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1903-S FIVE DOLLARS
OR HALF EAGLE

PCGS No: 8408

Mintage:

Circulation strikes: 1,855,000
Proofs: 0

Designer: Christian Gobrecht

Diameter: 21.65 millimeters

Metal content:
Gold - 90%
Other - 10%

Weight: 129 grains (8.24 grams)

Edge: Reeded

Mintmark: "S" (for San Francisco, CA) below the eagle on the reverse

Recent appearances:
NGC MS-65, Gem Brilliant Uncirculated.  Ex - Stack's "65th Anniversary Sale", October 17-19, 2000, Lot 1773, plated, unsold

ICG MS-64, Very Choice Brilliant Uncirculated.  
Ex - Stack's "65th Anniversary Sale", October 17-19, 2000, Lot 1774, not plated, sold for $431.25

PCGS MS-64.  Ex- Heritage Numismatic Auctions, Inc.'s "October 2000 Long Beach Sale" October 5-7, 2000, Lot 7648, not illustrated, sold for $621.00

PCGS MS-64.  Ex- Heritage Numismatic Auctions, Inc.'s "October 2000 Long Beach Sale" October 5-7, 2000, Lot 7649, not illustrated, sold for $1,265.00

NGC MS-64.  Ex - Ira & Larry Goldberg Coins & Collectibles, Inc.'s "The California Sale", October 2-3, 2000, Lot 960, sold for $690.00

PCGS MS-64.  Ex - Bowers & Merena Galleries' "The Lake Geneva Sale", June 28-29, 2001, Lot 1293, not illustrated, sold for $862.50

NGC MS-64.  Ex - Bowers & Merena Galleries' "The Lake Geneva Sale", June 28-29, 2001, Lot 1294, not illustrated, sold for $782.00

MS-63.  Ex - Bowers and Merena Galleries' Robert W. Schwan Collection Sale, October 26-27, 2000, Lot 2394, sold for $230.00

MS-63.  Ex - Bowers and Merena Galleries' Robert W. Schwan Collection Sale, October 26-27, 2000, Lot 2395, sold for $230.00

Choice Brilliant Uncirculated.  Ex- Stack's "The September Sale", September 12-13, 2000, Lot 1592, sold for $414.00

MS-62.  Ex - Heritage Numismatic Auctions, Inc.'s "Philadelphia 2000 Signature Sale", August 6-7, 2000, Lot 5690, not illustrated, sold for $172.50

MS-60 Plus.  Ex - Ira & Larry Goldberg Coins & Collectibles, Inc.'s "Benson Collection, Part I", February 16, 18-20, 2001, Lot 4043, not illustrated, sold for $460.00

Brilliant Uncirculated.  Ex - Stack's "The Marvin Taichert Collection of U.S. Type Coins", May 9, 2001, Lot 124, plated, sold for $345.00

Choice AU.  Ex - Stack's "The University of Notre Dame Sale", March 20-21, 2001, Lot 1166, not plated, sold for $161.00

EF-45.  Ex - Ira & Larry Goldberg Coins & Collectibles, Inc.'s "Benson Collection, Part I", February 16, 18-20, 2001, Lot 4044, not illustrated, sold for $126.00

Extremely Fine.  Ex- Stack's "The September Sale", September 12-13, 2000, Lot 1593, sold for $115.00

Extremely Fine.  Ex- Stack's "The September Sale", September 12-13, 2000, Lot 1594, sold for $126.50

Notes:
The finest examples graded by PCGS are 12 MS-66'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