3
1
0
5
4
3
2
3
Coins Certified as of 8/29

My Coin #-39950

1807 $5 Bust Right XF45

CERTIFICATION#: -39950
PCGS#: 8092

Owner's Comments

Estimated grade. Sold by B. Max Mehl Jun '41 price realized $18.75

Expert Comments

David Akers (1975/88): This is the final year of this type and although not particularly scarce as a date, choice uncirculated specimens are difficult to obtain. Almost every specimen I have seen was softly struck in the centers and a well struck 1807 is a rarity.

 

Ron Guth: The 1807 Half Eagle of the Turban Head style (Bust Right) is a common coin as far as early gold goes, though it is less common than some of the other dates of the type (such as 1803 and 1806) .  Even Mint State examples are plentiful, with quite a few available in MS62 and MS63.  The finest example is a single PCGS MS65+ from Stack's section of Auction '79.

Akers wrote "Almost every specimen I have seen was softly struck in the centers" but most of the examples we've encountered are fairly well struck, at least no less so than other dates.  It is true that a fully struck 1807 Bust Right $5 would be very rare, but that is true of the other dates, as well. 

Diameter: 25.00 millimeters Designer: Robert Scot Edge: Reeded
Mintage: 32,488 Weight: 8.75 grams Metal Content: 91.7% Gold, 8.3% Copper
6
3,300
1
8
3,600
10
3,950
12
4,600
15
4,700
25
5,100
1
30
5,400
35
5,750
2
45+
8,750
50+
10,000
53+
11,000
55+
12,000
58+
13,000
63+
44,000
2
64+
89,500
65
200,000
0
65+
1

Rarity and Survival Estimates

Grades Survival Estimate Numismatic Rarity Relative Rarity by Type Relative Rarity by Series
All Grades 400 R-6.2 13 / 18 TIE 17 / 23 TIE
60 or Better 125 R-7.7 11 / 18 15 / 23
65 or Better 2 R-9.9 4 / 18 TIE 4 / 23 TIE

Condition Census

Pos Grade Thumbnail Pedigree and History
1 MS65+ PCGS grade

Stack's “Auction '79” 7/1979:809, $20,000 - American Numismatic Rarities “New York Connoisseur's Collection” 3/2006:1574, $195,500

2 MS64 PCGS grade

Louis E. Eliasberg, Sr. Collection

2 MS64 PCGS grade
2 MS64 PCGS grade
2 MS64 PCGS grade