Definition of HALF EAGLE


HALF EAGLE

money. A gold coin of the United States, of the value
of five
dollars. It weighs one hundred and twenty-nine grains. Of one thousand
parts, nine hundred are of pure gold, and one hundred of alloy. Act of
January 18, 1837, 4 Sharsw. cont. of Storys L. U. S. 2523, 4. Vide Money.


Source: Bouviers Law Dictionary 1856 Edition

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