1891 FIVE DOLLARS
OR HALF EAGLE
PCGS Nos: 8377, 8486
Circulation strikes: 61,360
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-65. Ex - Bowers and
Merena Galleries, "The Harry W. Bass, Jr. Collection, Part IV
Sale", November 20-21, 2000, Lot 556, illustrated, sold for
$20,700.00 From Stack's sale of
the Alto Collection, December 1097, Lot 269; from Max B. Mehl's sale of
the W.F. Dunham Collection, 1941, Lot 2170
NGC MS-65. Ex - Heritage
Numismatic Auctions, Inc.'s "Philadelphia 2000 Signature Sale",
August 6-7, 2000, Lot 7277, illustrated, not sold
PCGS MS-64. Ex
– American Numismatic Rarities, LLC’s “The Classics Sale,”
July 25, 2003
723, illustrated, sold for $2,530.00
PCGS MS-64. Ex - Heritage Numismatic Auctions, Inc.'s
"Philadelphia 2000 Signature Sale", August 6-7, 2000, Lot 7276,
illustrated, not sold
The finest Uncirculated examples graded by PCGS are 21 MS-64's.
Proof 1891 Half Eagles were sold by the Mint as part of four-piece Gold
Proof Sets and/or they were available individually for $5.25 each! The finest Proof example
graded by PCGS is a single PR-65.
The finest Proof Cameo example
graded by PCGS is a single PRCA-67.
The finest Proof Deep Cameo
graded by PCGS is a single PRDC-64.
"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
"An Index of the Coins
& Medals of The Cabinet of the Mint of the United States at
Philadelphia" by R.A. McClure, Curator, 1891