1872 FIVE DOLLARS
OR HALF EAGLE
PCGS Nos: 8325, 8467
Circulation strikes: 1,660
Gold - 90%
Other - 10%
grains (8.24 grams)
Mintmark: None (for
Philadelphia, PA) below the eagle on the reverse
Images courtesy of Heritage
Proof (illustrated above).
Ex - Trompeter collection.
Proof-63. Ex - Bowers and
Merena Galleries, "The Harry W. Bass, Jr. Collection, Part IV
Sale", November 20-21, 2000, Lot 514, illustrated, sold for
$12,650.00 From Stack's portion of
the Garrett Collection, March 1976, Lot 448
PCGS MS-64. Ex - Heritage
Numismatic Auctions, Inc.'s "Philadelphia 2000 Signature Sale",
August 6-7, 2000, Lot 7257, illustrated, sold for $18,975.00
The finest Uncirculated examples graded by PCGS are 2 MS-64's.
The finest Proof example
graded by PCGS is a single PR-66.
"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