1829 $5 Small Size AU55

CERTIFICATION#: -26275
PCGS#: 8151

Owner's Comments

Estimated grade. Ex. Newlin (1884) Sold by Bowers & Ruddy Nov '79 Price realized $65000

Expert Comments

David Akers (1975/88): In 1829, the design of the Half Eagle was completely reworked by William Kneass. There are a lot more differences between this 1829 variety and the previous one than just a date size difference and this is the reason I have opted for distinguishing them as Large Planchet and Small Planchet types rather than as Large Date and Small Date varieties as has historically been the case. The Small Planchet is less rare than the Large Planchet type but it is still a great rarity, more rare in fact than the 1815, 1828 or 1819. There are 10-12 known specimens at the present time.

 

Diameter: 23.80 millimeters Designer: Robert Scot & John Reich Edge: Reeded
Mintage: 32,076 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 8 R-9.6 2 / 9 6 / 42 TIE
60 or Better 6 R-9.7 2 / 9 7 / 42 TIE
65 or Better 2 R-9.9 1 / 9 TIE 3 / 42 TIE

Condition Census

Pos Grade Thumbnail Pedigree and History
1 MS65 PCGS grade  
2 MS63 PCGS grade  
3 MS62 PCGS grade  
4 MS61 PCGS grade

Rev. Foster Ely  - Scott Stamp & Coin Co. 11/1888:43 - Harlan Page Smith Collection - Chapman Brothers 5/1906:219 - W.F. Dunham Collection - B. Max Mehl 6/1941:2102 - unknown intermediaries - Kagin's 11/1974:1618 - Julian Leidman 8/1978 - Harry W. Bass, Jr. Collection - Bowers & Merena 10/1999:821 - Harvey B. Jacobson, Jr. Collection - Heritage 1/2012:4682, $431,250

5 AU58 estimated grade