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1849-D FIVE DOLLARS
OR HALF EAGLE

PCGS No: 8242

Mintage:

Circulation strikes: 39,036
Proofs: 0

Designer: Christian Gobrecht

Diameter: 21.65 millimeters

Metal content:
Gold - 90%
Other - 10%

Weight: 129 grains (8.24 grams)

Edge: Reeded

Mintmark: "D" (for Dahlonega, GA) below the eagle on the reverse

Recent appearances:
NGC MS-62.  Ex - Ashland City - Heritage 01/2004: 9023, $15,525.00, Variety 21-N

PCGS MS-62.  Ex - Bowers and Merena Galleries, "The Harry W. Bass, Jr. Collection, Part IV Sale", November 20-21, 2000, Lot 419, illustrated, sold for $18,400.00  Purchased from Stanley Kesselman, April 28, 1967

NGC MS-62.  Ex - Ira & Larry Goldberg Coin & Collectibles' "The Fairchild Family Trust Collection Sale", May 28-30, 2001, Lot 1383, illustrated, sold for $10,350.00

NGC AU-58.  Ex- Heritage Numismatic Auctions, Inc.'s "October 2000 Long Beach Sale" October 
5-7, 2000, Lot 7596, illustrated, sold for $4,945.00

NGC AU-55.  Heritage 01/2004: 9022, $5,462.50, Variety 22-L

PCGS AU-50.  Ex - Bowers and Merena Galleries, "The Harry W. Bass, Jr. Collection, Part IV Sale", November 20-21, 2000, Lot 420, illustrated, sold for $1,840.00  From Lester Merkin's sale of March 1969, Lot 248

Net AU-50, sharpness of AU-55.  Ex - Bowers & Merena Galleries' "The Cabinet of Lucien M. LaRiviere, Part III", May 21, 2001, Lot 223, illustrated, sold for $2,070.00

Notes:
The finest example graded by PCGS is a single MS-63.

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