1882 Liberty Head $5 Gold XF


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Over 2.5 million Liberty Head $5 gold pieces were struck at the Philadelphia Mint in 1882, but economic activity abounded and coins were needed. Railroad tracks were being laid nationwide, Thomas Edison first distributed electric power commercially in 1882, and the Standard Oil Trust was taking control of the oil refining business. In an unrelated event, bank robber Jesse James was shot and killed by one of his own gang for the reward money!