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Obverse of 1911-S Half Eagle     Reverse of 1911-S Half Eagle


1911-S $5 OR HALF EAGLE

PCGS No: 8522

Mintage:

Circulation strikes: 1,416,000
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 David Akers Numismatics, Inc.

Notes:
The finest example graded by PCGS is a single MS-66.

Significant examples:
(illustrated above).  Ex - John Jay Pittman - David Akers Numismatics, Inc. "The John Jay Pittman Collection", illustrated

Recent appearances:
PCGS MS-65.  Ex - Bowers & Merena Galleries' "The Rarities Sale", January 3, 2001, Lot 542, illustrated, not sold

NGC MS-60.  Ex - Bowers and Merena Galleries' Robert W. Schwan Collection Sale, October 26-27, 2000, Lot 2424, unsold

Brilliant Uncirculated.  Ex - Stack's "65th Anniversary Sale", October 17-19, 2000, Lot 1795, "Minor rim bruise at star 6 describe this R-6 San Francisco Mint coin", plated, sold for $546.25

PCGS AU-58.  Ex - Ira & Larry Goldberg Coins & Collectibles, Inc.'s "The California Sale", October 2-3, 2000, Lot 1004, sold for $391.00

EF-40.  Ex - Ira & Larry Goldberg Coins & Collectibles, Inc.'s "Benson Collection, Part I", February 16, 18-20, 2001, Lot 4060, not illustrated, sold for $172.00

Extremely Fine.  Ex - Stack's "The University of Notre Dame Sale", March 20-21, 2001, Lot 1207, not plated, sold for $201.25

VF-20.  Ex - Ira & Larry Goldberg Coin & Collectibles' "The Fairchild Family Trust Collection Sale", May 28-30, 2001, Lot 1461, not illustrated, sold for $150.00

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