1846 $5 Large Date XF40

CERTIFICATION#: -27343
PCGS#: 8226

Owner's Comments

Estimated grade. Sold by Bowers and Merena Nov '83 price realized $269.5

Expert Comments

David Akers (1975/88): The 1846 is moderately rare in all grades and generally available only in VF to AU condition. Strictly uncirculated examples are rare, just as rare as those of 1844 and 1845. Both small Small Date and Large Date varieties exist, the Small Date being the rarer of the two.Gordon Wrubel: QuickFinder Notes: The Large Date uses much larger date punches that nearly fill the space between the truncation and the rim. The date is spaced 1 846. The 6 has a ROUNDED back whereas the Small Date 6 has a straighter back. The Large Date is much more common than the Small Date by a factor about 9 to 1. The pop report as of September 2013 shows several low Mint State examples but only one piece grading MS-63. At least 4 proofs from the Large Date die have been reported.

Diameter: 21.65 millimeters Designer: Christian Gobrecht Edge: Reeded
Mintage: 395,942 Weight: 8.24 grams Metal Content: 90% Gold, 10% Copper
8
440
10
445
12
450
15
460
1
20
470
25
480
2
45+
590
50+
735
53+
775
55+
840
58+
1,300
62+
7,000

Rarity and Survival Estimates

Grades Survival Estimate Numismatic Rarity Relative Rarity by Type Relative Rarity by Series
All Grades 200 R-7.0 61 / 112 TIE 94 / 218 TIE
60 or Better 15 R-9.3 77 / 112 TIE 106 / 218 TIE
65 or Better 0 R-10.1 1 / 112 1 / 218

Condition Census

Pos Grade Thumbnail Pedigree and History
1 MS63 PCGS grade  
1 MS63 estimated grade  
1 MS63 estimated grade  
1 MS63 estimated grade  
5 MS62 PCGS grade