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1900 Liberty Head Half Eagle Obverse     1900 Liberty Head Half Eagle Reverse
 


1900 FIVE DOLLARS
OR HALF EAGLE

PCGS Nos: 8400, 8495, 88495, 98495

Mintage:

Circulation strikes: 1,405,500
Proofs: 230

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, PA) below the eagle on the reverse

Images courtesy of Heritage Numismatic Auctions

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

Recent appearances:
PCGS Proof-66.  Ex - Bowers and Merena Galleries, "The Harry W. Bass, Jr. Collection, Part IV Sale", November 20-21, 2000, Lot 569, illustrated, sold for $36,800.00  From Stack's sale of November 1974, Lot 559

PCGS Proof-62.  Ex - Bowers & Merena Galleries' "The Cabinet of Lucien M. LaRiviere, Part III", May 21, 2001, Lot 246, illustrated, sold for $5,060.00

NGC MS-65.  Ex - Heritage Numismatic Auctions, Inc.'s "Philadelphia 2000 Signature Sale", August 6-7, 2000, Lot 7289, illustrated, sold for $3,105.00

PCGS MS-64.  Ex- Heritage Numismatic Auctions, Inc.'s "October 2000 Long Beach Sale" October 5-7, 2000, Lot 7641, not illustrated, sold for $621.00

PCGS MS-64.  Ex - Bowers and Merena Galleries' Robert W. Schwan Collection Sale, October 26-27, 2000, Lot 2385, unsold

MS-64.  Ex - Ira & Larry Goldberg Coins & Collectibles, Inc.'s "Benson Collection, Part I", February 16, 18-20, 2001, Lot 4038, illustrated, sold for $977.00

NGC MS-64, Choice Brilliant Uncirculated, nearly a full Gem specimen.  Ex - Stack's "65th Anniversary Sale", October 17-19, 2000, Lot 1768, not plated, unsold

NGC MS-64.  Ex - Bowers & Merena Galleries' "The Lake Geneva Sale", June 28-29, 2001, Lot 1289, not illustrated, sold for $782.00

MS-64.  Ex - Bowers & Merena Galleries' "The Lake Geneva Sale", June 28-29, 2001, Lot 1290, not illustrated, not sold

PCGS MS-63.  Ex- Heritage Numismatic Auctions, Inc.'s "October 2000 Long Beach Sale" October 5-7, 2000, Lot 7640, not illustrated, sold for $368.00

Choice Brilliant Uncirculated.  Ex - Stack's "The University of Notre Dame Sale", March 20-21, 2001, Lot 1149, plated, sold for $184.00

Choice Brilliant Uncirculated.  Ex - Stack's "The University of Notre Dame Sale", March 20-21, 2001, Lot 1150, not plated sold for $161.00

MS-60 Plus.  Ex - Ira & Larry Goldberg Coins & Collectibles, Inc.'s "Benson Collection, Part I", February 16, 18-20, 2001, Lot 4039, not illustrated, sold for $144.00

Brilliant Uncirculated.  Ex- Stack's "The September Sale", September 12-13, 2000, Lot 1583, sold for $184.00

Brilliant Uncirculated.  Ex - Stack's "The University of Notre Dame Sale", March 20-21, 2001, Lot 1151, not plated, sold for $218.50

Brilliant Uncirculated.  Ex - Stack's "The University of Notre Dame Sale", March 20-21, 2001, Lot 1152, not plated, sold for $230.00

Brilliant Uncirculated.  Ex - Stack's "The University of Notre Dame Sale", March 20-21, 2001, Lot 1153, not plated, sold for $184.00

Brilliant Uncirculated.  Ex - Stack's "The University of Notre Dame Sale", March 20-21, 2001, Lot 1154, not plated, sold for $172.50

Brilliant Uncirculated.  Ex - Stack's "The University of Notre Dame Sale", March 20-21, 2001, Lot 1155, not plated, sold for $184.00

Brilliant Uncirculated.  Ex - Stack's "The University of Notre Dame Sale", March 20-21, 2001, Lot 1156, not plated, sold for $195.50

Brilliant Uncirculated.  Ex - Stack's "The University of Notre Dame Sale", March 20-21, 2001, Lot 1157, not plated, sold for $149.50

Brilliant Uncirculated, nearly Choice.  Ex - Stack's "65th Anniversary Sale", October 17-19, 2000, Lot 1769, not plated, sold for $195.50

NGC AU-58, Choice About Uncirculated.  Ex - Stack's "65th Anniversary Sale", October 17-19, 2000, Lot 1770, not plated, sold for $161.00

About Uncirculated.  Ex- Stack's "The September Sale", September 12-13, 2000, Lot 1584, sold for $126.50

About Uncirculated.  Ex - Stack's "The University of Notre Dame Sale", March 20-21, 2001, Lot  1158, not plated, sold for $149.50

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

The finest Proof examples graded by PCGS are 3 PR-66's.

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

The finest Deep Cameo Proof example graded by PCGS is a single PRDC-68.

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