1888 FIVE DOLLARS
OR HALF EAGLE
PCGS Nos: 8372, 8483, 88483
Circulation strikes: 18,201
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 553, illustrated, sold for
$25,300.00 From Stack's sale of
the Alto Collection, December 1970, Lot 264; Formerly in B. Max Mehl's
sale of the W. F. Dunham Collection, 1941, Lot 2167
NGC Proof-64. Ex - Heritage Numismatic Auctions, Inc.'s,
"Summer 2001 Long Beach Signature Sale", May 31-June 2, 2001,
Lot 9040, plated, sold for $11,212.50 Sold on behalf on the
PCGS MS-63. Ex- Heritage
Numismatic Auctions, Inc.'s "October 2000 Long Beach Sale"
October 5-7, 2000, Lot 7622, not illustrated, sold for $1,265.00
The finest Uncirculated example graded by PCGS is a single MS-65.
The finest Proof examples
graded by PCGS are 3 PR-65's.
The finest Cameo Proof example
graded by PCGS is a single PRCA-66.
"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