1867 FIVE DOLLARS
OR HALF EAGLE
PCGS Nos: 8313, 8462, 88462
Circulation strikes: 6,870
Gold - 90%
Other - 10%
grains (8.24 grams)
Mintmark: None (for
Philadelphia, Pennsylvania) below the eagle on the reverse
Images courtesy of Heritage
The 1867 Half Eagle is very scarce in all grades and extremely rare in
Uncirculated condition. Most examples seen are in Extremely Fine
condition (or less). About Uncirculated examples are scarce but
enough exist to satisfy collector demand and keep prices in the affordable
range. The finest (and only) Uncirculated example graded by PCGS is a single MS-61.
Proof 1867 Half Eagles are also extremely rare due to their reported
mintage of a mere 50 pieces, but several Choice to Gem
Proofs are known. For example, the finest Proof examples
graded by PCGS are 3 PR-65's.
The finest Cameo Proof
examples graded by PCGS are 2 PRCA-64's.
NGC Proof-65 Ultra Cameo.
Offered by Albanese Rare Coins, Inc. in the December 30, 2003 issue of Numismatic
News for $65,000.00
Proof (illustrated above).
Ex - Trompeter collection.
PCGS Proof-65. Ex - Stack's portion of
the Garrett Collection, March 1976, Lot 418 - Bowers and
Merena Galleries, "The Harry W. Bass, Jr. Collection, Part IV
Sale", November 20-21, 2000, Lot 495, illustrated, sold for
(illustrated below). Ex - Paramount's 1969 ANA Sale, August 1969,
Lot 1972 - Bowers & Merena Galleries' sale of the Harry W. Bass, Jr.
collection, Part III, May 25-26, 2000, Lot 504, illustrated, where it was
described (in part) as follows: "AU-58 (PCGS)...light yellow gold
with a hint of green...lightly abraded and scratched, however, no
individual imperfection is particularly notable. This has every
appearance of a Proof and may have been struck in such manner...",
sold for $6,670.00 - offered at the October 2001 Long Beach Coin &
Collectibles Exposition by Mid-American Rare Coin Galleries for $5,250.00
"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