United States. Beautiful Liberty Head Gold $5 (Half Eagle) Coin.
Mint year: 1853
Mint Place Philadelphia
Engraver: Christian Gobrecht
Type: Liberty Head Gold ½ Eagle
Denomination: Liberty Head 5 Dollars (Gold Half Eagle)
Material: Gold (.900)
Obverse: Diademed head of Lady Liberty left, surrounded by 13 stars. Date (1881) below.
Diadem Legend: LIBERTY
Reverse: Eagle with spread wings and US shield at chest looking left. Banner with motto “IN GOD WE TRUST” above.
Legend: UNITED STATES OF AMERICA . FIVE D .
The Half Eagle is a United States coin that was produced for circulation from 1795 to 1929 and in commemorative and bullion coins since the 1980s. Composed almost entirely of gold, it has a face value of five dollars. Its production was authorized by The Act of April 2, 1792, and it was the first gold coin minted by the United States.