1849 $5 VF30

CERTIFICATION#: -27348
PCGS#: 8240

Owner's Comments

Estimated grade. Sold by Bowers and Merena Nov '83 price realized $236.5

Expert Comments

David Akers (1975/88): Like most Philadelphia Mint coins of the 1840's and early 1850's, the 1849 has a much higher mintage than the mintmarked coins of the same period. As a result, the 1849 has been accorded "common date" status by most cataloguers and standard pricing guides. That is hardly the case, however. Invariably this date is available only in VF or EF condition.

Diameter: 21.65 millimeters Designer: Christian Gobrecht Edge: Reeded
Mintage: 133,070 Weight: 8.24 grams Metal Content: 90% Gold, 10% Copper

Rarity and Survival Estimates

Grades Survival Estimate Numismatic Rarity Relative Rarity by Type Relative Rarity by Series
All Grades 175 R-7.2 55 / 112 TIE 87 / 218 TIE
60 or Better 9 R-9.6 44 / 112 TIE 71 / 218 TIE
65 or Better 0 R-10.1 1 / 112 1 / 218

Condition Census

Pos Grade Thumbnail Pedigree and History
1 MS62 PCGS grade  
1 MS62 PCGS grade
1 MS62 PCGS grade  
1 MS62 PCGS grade  
5 MS61 PCGS grade   Heritage 10/2009:1430