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1854-O FIVE DOLLARS
OR HALF EAGLE

PCGS No: 8259

Mintage:

Circulation strikes: 46,000
Proofs: 0

Designer: Christian Gobrecht

Diameter: 21.65 millimeters

Metal content:
Gold - 90%
Other - 10%

Weight: 129 grains (8.24 grams)

Edge: Reeded

Mintmark: "O" (for New Orleans, LA) below the eagle on the reverse

Recent appearances:
AU-55.  Ex - Bowers and Merena Galleries, "The Harry W. Bass, Jr. Collection, Part IV Sale", November 20-21, 2000, Lot 448, illustrated, sold for $2,530.00  Purchased from Julian Leidman, May 15, 1971

AU-53.  Ex - Bowers and Merena Galleries, "The Harry W. Bass, Jr. Collection, Part IV Sale", November 20-21, 2000, Lot 449, illustrated, sold for $1,150.00  From Abe Kosoff's sale of the Shuford Collection, April 1968, Lot 2084

Net AU-50, sharpness of MS-60, brushed.  Ex - Bowers and Merena Galleries, "The Harry W. Bass, Jr. Collection, Part IV Sale", November 20-21, 2000, Lot 447, not illustrated, sold for $3,220.00  From Abner Kreisberg's sale of November 1970, Lot 1730

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