1886 FIVE DOLLARS
OR HALF EAGLE
PCGS Nos: 8369, 8481, 88481,
Circulation strikes: 388,360
Gold - 90%
Other - 10%
grains (8.24 grams)
Mintmark: None (for
Philadelphia, PA) below the eagle on the reverse
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Proof (illustrated above).
Ex - Trompeter collection.
PCGS Proof-65. Ex - Bowers and
Merena Galleries, "The Harry W. Bass, Jr. Collection, Part IV
Sale", November 20-21, 2000, Lot 550, illustrated, sold for
$29,900.00 From Stack's sale of
the Alto Collection, December 1970, Lot 259; formerly in B. Max Mehl's
sale of the W. F. Dunham Collection, 1941, Lot 2165
NGC MS-63. Ex - Heritage
Numismatic Auctions, Inc.'s "Philadelphia 2000 Signature Sale",
August 6-7, 2000, Lot 7271, not illustrated, sold for $891.25
Choice Extremely Fine. Ex- Stack's "The September Sale",
September 12-13, 2000, Lot 1568 @$126.50
The finest Uncirculated example graded by PCGS is a single MS-66.
The finest Proof example
graded by PCGS is a single PR-66.
The finest Deep Cameo Proof
example graded by PCGS is a single PRDC-65.
"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