Features of the 1898-S $5 Liberty Gold Half Eagle NGC MS66:
Minted in 1898
US - San Francisco Mint
MS66 Graded by NGC
NGC Population: 3 (Only 2 graded higher)
Liberty Head gold coins were struck in a dollar, quarter eagle ($2.50), half eagle ($5), eagle ($10), and double eagle ($20) denominations. Different versions were struck within some of the denominations which further the collectability and investment potential for these coins.
Despite being struck with various versions, the overall design of the Liberty Head coin remains the same. The obverse portrays a left-facing head of Liberty in a Greco-Roman style surrounded by thirteen stars representing the thirteen original states. Featured on the reverse is a heraldic eagle protecting a shield.