1834 $5 Capped Bust, Crosslet 4 MS62

CERTIFICATION#: 02791358
PCGS#: 8161

Owner's Comments

Eliasberg, Keston

Expert Comments

David Akers (1975/88): This is one of the rarest coins of this type. It appeared at auction as infrequently in all grades as the highly touted 1832 13 Stars and actually had fewer appearances in Unc than the 1832 13 Stars. It is more rare than the 1830 Small 5D, 1831 Large 5D, 1833 or 1834 Plain 4, and is of almost the same rarity as the 1830 Large 5D. Unlike some dates of this type which are often weakly struck on the eagle, the 1834 Crosslet 4 Half Eagles I have seen (the 1834 Plain 4 coins also) have almost always been well struck.

 

 

Diameter: 23.80 millimeters Designer: Robert Scot & John Reich Edge: Reeded
Mintage: 50,141 Weight: 8.75 grams Metal Content: 91.7% Gold, 8.3% Copper

Rarity and Survival Estimates

Grades Survival Estimate Numismatic Rarity Relative Rarity by Type Relative Rarity by Series
All Grades 45 R-8.6 9 / 9 27 / 42
60 or Better 16 R-9.3 5 / 9 TIE 18 / 42 TIE
65 or Better 2 R-9.9 1 / 9 TIE 3 / 42 TIE

Condition Census

Pos Grade Thumbnail Pedigree and History
1 MS64 PCGS grade  
2 MS63 PCGS grade  
2 MS63 PCGS grade  
2 MS63 estimated grade   Stack’s 1/2005:3361, $172,500 - Stack’s 10/2005:1237, $172,500
2 MS63 estimated grade  

John W. Haseltine 6/1883 - Garrett Collection - Johns Hopkins University - Bowers & Ruddy 11/1979:477 - Freedom Collection - Heritage 1/2007:3540, $109,250 - Heritage 4/2007:1699, $103,500