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US Five Dollar Gold Coins11 of 11Dr. Parsons $5 Colorado Territory Gold1911 Half Eagle
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Posted 4 years ago

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AC_Dwyer
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The 1795 $5 half eagle, along with the $10 eagle from that same year, was the first official gold coin produced by the United States. One thing I like about this coin is the year that it was minted. (I also have a 1795 silver half dollar that can be see at http://acdwyer.com/1795_halfdollar.aspx)

In 1795, most of the Founding Fathers of our country were still living, George Washington was President, and Philadelphia, where the coin was struck, was still the nation's capital.

Since $5 would have represented a significant sum in 1795, it is probably fair to say only someone well off would probably be carrying one. So for all I know, this coin may have once been in the pocket of George Washington or Thomas Jefferson.

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  1. ramma ramma, 4 years ago
    it looks like a high grade for this cointype, i would get it certified with PCGS, it could be worth a fortune
  2. AC_Dwyer AC_Dwyer, 4 years ago
    Thanks ramma. The coin has already been certified by NGC and is graded AU50.
  3. Lee Sayer, 4 years ago
    Interesting coin,excellant conition.Thanks for sharing with us.
  4. lundy lundy, 3 years ago
    i have an 1803 one
  5. lundy lundy, 3 years ago
    mines not gold not gold
  6. pennydime pennydime, 3 years ago
    Love it too! specially the date 1795, 1 c large date sold over a million $, 1895 1$ morgan is also valuable, I do have One UNIQUE two full dates obverse 1995 Doubled Denomination, A major dramatic super gem with 2 LIBERTY, 2 IN GOD WE TRUST,P Mintmark,VDB,skullbreak,A crackdie variety,ONE CENT,ONE DIME,United State of America,E plu,FG initial, 2 Lreat Leaders Images Abraham Lincoln & Frank Delano Roosevelt voted by Presidential Historian Society the top two among 41 Presidents served in oval office .(2000). 1795,1895,1995 all dates is a Key date.- April 14, 1865 on the evening of this day Abraham Lincoln shot at the back of his head by assasin name John Wilkes Booth.-On my coin obverse there is a skull break! 147 years anniversary death of Lincoln this year.
  7. Pop_abides Pop_abides, 3 years ago
    Why not post your Silver coin here for all to see?
  8. Poop Poop, 2 years ago
    Beautiful coin i love gold and silver, the most expensive coin i had was a 5$ gold liberty, cant remember the date but i purchased it for 450$ 500$ i wish i still had it!
  9. disneypoppop, 2 years ago
    Only one word to describe it "WOW"

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