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The Liberty Half Eagle holds the distinction of being the only coin of any type or denomination to be struck at all seven mints. They were struck in two types–the ultra-scarce "No Motto," minted from 1839 until 1865 and the "With Motto" (IN GOD WE TRUST) type, struck from 1866 until 1908.
Like many other U.S. coins, the Liberty Half Eagle depicts the crowned image of Liberty on the obverse and, on the reverse, a majestic bald eagle with a shield over its breast, perched on an olive branch and holding three arrows.
During the Civil War, widespread gold hoarding led the U.S. government to significantly reduce the mintages of these coins, making issues from that era particularly rare.
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