1795 $5 Large Eagle AU50

CERTIFICATION#: -26242
PCGS#: 8075

Owner's Comments

Estimated grade. Ex. Appleton; Mickley; Woodward (1883) Sold by Bowers & Ruddy Nov '79 Price realized $27500

Expert Comments

David Akers (1975/88): This is only the third rarest date of this type, but it is unquestionably the most popular and in great demand. Since there are 16 stars on the reverse and the 16th state (Tennessee) was not admitted to the Union until June 1, 1796, it is evident that the 1795 Heraldic Eagle was not struck until at least 1797 and possibly even later. Its exact mintage figure is therefore unknown and is included in the figures for 1797 or 1798, most likely the latter.

Very rare and popular in any condition, this coin is probably a high R-5 with approximately 35-40 specimens known. Most are quite well preserved, EF or better, and a few fairly choice uncs exist.

 

Diameter: 25.00 millimeters Designer: Robert Scot Edge: Reeded
Mintage: 500 Weight: 8.75 grams Metal Content: 91.7% Gold, 8.3% Copper
10
11,500
12
12,500
15
13,500
20
17,500
25
20,000
30
22,500
35
25,000
40
30,000
45
35,000
2
45+
37,500
50+
50,000
53
57,500
53+
60,000
55
70,000
1
55+
75,000
58+
90,000
60
100,000
62+
165,000
63
210,000
2
63+
225,000
64
295,000
1

Rarity and Survival Estimates

Grades Survival Estimate Numismatic Rarity Relative Rarity by Type Relative Rarity by Series
All Grades 55 R-8.4 5 / 18 TIE 8 / 23 TIE
60 or Better 30 R-8.9 7 / 18 10 / 23
65 or Better 1 R-10.0 1 / 18 TIE 1 / 23 TIE

Condition Census

Pos Grade Thumbnail Pedigree and History
1 MS64 PCGS grade  
2 MS63 PCGS grade  
2 MS63 PCGS grade  
4 MS62 PCGS grade  

Essex Palm Collection - Heritage 1/2007:3494, $126,500 - Dr. James Olsen Collection - Heritage 1/2013:5862, $129,250

4 MS62 PCGS grade