shipping for your entire order. In order to receive free shipping on purchases of $199 or more, you must live within the 50 US states. For orders less than $199, a $9.95 shipping fee applies. All products are discreetly packaged and shipped with full insurance included.

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For those orders of $999.99 or less, there is no need to sign for your package. However, you may select the option to require a signature at delivery if you want. This can be chosen and paid for at checkout. All orders of $1000 or more require a signature to complete delivery.

What about International Orders?

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Product Details

Year 1853
Condition XF45+
Grading Service PCGS or NGC
Mint Mark Varies
Metals Purity .900
Producer US Mint
Thickness 1.59 mm
Diameter 21.6 mm
Condition Extra Fine Plus
Denomination $5
Country United States
Designer (Obverse) Christian Gobrecht
Designer (Reverse) Christian Gobrecht
Edge Style Reeded
Product Series Liberty Half Eagle
Certificate of Authenticity No
Packaging Plastic Grading Slab
Shipping Orders over $199 Ship Free
Packaging Dimensions 3.4 x 2.4 x 0.4
Metal Content .2419 Troy Ounce
Provident ID 3889058