1800 $5 BD-2 Blunt 1 (Regular Strike)

Series: Draped Bust $5 1795-1807

PCGS MS64

PCGS MS64

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PCGS #:
45592
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Mintage:
37,628
Mint:
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Metal:
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Pos Grade Image Pedigree and History
1 MS64+ PCGS grade

High Desert Collection

2 MS64 PCGS grade

Belden Roach Collection - B. Max Mehl 2/1944:511 - Jerome Kern Collection - B. Max Mehl 5/1950:329 (foregoing is speculative, stated by David Akers) - William G. Baldenhofer Collection - Stack's 11/1955:1206 - Paramount (David Akers), sold privately in 3/1986 - D. Brent Pogue Collection - Stack's/Bowers & Sotheby's 9/2015:2081, $76,375

3 MS63+ PCGS grade

Heritage 4/2017:4267, $44,650

4 MS63 PCGS grade

Goldbergs 2/2007:2241, $28,750

4 MS63 PCGS grade

American Numismatic Rarities 9/2003:500, $17,250

4 MS63 estimated grade

Stack’s 5/1972:1743 - Harry W. Bass, Jr. Collection - Harry W. Bass, J. Foundation (HBCC #3070)

7 MS62 PCGS grade

Coins of Chevy Chase, sold privately on 8/23/1973 - Harry W. Bass, Jr. Collection - Bowers & Merena 10/1999:737, $13,800

7 MS62 PCGS grade

B. Mex Mehl 3/1948:3661 - Alexander Collection - Stack's/Bowers 11/2017:10168, $24,000

7 MS62 estimated grade

American Numismatic Rarities 9/2005:1238, $19,550

#1 MS64+ PCGS grade

High Desert Collection

#2 MS64 PCGS grade

Belden Roach Collection - B. Max Mehl 2/1944:511 - Jerome Kern Collection - B. Max Mehl 5/1950:329 (foregoing is speculative, stated by David Akers) - William G. Baldenhofer Collection - Stack's 11/1955:1206 - Paramount (David Akers), sold privately in 3/1986 - D. Brent Pogue Collection - Stack's/Bowers & Sotheby's 9/2015:2081, $76,375

#3 MS63+ PCGS grade

Heritage 4/2017:4267, $44,650

#4 MS63 PCGS grade

Goldbergs 2/2007:2241, $28,750

#4 MS63 PCGS grade

American Numismatic Rarities 9/2003:500, $17,250

#4 MS63 estimated grade

Stack’s 5/1972:1743 - Harry W. Bass, Jr. Collection - Harry W. Bass, J. Foundation (HBCC #3070)

#7 MS62 PCGS grade

Coins of Chevy Chase, sold privately on 8/23/1973 - Harry W. Bass, Jr. Collection - Bowers & Merena 10/1999:737, $13,800

#7 MS62 PCGS grade

B. Mex Mehl 3/1948:3661 - Alexander Collection - Stack's/Bowers 11/2017:10168, $24,000

#7 MS62 estimated grade

American Numismatic Rarities 9/2005:1238, $19,550

Ron Guth:

BD-2 is one of five different die varieties of the 1880 Half Eagle and one of four varieties that have a blunt 1 in the date. This variety is considered to be scarce, but there are a number of nice survivors. We are aware of more than a dozen Mint State BD-2's, the finest of which is the PCGS MS64+ in the High Desert Collection. Second best is the D. Brent Pogue Collection PCGS MS64 that boasts a pedigree back to 1944 and which sold for $76,375 in 2015.

The strike quality on this variety varies, with some examples showing weakness in the strands of Liberty's hair near the center of the obverse. The sharpest examples will show strong stars on the obverse and bold arrow fletches on the reverse.