1826 $5 MS66

CERTIFICATION#: -39968
PCGS#: 8135

Owner's Comments

PCGS grade. Sold by B. Max Mehl Jun '41 price realized $365

Expert Comments

David Akers (1975/88): The 1826 is certainly very rare as a date, but since most known examples are uncirculated, many of them gems, it is not nearly as rare in mint state as such dates as the 1821, 1824 and 1825/1. However, it is more rare in all grades, including Unc., than the 1813, 1814/3, 1818, 1820, and 1823. The number of existing specimens is probably on the order of 30-35 and there are also several proofs known.

 

Diameter: 25.00 millimeters Designer: Robert Scot & John Reich Edge: Reeded
Mintage: 18,069 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 32 R-8.8 12 / 22 TIE 19 / 42 TIE
60 or Better 11 R-9.5 10 / 22 TIE 15 / 42 TIE
65 or Better 3 R-9.8 12 / 22 TIE 19 / 42 TIE

Condition Census

Pos Grade Thumbnail Pedigree and History
1 MS66 PCGS grade  

John Story Jenks Collection - Henry Chapman 12/1921:5769 - Edgar Adams (possibly acting for William H. Woodin) - Waldo C. Newcomer Collection - Colonel E.H.R. Green - David and Sharron Akers Collection - Heritage 1/2014:5432, $763,750

1 MS66 PCGS grade  
3 MS64 PCGS grade  
3 MS64 estimated grade  
3 MS64 estimated grade