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1850 FIVE DOLLARS
OR HALF EAGLE

PCGS No: 8243

Mintage:

Circulation strikes: 64,491
Proofs: Unique?

Designer: Christian Gobrecht

Diameter: 21.65 millimeters

Metal content:
Gold - 90%
Other - 10%

Weight: 129 grains (8.24 grams)

Edge: Reeded

Mintmark: None (for Philadelphia) above the date

Recent appearances:
AU-50.  Ex - Bowers and Merena Galleries, "The Harry W. Bass, Jr. Collection, Part IV Sale", November 20-21, 2000, Lot 421, illustrated, sold for $718.75  From Stack's sale of February 1968, Lot 310

ICG EF-40.  Ex - Heritage Numismatic Auctions, Inc.'s, "Summer 2001 Long Beach Signature Sale", May 31-June 2, 2001, Lot 8964, not plated, sold for $276.00

Notes:
The finest Uncirculated examples graded by PCGS are 3 MS-62's.

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