1818 $5 MS60

CERTIFICATION#: -39959
PCGS#: 8119

Owner's Comments

Estimated grade. Sold by B. Max Mehl Jun '41 price realized $52.5

Expert Comments

David Akers (1975/88): In 1818, the head of Liberty was modified slightly and is of lower relief than on the issues from 1813-1815. In my experience, the difference in rarity between the so-called "normal dies" variety, the variety with STATESOF as one word, and the variety with 5D over 50 is minimal. At any rate, none of the three major varieties commands a premium price over the others. As a date, the 1818 is decidedly more rare than the 1813 but not quite as rare as the 1814/3 and 1820 Square Base 2. Choice uncirculated specimens are very rare.

Diameter: 25.00 millimeters Designer: Robert Scot & John Reich Edge: Reeded
Mintage: 48,588 Weight: 8.75 grams Metal Content: 91.7% Gold, 8.3% Copper

Rarity and Survival Estimates

Grades Survival Estimate Numismatic Rarity Relative Rarity by Type Relative Rarity by Series
All Grades 67 R-8.3 17 / 22 28 / 42
60 or Better 30 R-8.9 16 / 22 28 / 42
65 or Better 2 R-9.9 3 / 22 TIE 3 / 42 TIE

Condition Census

Pos Grade Thumbnail Pedigree and History
1 MS65 PCGS grade  
2 MS64 estimated grade  
3 MS63 PCGS grade
3 MS63 PCGS grade  
3 MS63 PCGS grade