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1901 FIVE DOLLARS
OR HALF EAGLE

PCGS Nos: 8402, 8496, 88496, 98496

Mintage:

Circulation strikes: 615,900
Proofs: 140

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

Recent appearances:
PCGS Proof-65.  Ex - Bowers and Merena Galleries, "The Harry W. Bass, Jr. Collection, Part IV Sale", November 20-21, 2000, Lot 570, illustrated, sold for $19,550.00  From Quality Sales Corporation's sale of November 1972, Lot 1192

NGC MS-66.  Ex - Bowers and Merena Galleries' Robert W. Schwan Collection Sale, October 26-27, 2000, Lot 2388 at $3,910.00

NGC MS-64.  Ex- Heritage Numismatic Auctions, Inc.'s "October 2000 Long Beach Sale" October 5-7, 2000, Lot 7643, not illustrated, sold for $632.50

NGC MS-64.  Ex - Ira & Larry Goldberg Coins & Collectibles, Inc.'s "The California Sale", October 2-3, 2000, Lot 951 at $632.00

MS-63.  Ex - Bowers and Merena Galleries' Robert W. Schwan Collection Sale, October 26-27, 2000, Lot 2389 at $368.00

MS-60.  Ex - Ira & Larry Goldberg Coins & Collectibles, Inc.'s "Benson Collection, Part I", February 16, 18-20, 2001, Lot 4042, not illustrated, sold for $299.00

Choice Brilliant Uncirculated.  Ex- Stack's "The September Sale", September 12-13, 2000, Lot 1585 at $241.50

Choice About Uncirculated.  Ex- Stack's "The September Sale", September 12-13, 2000, Lot 1586 at $161.00

AU-55.  Ex- Heritage Numismatic Auctions, Inc.'s "October 2000 Long Beach Sale" October 5-7, 2000, Lot 7113, not illustrated, sold for $132.25

Brilliant Uncirculated, virtually Choice.  Ex - Stack's "65th Anniversary Sale", October 17-19, 2000, Lot 1771, not plated, sold for $230.00

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-65.

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

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