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Coins Certified as of 9/28

My Coin #-27346

1848 $5 XF40

CERTIFICATION#: -27346
PCGS#: 8236

Owner's Comments

Estimated grade. Sold by Bowers and Merena Nov '83 price realized $275

Expert Comments

David Akers (1975/88): Despite the comparatively high mintage for the period, the 1848 is a rare coin, as rare as many of the mintmarked coins of the 1840's with much lower mintages. When available, the typical example is VF or at best EF.

Diameter: 21.65 millimeters Designer: Christian Gobrecht Edge: Reeded
Mintage: 260,775 Weight: 8.24 grams Metal Content: 90% Gold, 10% Copper
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Rarity and Survival Estimates

Grades Survival Estimate Numismatic Rarity Relative Rarity by Type Relative Rarity by Series
All Grades 275 R-6.5 71 / 112 TIE 107 / 218 TIE
60 or Better 18 R-9.2 84 / 112 TIE 113 / 218 TIE
65 or Better 0 R-10.1 1 / 112 1 / 218

Condition Census

Pos Grade Thumbnail Pedigree and History
1 MS64 PCGS grade  

Harry W. Bass, Jr. Collection - Bowers & Merena 10/1999:986, $24,150

2 MS63+ PCGS grade

Stack's/Bowers & Sotheby's 10/2015:68, $11,162.50

3 MS63 PCGS grade  
3 MS63 PCGS grade  
3 MS63 PCGS grade