1845 FIVE DOLLARS
OR HALF EAGLE
PCGS Nos: 8223,
Circulation strikes: 417,099
Proofs: estimated 5
Gold - 90%
Other - 10%
grains (8.24 grams)
Mintmark: None (for
Philadelphia) above the date
courtesy of David
Akers Numismatics, Inc.
Proof (illustrated above).
Ex - John Jay Pittman - David Akers Numismatics, Inc.
"The John Jay Pittman Collection", illustrated
PCGS MS-64. Ex - Bowers and Merena
Galleries, "The Harry W. Bass, Jr. Collection, Part IV Sale",
November 20-21, 2000, Lot 396, illustrated, sold for $9,775.00 Purchased from Joe Flynn, March 17,
MS-62. Ex - Bowers and Merena Galleries, "The Harry W. Bass,
Jr. Collection, Part IV Sale", November 20-21, 2000, Lot 397,
illustrated, sold for $2,300.00 Purchased
from Stanley Kesselman, June 30, 1967
ANACS AU-55. Ex - Heritage Numismatic Auctions, Inc.'s,
"Summer 2001 Long Beach Signature Sale", May 31-June 2, 2001,
Lot 8961, not plated, unsold
Strong EF. Ex - Stack's "The University of Notre Dame
Sale", March 20-21, 2001, Lot 1108, not plated, sold for $161.00
David Akers observed that the reverse of this date was also used to
strike the Proof Half Eagles of 1844, 1846, 1848, and possibly 1847.
According to Akers, the die shows "die scratches or file marks in the
left field at the eagle's leg feathers and the three lower wing feathers
closest to the body."
The finest Uncirculated examples graded by PCGS are
The finest Proof example
graded by PCGS is a single PR-65.
The finest Cameo Proof
example graded by PCGS is a single PR-62.
"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