Capped Head, Left, Half Eagle $5 Gold Value Chart - Mintages
Gold Coins Were Illegal To Own
It's amazing, that at one time in American History, that it was illegal to own already collected and circulated gold coinage. In 1933, spear-headed by the President Franklin Roosevelt, the US Government did just that; enacting legislation that made it illegal for US Citizens to own US Gold Coins. It was an attempt to bring America out of the depression state and save financial institutions in the US and was backed by a punishment of $10,000 or imprisonment!

People panicked, some rushed to relinquish their gold holdings and turned it over to the government to be melted, but many others buried their coins in fear of being punished. Fortunately, such is not the case now and numismatist can freely buy and own gold coins. Like never before, collectors are buying gold coins and bullion, but it still begs the question; How much buried and hidden coins are still to be found?

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Date/Mint Mark
Mintages
V30
EF40
AU50
MS63
1807
51,605
$4,100
$5,000
$8,000
$25,000
1808
55,578
$4,600
$5,000
$8,000
$27,500
1808/7
Inc. above
$4,600
$6,500
$9,000
$35,000
1809/8
33,875
$4,600
$5,000
$9,000
$27,500
1810
100,287




1810 Sm. Dt, Small 5
Inc. above
$36,000
$55,000
$95,000

1810 Sm. Dt., Tall 5
Inc. above
$4,600
$5,000
$8,000
$27,500
1810 Lg, Dt., Small 5
Inc. above
$70,000
$90,000
$125,000
$300,000
1810 Lg. Dt., Large 5
Inc. above
$4,600
$5,000
$8,000
$27,500
1811
99,581




1811 Small 5
Inc. above
$4,600
$5,000
$8,000
$27,500
1812 Tall 5
Inc. above
$4,600
$5,000
$8,000
$27,500
1812
58,087
$4,600
$5,000
$8,000
$27,500
Bold Relief 1813-15 - Large Diameter 1813-29
1813
85,428
$4,300
$4,800
$8,000
$25,000
1814/3
15,454
$4,500
$6,500
$10,000
$35,000
1815 (11 known)
635

$175,000
$225,000
$750,000
1818
263,588
$5,500
$7,000
$9,000
$40,000
1818 STATESOF (One word)
Inc. above
$5,500
$7,000
$9,000
$42,000
1818 5D over 50
Inc. above
$6,500
$8,000
$11,000
$60,000
1819
51,723
$27,500
$37,500
$50,000

1819 5D over 50
Inc. above
$25,000
$35,000
$48,000
$225,000
1820
263,806




1820 Curved-Base 2 Sm. Letters
Inc. above
$5,000
$6,500
$10,000
$42,500
1820 Curved-Base 2 Lg. Letters
Inc. above
$4,500
$6,700
$10,000
$37,500
1820 Squared-Base 2
Inc. above
$5,000
$6,500
$10,000
$35,000
1821
34,641
$40,000
$45,000
$55,000
$185,000
1822 (3 known)
17,641

$5,000,000


1823
14,485
$12,000
$10,000
$17,000
$55,000
1824
17,340
$22,500
$30,000
$35,000
$100,000
1825 5 over partial 4
29,060
$15,000
$27,500
$37,500
$100,000
1825 5 over 4 (2 known)
Inc. above

$450,000
$675,000

1826
18,069
$13,500
$17,500
$25,000
$75,000
1827
24,913
$17,500
$27,500
$37,500
$90,000
1828
28,029
$25,000
$35,000
$45,000
$175,000
1828 8 over 7 (5 known)
Inc. above
$66,000
$85,000
$100,000
$500,000
1929 Large Date
57,442



$325,000
1829 Small Date
Inc. above
$75,000
$115,000
$165,000
$450,000
1830 Small or Large 5D
126,351
$26,000
$37,500
$45,000
$95,000
1830 Small Date
Inc. above
$75,000
$115,000
$165,000
$450,000
1831 Small or Large 5D
140,594
$26,000
$37,500
$45,000
$95,000
1832 Curved Base 2, 13 Stars
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$26,000
$37,500
$45,000
$95,000
1832 Square Base 2, 12 Stars
157,487
$175,000
$350,000
$450,000

1833 Large Date
193,630
$26,000
$37,500
$45,000
$95,000
1833 Small Date
Inc. above
$26,000
$37,500
$45,000
$95,000
1834
$50,141




1834 Plain 4
Inc. above
$26,000
$37,500
$45,000
$95,000
1834 Crosslet 4
Inc. above
$31,000
$40,000
$47,500
$125,000
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