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1871-S FIVE DOLLARS
OR HALF EAGLE

PCGS No: 8324

Mintage:

Circulation strikes: 25,000
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, CA) below the eagle on the reverse

Recent appearances:
PCGS AU-58.  Ex - Bowers and Merena Galleries, "The Harry W. Bass, Jr. Collection, Part IV Sale", November 20-21, 2000, Lot 512, "Repunched Date", illustrated, sold for $5,520.00  From Stack's sale of the Miles Collection, October 1968, Lot 486

AU-50.  Ex - Bowers and Merena Galleries, "The Harry W. Bass, Jr. Collection, Part IV Sale", November 20-21, 2000, Lot 513, "Repunched Date", illustrated, not sold  Purchased from Stanley Kesselman, April 28, 1967

Notes:
The finest examples graded by PCGS are 4 MS-61's.

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