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1882-S FIVE DOLLARS
OR HALF EAGLE

PCGS No: 8360

Mintage:

Circulation strikes: 969,000
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 MS-63.  Ex- Heritage Numismatic Auctions, Inc.'s "October 2000 Long Beach Sale" October 5-7, 2000, Lot 7613, not illustrated, sold for $414.00

MS-63.  Ex - Bowers and Merena Galleries, "The Harry W. Bass, Jr. Collection, Part IV Sale", November 20-21, 2000, Lot 546, not illustrated, not sold  From Stack's sale of Miles Collection, October 1968, Lot 518

NGC MS-63.  Ex - Ira & Larry Goldberg Coins & Collectibles, Inc.'s "The California Sale", October 2-3, 2000, Lot 931 @$690.00

ICG NS-62, Brilliant Uncirculated and nearly Choice.  Ex - Stack's "65th Anniversary Sale", October 17-19, 2000, Lot 1754, not plated, sold for $230.00

Notes:
The finest example graded by PCGS is a single MS-66.

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