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1906-S FIVE DOLLARS
OR HALF EAGLE

PCGS No: 8415

Mintage:

Circulation strikes: 598,000
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.  Ex - Bowers & Merena Galleries' "The Rarities Sale", January 3, 2001, Lot 531, illustrated, not sold

ANACS MS-64.  Ex- Heritage Numismatic Auctions, Inc.'s "October 2000 Long Beach Sale" October 5-7, 2000, Lot 7653, not illustrated, sold for $2,185.00

NGC AU-58, Choice About Uncirculated.  Ex - Stack's "65th Anniversary Sale", October 17-19, 2000, Lot 1778, not plated, sold for $149.50

Very Fine.  Ex - Stack's "The University of Notre Dame Sale", March 20-21, 2001, Lot 1176, not plated, sold for $115.00

Notes:
The finest examples graded by PCGS are 2 MS-67'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