1798 $5 Small 8 (Regular Strike)

Series: Draped Bust $5 1795-1807

PCGS MS61

PCGS MS61

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DATE COMPARISON

DATE COMPARISON

PCGS AU58

PCGS AU58

PCGS #:
8079
Designer:
Robert Scot
Edge:
Reeded
Diameter:
25.00 millimeters
Weight:
8.75 grams
Mintage:
24,867
Mint:
Philadelphia
Metal:
91.7% Gold, 8.3% Copper
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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 90 R-8.1 7 / 18 10 / 23
60 or Better 6 R-9.7 2 / 18 TIE 4 / 23 TIE
65 or Better 0 R-10.1 1 / 18 1 / 23
Survival Estimate
All Grades 90
60 or Better 6
65 or Better
Numismatic Rarity
All Grades R-8.1
60 or Better R-9.7
65 or Better R-10.1
Relative Rarity By Type All Specs in this Type
All Grades 7 / 18
60 or Better 2 / 18 TIE
65 or Better 1 / 18
Relative Rarity By Series All Specs in this Series
All Grades 10 / 23
60 or Better 4 / 23 TIE
65 or Better 1 / 23

Condition Census What Is This?

Pos Grade Image Pedigree and History
1 MS62 estimated grade
2 AU58 PCGS grade

Paul Nugget, sold privately in 3/2004 - D. Brent Pogue Collection

2 AU58 PCGS grade
2 AU58 estimated grade
5 AU55 PCGS grade PCGS #8079 (MS)     55
5 AU55 PCGS grade
5 AU55 PCGS grade
8 AU53 PCGS grade
8 AU53 PCGS grade
8 AU53 PCGS grade
#1 MS62 estimated grade
#2 AU58 PCGS grade

Paul Nugget, sold privately in 3/2004 - D. Brent Pogue Collection

#2 AU58 PCGS grade
#2 AU58 estimated grade
PCGS #8079 (MS)     55 #5 AU55 PCGS grade
#5 AU55 PCGS grade
#5 AU55 PCGS grade
#8 AU53 PCGS grade
#8 AU53 PCGS grade
#8 AU53 PCGS grade
David Akers (1975/88):

The Small 8 variety of 1798 is substantially more rare than the 1798 Large 8 but is generally unappreciated as such. Most pricing guides even go so far as to price this variety lower than the Large 8 variety; it should be valued higher in all grades. Mint state specimens are very rare and gems are vitrually unobtainable.