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Obverse of 1864-S Half Eagle     Reverse of 1864-S Half Eagle


1864-S FIVE DOLLARS
OR HALF EAGLE

PCGS No: 8297

Mintage:

Circulation strikes: 3,888
Proofs: 0

Designer: Christian Gobrecht

Diameter: 21.65 millimeters

Metal content:
Gold - 90%
Other - 10%

Weight: 129 grains (8.24 grams)

Edge: Reeded

Mintmark: "S" (for San Francisco, CA) below the eagle on the reverse

Images courtesy of Superior Galleries

Significant examples:
NGC EF-40 (illustrated above).  Superior Galleries' "Pre-Long Beach" Sale, June 5-7, 2000, Lot 2214 @ $14,950.00

Recent appearances:
EF-40.  Ex - Bowers and Merena Galleries, "The Harry W. Bass, Jr. Collection, Part IV Sale", November 20-21, 2000, Lot 490, illustrated, not sold  Purchased from Dr. Edward W.W. Lewis, August 20, 1968

Net EF-40, AU Details, Damaged, Cleaned.  Ex - Heritage Numismatic Auctions, Inc.'s, "Summer 2001 Long Beach Signature Sale", May 31-June 2, 2001, Lot 8987, plated, sold for $4,600.00

Notes:
The finest example graded by PCGS is a single MS-65.

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