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1905 FIVE DOLLARS
OR HALF EAGLE

PCGS Nos: 8411, 8500

Mintage:

Circulation strikes: 302,200
Proofs: 108

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 - Heritage Numismatic Auctions, Inc.'s "Philadelphia 2000 Signature Sale", August 6-7, 2000, Lot 7302, illustrated, sold for $19,550.00

PCGS Proof-65.  Ex - Bowers and Merena Galleries, "The Harry W. Bass, Jr. Collection, Part IV Sale", November 20-21, 2000, Lot 574, "Re-cut 5", illustrated, sold for $19,550.00   Purchased from Abe Kosoff, July 12, 1972

PCGS MS-64.  Ex - Ira & Larry Goldberg Coins & Collectibles, Inc.'s "The California Sale", October 2-3, 2000, Lot 963 at $644.00

NGC MS-64.  Ex - Bowers & Merena Galleries' "The Lake Geneva Sale", June 28-29, 2001, Lot 1296, not illustrated, sold for $782.00

NGC MS-64.  Ex - Bowers & Merena Galleries' "The Lake Geneva Sale", June 28-29, 2001, Lot 1297, not illustrated, sold for $782.00

PCGS MS-63.  Ex - Heritage Numismatic Auctions, Inc.'s "Philadelphia 2000 Signature Sale", August 6-7, 2000, Lot 7297, not illustrated, sold for $402.50

PCGS MS-63.  Ex- Heritage Numismatic Auctions, Inc.'s "October 2000 Long Beach Sale" October 5-7, 2000, Lot 7651, not illustrated, sold for $402.50

PCGS MS-63.  Ex - Bowers and Merena Galleries' Robert W. Schwan Collection Sale, October 26-27, 2000, Lot 2398 Not Sold

PCGS MS-63.  Ex - Bowers & Merena Galleries' "The Cabinet of Lucien M. LaRiviere, Part II", March 15-17, 2001, Lot 166 sold for $483.00

NGC MS-63.  Ex - Heritage Numismatic Auctions, Inc.'s, "Summer 2001 Long Beach Signature Sale", May 31-June 2, 2001, Lot 9030, not plated, sold for $460.00

Brilliant Uncirculated.  Ex - Stack's "65th Anniversary Sale", October 17-19, 2000, Lot 1776, not plated, sold for $218.50

Notes:
The finest Uncirculated examples graded by PCGS are 4 MS-66's.

The finest Proof examples graded by PCGS are 7 PR-65's.

The finest Proof Cameo examples graded by PCGS are 2 PRCA-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