1821 $5 MS64

CERTIFICATION#: -39963
PCGS#: 8129

Owner's Comments

Estimated grade. Sold by B. Max Mehl Jun '41 price realized $525

Expert Comments

David Akers (1975/88): The 1821 is one of the many rarities of this type. The number of auction appearances would seem to indicate that this date is just as rare as the more highly regarded 1824 and more rare than the 1826. In my opinion, however, the 1821 is not quite as rare as the 1824 although there are fewer 1821 Half Eagles known in choice uncirculated condition than there are 1824's. The 1821 is definitely more difficult to obtain , especially in Unc., than the 1826. Most known 1821's are fairly high grade. EF or AU being the typical grade, but true uncs are seldom seen. The number of 1821 Half Eagles in existence is probably on the order of 25-30 including two or three known proofs.

 

Diameter: 25.00 millimeters Designer: Robert Scot & John Reich Edge: Reeded
Mintage: 34,631 Weight: 8.75 grams Metal Content: 91.7% Gold, 8.3% Copper
30
36,500
1
35
39,500
40
50,000
45+
62,500
50
95,000
50+
100,000
53+
122,000
55+
147,500
58
160,000
1
58+
165,000
60
175,000
63
275,000
1
63+
300,000
1
66
450,000
1

Rarity and Survival Estimates

Grades Survival Estimate Numismatic Rarity Relative Rarity by Type Relative Rarity by Series
All Grades 16 R-9.3 9 / 22 12 / 42
60 or Better 5 R-9.7 4 / 22 TIE 7 / 42 TIE
65 or Better 2 R-9.9 3 / 22 TIE 3 / 42 TIE

Condition Census

Pos Grade Thumbnail Pedigree and History
1 MS66 PCGS grade  
2 MS63+ PCGS grade
3 MS63 PCGS grade  
4 MS62 PCGS grade  
4 MS62 estimated grade