half eagle
noun Date: 1786 a 5-dollar gold piece issued by the United States from 1795 to 1916 and in 1929

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  • half eagle — ☆ half eagle n. a former gold coin of the U.S., worth $5.00 …   English World dictionary

  • Half Eagle — The Half Eagle is a United States coin that was produced from 1795 to 1929. Composed almost entirely of gold, it had 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 …   Wikipedia

  • half eagle — noun a former gold coin in United States worth 5 dollars • Hypernyms: ↑coin * * * noun : the five dollar gold piece issued by the United States 1795 1916 and in 1929 compare eagle * * * a gold coin of the U.S., discontinued in 1929, equal to five …   Useful english dictionary

  • half eagle — half′ ea′gle n. num a gold coin of the U.S., discontinued in 1929, equal to five dollars • Etymology: 1780–90, amer …   From formal English to slang

  • half eagle — a gold coin of the U.S., discontinued in 1929, equal to five dollars. [1780 90, Amer.] * * * …   Universalium

  • half eagle — A gold coin of the United States, of the value of five dollars. No longer in general circulation …   Black's law dictionary

  • half eagle — A gold coin of the United States, of the value of five dollars. No longer in general circulation …   Black's law dictionary

  • half-eagle — …   Useful english dictionary

  • Eagle (Münze) — Eagle (engl. „Adler“) ist der Name einer US amerikanischen Goldmünze im Nennwert von 10 US Dollar. Die Münze wurde von 1795 bis 1933 als offizielles Zahlungsmittel geprägt. Im Jahre 1785 schlug das U.S. Board of the Treasury Münznamen für die… …   Deutsch Wikipedia

  • Eagle (United States coin) — The eagle was a base unit of denomination issued only for gold coinage by the United States Mint. The eagle was the largest of the four main decimal base units of denomination used for circulating coinage in the United States prior to 1933, the… …   Wikipedia

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