175 5LibObv$5 Liberty (1839-1908)

LIBERTY HEAD (CORONET)

Designer: Christian Gobrecht
Diameter: 22.5 mm (1839-1840), 21.6 mm (1840-1908)
Edge: Reeded
Weight: 8.359 grams
Fineness: .900
175 5LibRevNet gold weight: .2419 oz.
Mints: Carson City, Charlotte, Dahlonega, Denver, New Orleans, Philadelphia, San Francisco
 
The Coronet design, also appearing on the $2.5 and $10 Liberties, was in use through 1908. In 1866 Congress directed that the motto IN GOD WE TRUST be added to the reverse in a ribbon above the eagle. With over 60 million pieces issued these popular coins circulated widely. This is the only deomination U.S. Gold coin struck by all 7 U.S. Mints that were in operation at the time. 

 

 

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