1810 $5 Large Date, Large 5 AU55

CERTIFICATION#: -39954
PCGS#: 8108

Owner's Comments

Estimated grade. Sold by B. Max Mehl Jun '41 price realized $15.25

Expert Comments

David Akers (1975/88): This coin has often been erroneously described as having a "Tall 5", the same appellation that is given to the 1810 Small Date, Tall 5 or 1811 Tall 5. Actually the 5 is very different in shape from the "Tall 5" since it is shorter and fatter. In that regard, it is unique among coins of this type since no other Half Eagle from 1807 to 1812 has a 5 of the same style. As far as rarity is concerned, this is one of the more common coins of this type, similar in overall availability to the 1807, 1809/8, and 1812. Uncirculated examples, even choice ones, are relatively available.

 

Diameter: 25.00 millimeters Designer: John Reich Edge: Reeded
Mintage: 100,287 Weight: 8.75 grams Metal Content: 91.7% Gold, 8.3% Copper
15
3,700
1
20
4,050
45+
7,200
50+
9,000
53+
9,600
55+
10,200
58+
11,200
62+
19,000
63+
32,500
1
64+
65,000
65+
185,000
66
250,000
1

Rarity and Survival Estimates

Grades Survival Estimate Numismatic Rarity Relative Rarity by Type Relative Rarity by Series
All Grades 675 R-5.6 10 / 11 TIE 41 / 42 TIE
60 or Better 330 R-6.3 10 / 11 TIE 40 / 42 TIE
65 or Better 8 R-9.6 6 / 11 TIE 31 / 42 TIE

Condition Census

Pos Grade Thumbnail Pedigree and History
1 MS66 PCGS grade  
2 MS65 PCGS grade   Heritage 1/2011:5090, $103,500
2 MS65 PCGS grade  
2 MS65 estimated grade   Madison Collection - Heritage 1/2008:3151 (as NGC MS66 393287-006), $172,500
2 MS65 estimated grade