5 Dollars Capped Bust; small type

Features

Issuer United States
Period Federal republic (1776-date)
Type Standard circulation coin
Years 1829-1834
Value 5 Dollars (5 USD)
Currency Dollar (1785-date)
Composition Gold (.916)
Weight 8.75 g
Diameter 23.8 mm
Shape Round
Orientation Coin alignment ↑↓
Number N# 40777
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References KM# 43
Tracy L. Schmidt (editor); 2019. Standard Catalog of World Coins / 2001-Date (14th edition). Krause Publications, Stevens Point, Wisconsin, USA.

Obverse

Capped liberty facing left, surrounded by 13 stars, with the date below.

Lettering:
*************
LIBERTY

Engraver: William Kneass

William Kneass was the second Chief Engraver of the United States Mint from 1824 until his death in 1840. Kneass is credited with designing the "Classic Head" motif, which appeared on numerous denominations of American currency, including the gold Quarter Eagle and Half Eagle gold pieces from 1834-1839.

Reverse

Heraldic eagle with Union shield and holding 3 arrows and a branch. Lettering around the design.

Lettering:
UNITED STATES OF AMERICA
E PLURIBUS UNUM
5 D.

Engraver: William Kneass

William Kneass was the second Chief Engraver of the United States Mint from 1824 until his death in 1840. Kneass is credited with designing the "Classic Head" motif, which appeared on numerous denominations of American currency, including the gold Quarter Eagle and Half Eagle gold pieces from 1834-1839.

Edge

Reeded

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Date Mintage VG F VF XF AU UNC
1829  57 442
1829  3 proof
1830  126 351
1830  3 proof; large D
1831  140 594
1831  3 proof
1832  157 487
1832  3 proof
1833  193 630
1833  5 proof; large date
1834  50 141

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