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1912-S $5 OR HALF EAGLE

PCGS No: 8524

Mintage:

Circulation strikes: 392,000
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 

Recent appearances:
PCGS MS-64.  Ex - Bowers & Merena Galleries' "The Rarities Sale", January 3, 2001, Lot 544, illustrated, not sold

PCGS AU-58.  Ex - Bowers & Merena Galleries' "The Cabinet of Lucien M. LaRiviere, Part III", May 21, 2001, Lot 257, not illustrated, sold for $977.50

AU-55.  Ex - Bowers & Merena Galleries' "The Cabinet of Lucien M. LaRiviere, Part II", March 15-17, 2001, Lot 179, unsold

NGC AU-55.  Ex - Heritage Numismatic Auctions, Inc.'s, "Summer 2001 Long Beach Signature Sale", May 31-June 2, 2001, Lot 9050, not plated, unsold

Extremely Fine.  Ex - Stack's "The University of Notre Dame Sale", March 20-21, 2001, Lot 1210, not plated, sold for $172.50

Notes:
The finest example graded by PCGS is a single MS-65.

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