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1848 $5 Liberty Gold Half Eagle Coin PCGS XF45 (Fairmont Collection)

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Step into history with the 1848 $5 Liberty Gold Half Eagle Coin, a dazzling piece that takes you back to the days of the California Gold Rush. Imagine a time when California was still sparsely populated, and the rush for gold brought a wave of pioneers westward. Now, you can own a piece of that remarkable era with the 1848 Pre-33 $5 Liberty Gold Half Eagle Coin, available for purchase online at BGASC.


  • Safely arrives inside PCGS protective plastic slabs!
  • Struck at the onset of the California Gold Rush!
  • Limited mintage of fewer than 261,000 coins in 1848!
  • Certified coins with limited availability!
  • Contains .242 Troy oz of actual gold content.
  • Backed by the federal government with a face value of $5 (USD).
  • Professionally certified as XF45 by the esteemed Professional Coin Grading Service.
  • Features Lady Liberty on the obverse and a Heraldic eagle on the reverse.
  • Part of the historic Fairmont Collection, repatriated to the US.

Each 1848 Pre-33 $5 Liberty Gold Half Eagle coin comes with an XF45 certification, indicating its higher condition on the XF scale. These coins have light wear patterns only on the highest relief points, with traces of the original mint luster still visible.

The Fairmont Collection is a treasure trove of historic US gold coins that were found in European bank vaults and brought back to the United States in the 2010s. Among these, only a few hundred earned Mint State grades, making them incredibly rare and sought after.


On the obverse of these 1848 Liberty Gold Half Eagle Coins, you’ll find the elegant Lady Liberty in left-profile relief. This design was created in 1838 by Christian Gobrecht.


As you turn the 1848 $5 Liberty Gold Half Eagle Coin, the reverse displays the heraldic eagle, clutching the arrows of war and the olive branch of peace while supporting a small US national shield.


The 1848 Pre-33 $5 Liberty Gold Half Eagle not only carries the allure of the California Gold Rush but also holds significant historical value. Compared to the previous year, with a mintage of 915,000 coins, these 1848 coins from Philadelphia are rarer and more precious.


Own a piece of American history and indulge in the rich legacy of the California Gold Rush. If you have any questions or need assistance, feel free to reach out to our friendly BGASC customer service team at 888-992-4272, available to help you with your gold purchase through live chat or email.

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Year 1848
Condition XF45
Mint Mark Not Shown
Metals Purity .900
Producer US Mint
Thickness 1.59 mm
Diameter 21.6 mm
Condition Extra Fine
Denomination $5
Country United States
Designer (Obverse) Christian Gobrecht
Designer (Reverse) Christian Gobrecht
Edge Style Reeded
Product Series Fairmont Collection
Certificate of Authenticity No
Packaging PCGS Plastic Slab
Packaging Dimensions 0.8 x 0.8 x 0.6
Metal Content .2418 Troy Ounce
Shipping Orders over $199 Ship Free
Grading Service PCGS

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