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1841-C FIVE DOLLARS
OR HALF EAGLE

PCGS No: 8203

Mintage:

Circulation strikes: 21,467
Proofs: 0

Designer: Christian Gobrecht

Diameter: 21.65 millimeters

Metal content:
Gold - 90%
Other - 10%

Weight: 129 grains (8.24 grams)

Edge: Reeded

Mintmark: "C" (for Charlotte) below the eagle on the reverse

Notes:
The finest example graded by PCGS are 2 MS-62's.

Significant examples:
NGC MS-64
- Said to be from the Woodin and Newcomer collections
- Colonel E.H.R. Green Collection
- part of the collection of Colonel Green Half Eagles sold to King Farouk by Stack's in the 1940's
- Palace Collection (Sotheby's, 1954), part of lot 249
- John Jay Pittman
- David Akers "Pittman Collection, Part I", October 1997, Lot 953, where it sold for $41,250.00
- Heritage Numismatic Auctions, Inc.'s, "Summer 2001 Long Beach Signature Sale", May 31-June 2, 2001, Lot 8953, illustrated, "NGC MS-64", not sold
- Bowers and Merena Galleries "The Rarities Sale", July 31, 2002, Lot 795, illustrated, "NGC MS-64", not sold
- Bowers and Merena Galleries "The Rarities Sale", September 22, 2002, Lot 505, illustrated, "NGC MS-64", not sold

Recent appearances:
"Net AU-50"
- Bowers and Merena Galleries' Robert W. Schwan Collection Sale, October 26-27, 2000, Lot 2330, not Sold

"EF-40"
- Bowers and Merena Galleries, "The Harry W. Bass, Jr. Collection, Part IV Sale", November 20-21, 2000, Lot 368, illustrated, sold for $1,150.00  From Stack's sale of the Davis Collection, February 1968, Lot 273

Sources and/or recommended reading:
"Walter Breen's Complete Encyclopedia of U.S. and Colonial Coins" by Walter Breen

"The PCGS Population Report, July 2003" by The Professional Coin Grading Service