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1875 FIVE DOLLARS
OR HALF EAGLE

PCGS Nos: 8336, 8470, 88470

Mintage:

Circulation strikes: 200
Proofs: 20

Designer: Christian Gobrecht

Diameter: 21.65 millimeters

Metal content:
Gold - 90%
Other - 10%

Weight: 129 grains (8.24 grams)

Edge: Reeded

Mintmark: None (for Philadelphia) below the eagle on the reverse

Notes:
The finest circulation strike examples graded by PCGS are 2 AU-53's.

The finest Proof example graded by PCGS is a single PR-65.

The finest Cameo Proof examples graded by PCGS are 3 PRCA-64's.

Significant examples:
PCGS Proof-64 Cameo.  Ex - Bowers and Merena Galleries "The Rarities Sale", July 31, 2002, Lot 816, illustrated, sold for $62,100.00

Recent appearances:
PCGS Proof-64.  Ex - Heritage Numismatic Auctions, Inc.'s, "Summer 2001 Long Beach Signature Sale", May 31-June 2, 2001, Lot 9039, plated, unsold

PCGS AU-53.  Ex - Bowers and Merena Galleries, "The Harry W. Bass, Jr. Collection, Part IV Sale", November 20-21, 2000, Lot 526, illustrated, sold for $35,650.00  Purchased from Paramount, October 28, 1968; finest graded by PCGS

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