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1903 FIVE DOLLARS
OR HALF EAGLE

PCGS Nos: 8407, 8498, 88498

Mintage:

Circulation strikes: 226,870
Proofs: 154

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

Significant examples:
NGC Proof-68 Cameo.  Ex - Ira & Larry Goldberg Coin & Collectibles' "The Fairchild Family Trust Collection Sale", May 28-30, 2001, Lot 1446, illustrated, sold for $66,125.00  The Finest Graded

Recent appearances:
PCGS Proof-63.  Ex - Bowers and Merena Galleries, "The Harry W. Bass, Jr. Collection, Part IV Sale", November 20-21, 2000, Lot 572, illustrated, sold for $8,050.00  From Stack's portion of the Garrett Collection, March 1976,  Lot 546

NGC MS-63.  Ex- Heritage Numismatic Auctions, Inc.'s "October 2000 Long Beach Sale" October 5-7, 2000, Lot 7647, not illustrated, sold for $391.00

MS-62.  Ex- Heritage Numismatic Auctions, Inc.'s "October 2000 Long Beach Sale" October 5-7, 2000, Lot 7114, not illustrated, sold for $161.00

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

The finest Proof example graded by PCGS is a single PR-67.

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