1883 FIVE DOLLARS
OR HALF EAGLE
PCGS Nos: 8361, 8478
Circulation strikes: 233,400
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.
PCGS Proof-67. Ex - Bowers
and Merena Galleries, "The Harry W. Bass, Jr. Collection, Part IV
Sale", November 20-21, 2000, Lot 547, illustrated, sold for
$50,600.00 From Paramount's sale
of September 1971, Lot 1539; finest certified by PCGS
NGC MS-64. Ex- Heritage Numismatic
Auctions, Inc.'s "October 2000 Long Beach Sale" October 5-7,
2000, Lot 7615, illustrated, not sold
PCGS MS-63. Ex- Heritage Numismatic Auctions, Inc.'s "October
2000 Long Beach Sale" October 5-7, 2000, Lot 7614, not illustrated,
PCGS MS-63. Ex - Heritage Numismatic Auctions, Inc.'s, "Summer
2001 Long Beach Signature Sale", May 31-June 2, 2001, Lot 9005, not
ANACS AU-55. Ex - Ira & Larry Goldberg Coins & Collectibles,
Inc.'s "The California Sale", October 2-3, 2000, Lot 932
PCGS AU-53. Ex - Ira
& Larry Goldberg Coins & Collectibles, Inc.'s "Benson
Collection, Part I", February 16, 18-20, 2001, Lot 4028, not
illustrated, sold for $121.00
The finest Uncirculated example graded by PCGS is a single MS-66.
The finest Proof examples
graded by PCGS are 3 PR-65's.
The finest Deep Cameo Proof
example graded by PCGS is a single PRDC-67.
"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