5 Dollars Classic Head; .8992 Gold

Features

Issuer United States
Period Federal republic (1776-date)
Type Standard circulation coin
Years 1834-1838
Value 5 Dollars (5 USD)
Currency Dollar (1785-date)
Composition Gold (.8992)
Weight 8.36 g
Diameter 22.5 mm
Shape Round
Orientation Coin alignment ↑↓
Number N# 40781
Numista type number (https://numista.com)
References KM# 57
Tracy L. Schmidt (editor); 2019. Standard Catalog of World Coins / 2001-Date (14th edition). Krause Publications, Stevens Point, Wisconsin, USA.
And 4 more volumes.

Obverse

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

Lettering:
*************
LIBERTY
1836

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 and lettering around the rim

Lettering:
UNITED STATES OF AMERICA
5 D.

Translation:
United States of America
5 Dollars

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

Mints

United States Mint, Philadelphia, United States (1792-date)
C United States Mint, Charlotte, United States
D United States Mint, Dahlonega, United States

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Date Mintage VG F VF XF AU UNC
1834  657 460 Exists with or without crosslet in ''4''.
1834  proof; plain 4
1835  proof
1835  371 534 Varieties have either script 8 or block style 8 in date
1836  553 147
1836  proof
1837  207 121 Varieties have either script 8 or block style 8 in date
1838  286 588
1838 C 17 179
1838 D 20 583

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