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1894-O FIVE DOLLARS
OR HALF EAGLE

PCGS No: 8388

Mintage:

Circulation strikes: 16,600
Proofs: 0

Designer: Christian Gobrecht

Diameter: 21.65 millimeters

Metal content:
Gold - 90%
Other - 10%

Weight: 129 grains (8.24 grams)

Edge: Reeded

Mintmark: "O" (for New Orleans, LA) below the eagle on the reverse

Recent appearances:
MS-62.  Ex - Bowers and Merena Galleries, "The Harry W. Bass, Jr. Collection, Part IV Sale", November 20-21, 2000, Lot 563, illustrated, sold for $1,437.50  From Lester Merkin's sale of March 1969, Lot 357

AU-58.  Ex - Superior Galleries' "The ANA 2001 National Money Show Auction", March 8-9, 2001, Lot 831, unsold  Ex- Harry W. Bass, Jr.

Notes:
The finest example graded by PCGS is a single MS-63.

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