1832 $5 13 Stars AU55

CERTIFICATION#: -26278
PCGS#: 8156

Owner's Comments

Estimated grade. Sold by Bowers & Ruddy Nov '79 Price realized $15000

Expert Comments

David Akers (1975/88): Because of the great rarity and fame of the 1832 12 Stars, this 13 Stars variety has been touted as being a fantastic rarity in its own right. It certainly is a very rare coin but claims that only six or seven are known are highly inaccurate. I have personally seen more than that and I would estimate that at least 20-25 actually exist, if not more. Most known specimens are high grade, i.e. AU or Unc, but a  few EF's are around. As a date, the 1832 is more rare than the 1830, 1831, 1833 or 1834 of this type but the 1832 13 Stars is not as rare as the 1831 Small 5D variety, or as rare in Unc. as the 1830 Large 5D or either variety of 1834.

 

Diameter: 23.80 millimeters Designer: Robert Scot & John Reich Edge: Reeded
Mintage: 157,487 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 37 R-8.7 6 / 9 TIE 23 / 42 TIE
60 or Better 15 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  

Superior 8/2004:994, $89,125

1 MS64 PCGS grade  
1 MS64 PCGS grade  
1 MS64 estimated grade  

Heritage 2/2005:7790, $138,000 - Donald E. Bently Collection - Heritage 1/2014:5437, $176,250

5 MS63 PCGS grade  

American Numismatic Rarities 12/2003:942 - Southern Collection - American Numismatic Rarities 3/2006:1595, $103,500 - Charleston Collection - Heritage 6/2008:1975, $132,250