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1852 FIVE DOLLARS
OR HALF EAGLE

PCGS No: 8250

Mintage:

Circulation strikes: 573,901
Proofs: Unknown

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

Significant examples:
NGC MS-65.  Ex – American Numismatic Rarities, LLC’s “The Classics Sale,” July 25, 2003 , Lot 708, illustrated, sold for $21,850.00 Ex: From the Harry W. Bass, Jr. Collection sale, Part II, October 1999, Lot 1032.  Earlier from Rarcoa's 1970 ANA sale, August 1970, lot 1545

PCGS MS-64.  Ex - Heritage Numismatic Auctions, Inc.'s, "Summer 2001 Long Beach Signature Sale", May 31-June 2, 2001, Lot 8968, plated, unsold  Ex: 1970 ANA Sale (RARCOA, 8/70), lot 1545; Bass II (Bowers and Merena, 10/99), lot 1032, where it sold for $14,950.00

PCGS MS-64.  Ex - Bowers & Merena Galleries' "The Rarities Sale", January 3, 2001, Lot 515, illustrated, sold for $12,650.00

Recent appearances:
PCGS MS-62.  Ex - Heritage Numismatic Auctions, Inc.'s "Philadelphia 2000 Signature Sale", August 6-7, 2000, Lot 7243, illustrated, not sold

MS-62.  Ex - Bowers and Merena Galleries, "The Harry W. Bass, Jr. Collection, Part IV Sale", November 20-21, 2000, Lot 431, illustrated, sold for $3,910.00  Purchased from Julian Leidman, April 3, 1973

NGC AU-58.  Ex - Heritage Numismatic Auctions, Inc.'s "Philadelphia 2000 Signature Sale", August 6-7, 2000, Lot 7242, not illustrated, sold for $471.50

ANACS AU-55.  Ex - Heritage Numismatic Auctions, Inc.'s, "Summer 2001 Long Beach Signature Sale", May 31-June 2, 2001, Lot 8967, not plated, unsold

PCGS EF-40.  Ex - Bowers and Merena Galleries' Robert W. Schwan Collection Sale, October 26-27, 2000, Lot 2339 at $747.50  From the sale of the S.S. Brother Jonathan Treasure Coins, May 1999, Lot 2256

Notes:
The finest Uncirculated examples graded by PCGS are 7 MS-64'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