1907 Liberty Head half eagles were made at the Philadelphia and Denver (D) mints, which produced a combined total of more than 1.4 million $5 gold coins that year. Overall, 1907 Liberty Head half eagles are considered common coinage from the relative standpoint of the total number of the pre-1933 U.S. gold coins available. Even still, all pre-1933 U.S. gold coins are scarce, and they currently represent a tiny fraction of the original output.
Here’s a breakdown of the mintages of 1907 $5 Liberty Head half eagle gold coins:
1907, 626,100 minted;
1907 proof, 92;
*Values are for coins grading Very Fine 20 unless otherwise stated.
1907 Liberty Head half eagles, which contain 0.24187 ounces of pure gold, are frequently bought as bullion coins because of the gold content. However, like all pre-1933 U.S. gold coinage, 1097 $5 gold coins are scarce and are largely categorized as numismatically collectible coins. The price premium over spot is still much higher with coins like Liberty Head half eagles than for bullion coins.
1907 $5 gold half eagles were designed by Christian Gobrecht. He served as the third Chief Engraver of the United States Mint and also designed the Seated Liberty silver coins of the 19th century.