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1869-S FIVE DOLLARS
OR HALF EAGLE

PCGS No: 8318

Mintage:

Circulation strikes: 31,000
Proofs: 0

Designer: Christian Gobrecht

Diameter: 21.65 millimeters

Metal content:
Gold - 90%
Other - 10%

Weight: 129 grains (8.24 grams)

Edge: Reeded

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

Notes:
The finest examples graded by PCGS is a single MS-62.

Significant examples:
PCGS MS-62.  Offered by Kagin's in the October 2004 "NUMISMATIST" (page 76) for $28,500.00

Recent appearances:
PCGS AU-55.  Ex - Bowers and Merena Galleries, "The Harry W. Bass, Jr. Collection, Part IV Sale", November 20-21, 2000, Lot 502, illustrated, sold for $6,325.00  Purchased from Stack's, May 19, 1971

NGC AU-50.  Ex- Heritage Numismatic Auctions, Inc.'s "October 2000 Long Beach Sale" October 5-7, 2000, Lot 7604, illustrated, not sold

PCGS EF-45.  Ex - Bowers and Merena Galleries, "The Harry W. Bass, Jr. Collection, Part IV Sale", November 20-21, 2000, Lot 503, illustrated, sold for $1,840.00  From Lester Merkin's sale of March 1969, Lot 311

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