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1882 Liberty Head Half Eagle Obverse     1882 Liberty Head Half Eagle Reverse
 


1882 FIVE DOLLARS
OR HALF EAGLE

PCGS Nos: 8358, 8477, 88477, 98477

Mintage:

Circulation strikes: 2,514,520
Proofs: 48

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, PA) below the eagle on the reverse

Images courtesy of Heritage Numismatic Auctions

Significant examples:
Proof (illustrated above).  Ex - Trompeter collection.

NGC Proof-66 Ultra Cameo.  Offered by Albanese Rare Coins, Inc. in the December 30, 2003 issue of Numismatic News for $59,500.00

Recent appearances:
PCGS Proof-65.  Ex - Bowers and Merena Galleries, "The Harry W. Bass, Jr. Collection, Part IV Sale", November 20-21, 2000, Lot 544, illustrated, sold for $25,300.00 From Harmer, Rooke's sale of October 1970, Lot 3190

NGC MS-64.  Ex - Ira & Larry Goldberg Coins & Collectibles, Inc.'s "The California Sale", October 2-3, 2000, Lot 930 at $632.00

NGC MS-64.  Ex - Bowers & Merena Galleries' "The Lake Geneva Sale", June 28-29, 2001, Lot 1277, not illustrated, sold for $747.50

PCGS MS-63.  Ex - Heritage Numismatic Auctions, Inc.'s "Philadelphia 2000 Signature Sale", August 6-7, 2000, Lot 7269, not illustrated, sold for $379.50

NGC MS-63.  Ex - Bowers and Merena Galleries' Robert W. Schwan Collection Sale, October 26-27, 2000, Lot 2364 Not Sold

PCGS MS-63.  Ex - Heritage Numismatic Auctions, Inc.'s, "Summer 2001 Long Beach Signature Sale", May 31-June 2, 2001, Lot 9003, not plated, sold for $460.00

NGC MS-63.  Ex - Bowers & Merena Galleries' "The Lake Geneva Sale", June 28-29, 2001, Lot 1278, not illustrated, sold for $414.00

PCGS MS-62.  Ex- Heritage Numismatic Auctions, Inc.'s "October 2000 Long Beach Sale" October 5-7, 2000, Lot 7612, not illustrated, sold for $228.85

Brilliant Uncirculated.  Ex- Stack's "The September Sale", September 12-13, 2000, Lot 1565 at $184.00

Choice Brilliant Uncirculated.  Ex - Stack's "65th Anniversary Sale", October 17-19, 2000, Lot 1752, not plated, sold for $402.50

Notes:
The finest Uncirculated examples graded by PCGS are 4 MS-65's.

The finest Proof examples graded by PCGS are 2 PR-65's.

The finest Cameo Proof examples graded by PCGS are 2 PRCA-65'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

 
 

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