The 1881-S Liberty Head $5 gold piece was struck at the large and stalwart second San Francisco Mint (which in 1906 would be one of few buildings to survive the city`s massive earthquake and fire). Gold and silver coins saw their greatest use and popularity in the Old West, and 1881-S $5 gold pieces were no doubt prized pocket-money for cattlemen, railroad men, San Francisco merchants and perhaps a few bank robbers and highwaymen!
- Mint Mark: San Francisco
- Product Type: Single Products
- Denomination: $5 - Half Eagle
- Year: 1881