1819 $5 AU58

CERTIFICATION#: -46277
PCGS#: 8123

Owner's Comments

Estimated grade. Ex. Farouk (1954) Sold by Bowers & Merena Oct '87 Price Realized $55000

Expert Comments

David Akers (1975/88): This is another of the many famous rarities of this type. However, contrary to the comments made by some cataloguers, it is less rare as a date than the 1815 with possibly 15-18 specimens known in all grades. Unlike the 1815, however, it is not the case with the 1819 that most known specimens are uncirculated as a number of the existing examples are in the VF to EF range. There are two major varieties of this date, one with "normal dies" and the other with the 5D over 50 reverse of 1818. The two varieties are of comparable rarity and neither would bring a premium over the other.

Diameter: 25.00 millimeters Designer: Robert Scot & John Reich Edge: Reeded
Mintage: N/A Weight: 8.75 grams Metal Content: 91.7% Gold, 8.3% Copper
40
37,500
55
55,000
58
70,000
60
105,000
61
140,000
1

Rarity and Survival Estimates

Grades Survival Estimate Numismatic Rarity Relative Rarity by Type Relative Rarity by Series
All Grades 7 R-9.6 4 / 22 TIE 6 / 42 TIE
60 or Better 2 R-9.9 2 / 22 TIE 4 / 42 TIE
65 or Better 0 R-10.1 1 / 22 1 / 42

Condition Census

Pos Grade Thumbnail Pedigree and History
1 MS61 PCGS grade  
2 AU55 estimated grade  
3 VF35 estimated grade