1890 FIVE DOLLARS
OR HALF EAGLE
PCGS Nos: 8375, 8485
Circulation strikes: 4,240
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-66. Ex - Heritage
Numismatic Auctions, Inc.'s, "Summer 2001 Long Beach Signature
Sale", May 31-June 2, 2001, Lot 9041, plated, unsold
NGC MS-66. Ex - Bowers & Merena Galleries' "The Cabinet of
Lucien M. LaRiviere, Part III", May 21, 2001, Lot 241, illustrated,
sold for $18,400.00
PCGS Proof-65. Ex - Bowers and
Merena Galleries, "The Harry W. Bass, Jr. Collection, Part IV
Sale", November 20-21, 2000, Lot 555, illustrated, sold for
$19,555.00 From Stack's sale of the Alto
Collection, December 1970, Lot 267; from Max B. Mehl's sale of the W.F.
Dunham Collection, 1941, Lot 2169
The finest Uncirculated example graded by PCGS is a single MS-66.
The finest Proof example
graded by PCGS is a single PR-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