half eagle

noun

: a 5-dollar gold piece issued by the U.S. from 1795 to 1916 and in 1929

Examples of half eagle in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web The half eagle was acquired by a collector in 1899, sold in 1945 and acquired by Pogue in 1982. Ken Ritter, Star Tribune, 26 Mar. 2021 The 1854-S half eagle coin was struck in April 1854 one day after the opening of the San Francisco Mint, according to auction house Stack’s Bowers Galleries. Fox News, 7 Mar. 2020

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Word History

First Known Use

1786, in the meaning defined above

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The first known use of half eagle was in 1786

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“Half eagle.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/half%20eagle. Accessed 25 Jul. 2024.

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