Draped Bust Gold $5 Half Eagle, 1807 to 1817.

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John Reich designed the Draped Bust Half Eagle, which was minted from 1807 – 1812. The eagle on the reverse was modified somewhat, and the front image of Liberty is shown wearing a round cap and facing left. The reverse also featured the inscription ‘5D’ to indicate its value, the first time this designation was used on the coin. A modified version of the Draped Bust was minted in 1813. This version removed much of the lower bust, providing a larger image of Liberty, and was minted through 1834. Another revision in 1829 reduced the diameter of the coin to 23.8mm.

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