1804 $5 Small 8 MS62

CERTIFICATION#: -35273
PCGS#: 8085

Owner's Comments

Estimated grade. Sold by David Akers Numismatics Oct '97 Price realized $6600

Expert Comments

David Akers (1975/88): As a date, the 1804 is no more scarce than any of the other 1800-1807 Heraldic Eagle Half Eagles. However, when broken into the two major varieties , each is somewhat more scarce than the other Half Eagles of this period with the exception of the 1806 Pointed 6. The 1804 Small 8 is obtainable in all grades and gems are encountered with some regularity. One major subvariety has the 4 in the date distinctly repunched. It is prominent enough that most cataloguers call attention to it but, although it is more rare than the normal Small 8 variety, it does not command a premium price.

 

Diameter: 25.00 millimeters Designer: Robert Scot Edge: Reeded
Mintage: 30,475 Weight: 8.75 grams Metal Content: 91.7% Gold, 8.3% Copper
1
2,250
2
2,000
3
2,250
4
2,750
6
3,300
8
3,600
10
3,950
12
4,600
1
15
4,700
25
5,100
1
30
5,400
1
35
5,750
45+
8,750
50+
10,000
53+
11,000
55+
12,000
58+
13,000
62+
23,500
63+
45,000

Rarity and Survival Estimates

Grades Survival Estimate Numismatic Rarity Relative Rarity by Type Relative Rarity by Series
All Grades 225 R-6.7 12 / 18 16 / 23
60 or Better 100 R-8.0 10 / 18 13 / 23 TIE
65 or Better 5 R-9.7 7 / 18 TIE 7 / 23 TIE

Condition Census

Pos Grade Thumbnail Pedigree and History
1 MS64 PCGS grade  
1 MS64 PCGS grade  
1 MS64 PCGS grade  
4 MS63 PCGS grade
4 MS63 PCGS grade