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1861 $5 Gold Liberty Head, No Motto


Philadelphia Mint

Grade:  Choice About Uncirculated 58 PCGS  
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Every collection should include a Liberty Head $5 gold piece struck for 70 years from 1839-1908. Especially desirable are the scarcer early coins which don’t have the motto in god we trust (it was added in 1866 just after the Civil War). So when we were offered these 1861 “No Motto” $5 gold pieces from the dramatic first year of the Civil War, we jumped at the opportunity. These historic coins, struck over 155 years ago, are so elusive this is the first time we’ve ever been able to feature them!

The 1861 $5 gold piece is seldom seen in Choice About Uncirculated condition and rarely found in an original group of this quality. Attractively priced compared to higher Mint State grades, these coins have just very slight wear on high points and display all major details and full original mint luster. This historic issue recalls the year Abraham Lincoln was inaugurated as 16th president, ten southern states seceded from the Union and Confederate forces assaulted U.S. Fort Sumter to start the Civil War. Don’t miss this opportunity to own a scarce “No Motto” Liberty Head $5 gold piece from a most eventful year of the 19th century. We don’t know when or if we’ll be able to offer this prized issue again!

  • Year: 1861
  • Product Type: Single Products
  • Denomination: $5 - Half Eagle
  • Mint Mark: Philadelphia
  • Material: Gold