1797 $5 Small Eagle, 16 Stars (Regular Strike)

Series: Draped Bust $5 1795-1807

PCGS AU58

PCGS AU58

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PCGS AU55

PCGS AU55

PCGS AU53

PCGS AU53

PCGS #:
8068
Designer:
Robert Scot
Edge:
Reeded
Diameter:
25.00 millimeters
Weight:
8.75 grams
Mintage:
2,552
Mint:
Philadelphia
Metal:
91.7% Gold, 8.3% Copper
Major Varieties

Current Auctions - PCGS Graded
Current Auctions - NGC Graded
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Rarity and Survival Estimates Learn More

Grades Survival
Estimate
Numismatic
Rarity
Relative Rarity
By Type
Relative Rarity
By Series
All Grades 25 R-9.0 3 / 5 6 / 23
60 or Better 2 R-9.9 2 / 5 2 / 23
65 or Better 0 R-10.1 1 / 5 1 / 23
Survival Estimate
All Grades 25
60 or Better 2
65 or Better
Numismatic Rarity
All Grades R-9.0
60 or Better R-9.9
65 or Better R-10.1
Relative Rarity By Type All Specs in this Type
All Grades 3 / 5
60 or Better 2 / 5
65 or Better 1 / 5
Relative Rarity By Series All Specs in this Series
All Grades 6 / 23
60 or Better 2 / 23
65 or Better 1 / 23

Condition Census What Is This?

Pos Grade Image Pedigree and History
1 MS61 PCGS grade

Goldbergs 5/2006:3787, $299,000

2 AU58 PCGS grade

Jacob Shapiro Collection - Numismatic Gallery 3/1948:288, not sold - Jacob Shapiro Collection - RARCOA 4/1963:568 - R.L. Miles Collection - Stack's 10/1968:325 - Ed Milas Collection - RARCOA, sold privately in 3/1986 - D. Brent Pogue Collection

2 AU58 PCGS grade
2 AU58 PCGS grade
5 AU55 PCGS grade
5 AU55 PCGS grade
5 AU55 PCGS estimated grade

Stanley Kesselman 7/1973 - Harry W. Bass, Jr. Collection - Bowers & Merena 10/1999:721, $115,000 - Heritage 6/2004:6239, $126,500

5 AU55 estimated grade
9 AU53 PCGS grade  
	PCGS #8068 (MS) 53

Abner Kreisberg and Jerry Cohen, 9/1973:1156 - Bowers & Merena 8/1995:340 - Heritage 7/2011:4700, $132,250

9 AU53 PCGS grade
#1 MS61 PCGS grade

Goldbergs 5/2006:3787, $299,000

#2 AU58 PCGS grade

Jacob Shapiro Collection - Numismatic Gallery 3/1948:288, not sold - Jacob Shapiro Collection - RARCOA 4/1963:568 - R.L. Miles Collection - Stack's 10/1968:325 - Ed Milas Collection - RARCOA, sold privately in 3/1986 - D. Brent Pogue Collection

#2 AU58 PCGS grade
#2 AU58 PCGS grade
#5 AU55 PCGS grade
#5 AU55 PCGS grade
#5 AU55 PCGS estimated grade

Stanley Kesselman 7/1973 - Harry W. Bass, Jr. Collection - Bowers & Merena 10/1999:721, $115,000 - Heritage 6/2004:6239, $126,500

#5 AU55 estimated grade
 
	PCGS #8068 (MS) 53 
#9 AU53 PCGS grade

Abner Kreisberg and Jerry Cohen, 9/1973:1156 - Bowers & Merena 8/1995:340 - Heritage 7/2011:4700, $132,250

#9 AU53 PCGS grade
David Akers (1975/88):

Although not quite as rare as the three other 1797 Half Eagles, the 1797 16 Stars, Small Eagle is still one of the major rarities in the $5 series. I would estimate that at most 25-30 specimens exist in all grades with EF-AU being typical. A few choice uncs exist but none has appeared on the market in many years.