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1904-S FIVE DOLLARS
OR HALF EAGLE

PCGS No: 8410

Mintage:

Circulation strikes: 97,000 
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

Significant examples:
PCGS MS-67.  Ex - Bowers & Merena Galleries' "The Rarities Sale", January 3, 2001, Lot 528, illustrated, not sold

Recent appearances:
PCGS MS-65.  Ex - Heritage Numismatic Auctions, Inc.'s "Philadelphia 2000 Signature Sale", August 6-7, 2000, Lot 7296, illustrated, not sold

NGC MS-64.  Ex - Superior Galleries' "The ANA 2001 National Money Show Auction", March 8-9, 2001, Lot 836, unsold

MS-60.  Ex - Ira & Larry Goldberg Coins & Collectibles, Inc.'s "Benson Collection, Part I", February 16, 18-20, 2001, Lot 4045, illustrated, sold for $356.00  Purchased from Superior Galleries, Burghoff Sale, 1/80:759

NGC AU-58.  Ex - Heritage Numismatic Auctions, Inc.'s "Philadelphia 2000 Signature Sale", August 6-7, 2000, Lot 7295, not illustrated, sold for $373.75

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

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