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1902 FIVE DOLLARS
OR HALF EAGLE

PCGS Nos: 8405, 8497, 88497

Mintage:

Circulation strikes: 172,400
Proofs: 162

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-64.  Ex - Bowers and Merena Galleries, "The Harry W. Bass, Jr. Collection, Part IV Sale", November 20-21, 2000, Lot 571, illustrated, sold for $14,950.00  From Stack's sale of the Scanlon Collection, October 1973, Lot 2400

NGC Proof-64.  Ex - Ira & Larry Goldberg Coin & Collectibles' "The Fairchild Family Trust Collection Sale", May 28-30, 2001, Lot 1442, illustrated, sold for $14,950.00

PCGS MS-66.  Offered by North American Certified Trading in the October 22, 2001 issue of Coin World for $7,750.00

NGC MS-64.  Ex - Heritage Numismatic Auctions, Inc.'s "Philadelphia 2000 Signature Sale", August 6-7, 2000, Lot 7290, not illustrated, not sold

NGC MS-63.  Ex - Ira & Larry Goldberg Coins & Collectibles, Inc.'s "The California Sale", October 2-3, 2000, Lot 957, sold for $374.00

Brilliant Uncirculated, on the cusp of the Choice category with boldly glowing lustre.  Ex - Stack's "65th Anniversary Sale", October 17-19, 2000, Lot 1772, not plated, sold for $230.00

About Uncirculated.  Ex - Stack's "The University of Notre Dame Sale", March 20-21, 2001, Lot 1164, not plated, sold for $138.00

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

The finest Proof examples graded by PCGS are 4 PR-65's.

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

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