1898 FIVE DOLLARS
OR HALF EAGLE
PCGS Nos: 8396, 8493, 88493
Circulation strikes: 633,420
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-64. Ex - Bowers and
Merena Galleries, "The Harry W. Bass, Jr. Collection, Part IV
Sale", November 20-21, 2000, Lot 567, illustrated, sold for
$10,925.00 From Harmer-Rooke's
sale of October 1970, Lot 3199
PCGS MS-64. Ex- Heritage
Numismatic Auctions, Inc.'s "October 2000 Long Beach Sale"
October 5-7, 2000, Lot 7632, not illustrated, sold for $1,035.00
MS-63. Ex - Bowers and Merena Galleries' Robert W. Schwan Collection
Sale, October 26-27, 2000, Lot 2381, unsold
Uncirculated. Ex - Stack's "65th Anniversary Sale",
October 17-19, 2000, Lot 1764, not plated, sold for $218.50
Brilliant Uncirculated. Ex - Stack's "The University of Notre
Dame Sale", March 20-21, 2001, Lot 1145, not plated, sold for $161.00
The finest Uncirculated example graded by PCGS is a single MS-66.
The finest Proof example
graded by PCGS is a single PR-67.
The finest Deep Cameo Proof
examples graded by PCGS are 4 PRDC-64's.
"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