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1857-O FIVE DOLLARS
OR HALF EAGLE

PCGS No: 8274

Mintage:

Circulation strikes: 13,000
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:
PCGS AU-58.  Ex - Superior Galleries "Pre-Long Beach" Elite Coin Auction, May 25-27, 2003, Lot 3710, sold for $8,050.00

PCGS AU-58.  Ex - Ira & Larry Goldberg Coin & Collectibles' "The Fairchild Family Trust Collection Sale", May 28-30, 2001, Lot 1394, illustrated, sold for $6,325.00

EF-45.  Ex - Bowers and Merena Galleries, "The Harry W. Bass, Jr. Collection, Part IV Sale", November 20-21, 2000, Lot 466, illustrated, sold for $1,610.00  From Abe Kosoff's sale of the Shuford Collection, April 1968, Lot 2087

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