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Obverse of 1908-S Half Eagle     Reverse of 1908-S Half Eagle


1908-S $5 OR HALF EAGLE

PCGS No: 8512

Mintage:

Circulation strikes: 82,000
Proofs: 0

Designer: Bela Lyon Pratt

Diameter: 21.6 millimeters

Metal Content:
Gold - 90%
Copper - 10%

Weight: 129 grains (8.24 grams)

Edge: Reeded

Mintmark: "S" (for San Francisco) left of the arrowheads on the reverse

Images courtesy of Superior Galleries

Notes:
The finest examples graded by PCGS are 7 MS-67's.

Recent appearances:
PCGS MS-66.  Ex - Heritage Numismatic Auctions, Inc.'s "Philadelphia 2000 Signature Sale", August 6-7, 2000, Lot 7306, illustrated, not sold

PCGS MS-66 (illustrated above).  Ex - Superior Galleries' "The ANA 2001 National Money Show Auction", March 8-9, 2001, Lot 838, plated, unsold, "PCGS holder 6587995"

PCGS MS-65.  Ex - Bowers and Merena Galleries "The Rarities Sale", July 31, 2002, Lot 828, illustrated, sold for $12,650.00

NGC AU-58.  Ex - Superior Galleries' "The ANA 2001 National Money Show Auction", March 8-9, 2001, Lot 839, sold for $632.50

NGC AU-58.  Ex - Bowers & Merena Galleries' "The Cabinet of Lucien M. LaRiviere, Part III", May 21, 2001, Lot 250, illustrated, sold for $1,035.00

ANACS AU-55.  Ex - Heritage Numismatic Auctions, Inc.'s, "Summer 2001 Long Beach Signature Sale", May 31-June 2, 2001, Lot 9045, not plated, unsold

NGC AU-50.  Ex - Bowers & Merena Galleries' "The Cabinet of Lucien M. LaRiviere, Part II", March 15-17, 2001, Lot 173, sold for $402.50

Sources and/or recommended reading:
"The PCGS Population Report, July 2003" by The Professional Coin Grading Service