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1894 Liberty Head Half Eagle Obverse     1894 Liberty Head Half Eagle Reverse
 


1894 FIVE DOLLARS
OR HALF EAGLE

PCGS Nos: 8387, 8489, 88489, 98489

Mintage:

Circulation strikes: 957,880
Proofs: 75

Designer: Christian Gobrecht

Diameter: ±21.65 millimeters

Metal content:
Gold - 90%
Other - 10%

Weight: 129 grains (8.24 grams)

Edge: Reeded

Mintmark: None (for Philadelphia) below the eagle on the reverse

Images courtesy of Heritage Numismatic Auctions

Notes:
The finest Uncirculated example graded by PCGS is a single MS-67.

The finest Proof example graded by PCGS is a single PR-66.

The finest Cameo Proof example graded by PCGS is a single PRCA-64.

The finest Deep Cameo Proof examples graded by PCGS are 2 PRDC-64's.

Significant examples:
Proof (illustrated above).  Ex - Trompeter collection.

Recent appearances:
NGC Proof-64 Cameo.  Ex – Auctions by Bowers & Merena, Inc. "Rarities Sale", January 7, 2003, Lot 686, illustrated - American Numismatic Rarities, LLC’s “The Classics Sale,” July 25, 2003, Lot 726, illustrated, sold for $13,800.00  Ex - From David Aker's sale of the John Pittman Collection, October 1997, Lot 1061.  Purchased by Pittman from Pine Tree's GENA Sale, September 1973, Lot 512.

Proof-62.  Ex - Bowers and Merena Galleries, "The Harry W. Bass, Jr. Collection, Part IV Sale", November 20-21, 2000, Lot 562, illustrated, sold for $6,900.00  From Quality Sales Corporation's sale of September 1973, Lot 1206

PCGS MS-64.  Ex - Ira & Larry Goldberg Coins & Collectibles, Inc.'s "The California Sale", October 2-3, 2000, Lot 944, sold for $2,300.00

About Uncirculated.  Ex - Stack's "The University of Notre Dame Sale", March 20-21, 2001, Lot 1138, not plated, sold for $126.50

Sources and/or recommended reading:
"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