1795 $5 Gold Half Eagle BU Replica Coin
The 1795 $5 Gold Half Eagle as a brilliant uncirculated reproduction cameo proof. Layered with over 6 mils of 24 karat gold. This individually struck proof coin measures 39 mm in diameter. Coin comes shipped in an airtight hard plastic cover to protect the coin. The coin is engraved with a capped Miss Liberty on the obverse of the coin, and a beautiful eagle on the reverse. This coin is a mirror image of the original. Here's the fascinating history of the 1795 $5 Gold Half Eagle. The significance of this highly prized coin is reflected by its impressive, unparallel history. The Coinage Act of April 2, 1792, established the new U.S. Mint iIn Philadelphia, which soon became known as Ye Old Mint. However, gold coinage was not introduced until 1795 when the director of the mint, Henry William DeSaussure, delivered America's first two gold coins to America's First President, George Washington. Designed by Chief Engraver Robert Scot, collectors today formally refer to the design of this half eagle as the capped bust to right obverse with small eagle reverse. The obverse features Miss Liberty facing right, wearing the traditional phrygian cap worn by freed slaves in ancient Rome to signify their emancipated status. Interestingly, during the 18th century, the red phrygian cap was held aloft on a pole during the Revolutionary War and the French revolution and soon evolved into a Symbol of Liberty. The small eagle on the reverse is said to have been taken from a 1st century B.C. Roman onyx cameo depicting an eagle perched on a palm branch, it's wings outstretched, holding a circular wreath in its beak. There is no mark or indication of value since, at the time, gold coins were valued in the channels of commerce by their weight and metallic content. This coin is a BU (Brilliant Uncirculated) Replica Copy of the Original. Now you can purchase your very own 1795 $5 Gold Half Eagle commemorative coin. The coin is engraved with a capped Miss Liberty on the obverse of the coin, and a beautiful eagle on the reverse.
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