• Image 1

1795 Half Eagle Tribute Proof

Item #:  
89207
$19.95
Quantity:

Product Description

The 1795 $5 Gold Half Eagle was the first gold coin ever struck by the U.S. government. With its historic significance and a mintage of just 8,707, it is no wonder that one 1795 $5 Gold Piece recently sold for $212,750! In addition to being the first ever struck, our Founding Fathers undervalued the amount of gold in the 1795 $5 coin making it far more valuable than the face value of the coin! Profiteers responded by hoarding and melting these precious coins to reclaim their gold content. The supply of $5 Half Eagle gold pieces grew ever smaller, making the few surviving coins worth so many thousands of dollars today! But now, you can reserve your own privately minted, non-monetary copy of the 1795 $5 Gold Half Eagle as a 6 mg 24 KT Gold Clad Tribute Proof. Designer Robert Scot’s right-facing portrait of a flowing Miss Liberty with a tall Liberty Cap appears in frosted relief above the 1795 date on a mirror-like background on the obverse. On the reverse is the “small-eagle” design, where a naturalistic American bald eagle clutching a branch in its talons and a wreath in its beak, is displayed against a mirror-like background.

Product Reviews

This product hasn't received any reviews yet. Be the first to review this product!

Click the button below to add the 1795 Half Eagle Tribute Proof to your wish list.