1798 $5 Large 8, 13 Star Reverse AU55

CERTIFICATION#: -39939
PCGS#: 8078

Owner's Comments

Estimated grade. Sold by B. Max Mehl Jun '41 price realized $24.5

Expert Comments

David Akers (1975/88): Although the 1795 Small Eagle has had more auction appearances, this is the most common pre-1800 Half Eagle. However, the 1798 Large 8, 13 Stars is more rare than any of the other dates of this type from 1800-1807 with the sole exception of the underrated 1806 Pointed 6. Uncirculated examples are occasionally available although VF and EF are the typically seen grades.

Diameter: 25.00 millimeters Designer: Robert Scot Edge: Reeded
Mintage: 24,867 Weight: 8.75 grams Metal Content: 91.7% Gold, 8.3% Copper
12
5,350
1
15
5,450
45+
13,000
50+
19,000
53+
21,500
55+
23,000
58+
25,000
62+
52,000
63
65,000
2

Rarity and Survival Estimates

Grades Survival Estimate Numismatic Rarity Relative Rarity by Type Relative Rarity by Series
All Grades 140 R-7.6 8 / 18 12 / 23
60 or Better 20 R-9.1 5 / 18 TIE 8 / 23 TIE
65 or Better 1 R-10.0 1 / 18 TIE 1 / 23 TIE

Condition Census

Pos Grade Thumbnail Pedigree and History
1 MS63 PCGS grade  
1 MS63 PCGS grade  
3 MS63 estimated grade   Heritage 8/2011:7507, $155,250
3 MS62 PCGS grade  
3 MS62 PCGS grade