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Random House Webster's College Dictionary

half′ ea′gle(n.)

  1. a gold coin of the U.S., discontinued in 1929, equal to five dollars.

    Category: Numismatics

Origin of half eagle:

1780–90, Amer.

Princeton's WordNet

  1. half eagle(noun)

    a former gold coin in United States worth 5 dollars

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  1. Half Eagle

    The Half Eagle is a United States coin that was produced for circulation from 1795 to 1929 and in commemorative and bullion coins since the 1980s. Composed almost entirely of gold, it has a face value of five dollars. Its production was authorized by The Act of April 2, 1792, and it was the first gold coin minted by the United States.

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