1803/2 $5 (Regular Strike)

Series: Draped Bust $5 1795-1807

PCGS MS66+

PCGS MS66+

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OVERDATE DETAIL

OVERDATE DETAIL

PCGS MS64+

PCGS MS64+

PCGS #:
8084
Designer:
Robert Scot
Edge:
Reeded
Diameter:
25.00 millimeters
Weight:
8.75 grams
Mintage:
33,506
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 550 R-5.9 16 / 18 20 / 23 TIE
60 or Better 200 R-7.0 15 / 18 19 / 23
65 or Better 10 R-9.5 11 / 18 TIE 12 / 23 TIE
Survival Estimate
All Grades 550
60 or Better 200
65 or Better 10
Numismatic Rarity
All Grades R-5.9
60 or Better R-7.0
65 or Better R-9.5
Relative Rarity By Type All Specs in this Type
All Grades 16 / 18
60 or Better 15 / 18
65 or Better 11 / 18 TIE
Relative Rarity By Series All Specs in this Series
All Grades 20 / 23 TIE
60 or Better 19 / 23
65 or Better 12 / 23 TIE

Condition Census What Is This?

Pos Grade Image Pedigree and History
1 MS66+ PCGS grade

Michael Kolman Sr. (Federal Brand Enterprises), sold privately in 1953 - Andrew Sydlak Collection - Richard Burdick, Anthony Terranova, and Bruce Amspacher, sold privately - David Akers, sold privately in 1/1989 - D. Brent Pogue Collection - Stack's/Bowers & Sotheby's 9/2015:2083, $440,625

1 MS66 PCGS grade
3 MS65 PCGS grade

Essex Palm Collection - Heritage 1/2007:3502, $126,500

3 MS65 estimated grade
5 MS64 PCGS grade PCGS #8084 (MS)     64
5 MS64 PCGS grade
5 MS64 PCGS grade
5 MS64 PCGS grade
5 MS64 PCGS grade
5 MS64 PCGS grade
#1 MS66+ PCGS grade

Michael Kolman Sr. (Federal Brand Enterprises), sold privately in 1953 - Andrew Sydlak Collection - Richard Burdick, Anthony Terranova, and Bruce Amspacher, sold privately - David Akers, sold privately in 1/1989 - D. Brent Pogue Collection - Stack's/Bowers & Sotheby's 9/2015:2083, $440,625

#1 MS66 PCGS grade
#3 MS65 PCGS grade

Essex Palm Collection - Heritage 1/2007:3502, $126,500

#3 MS65 estimated grade
PCGS #8084 (MS)     64 #5 MS64 PCGS grade
#5 MS64 PCGS grade
#5 MS64 PCGS grade
#5 MS64 PCGS grade
#5 MS64 PCGS grade
#5 MS64 PCGS grade
Ron Guth:

The 1803/2 Half Eagle is represented by over one hundred Mint State examples, most of which grade MS62 and MS63. Over a dozen "choice" MS64 examples are known, but Gem examples are exceedingly rare.

Four different die varieties qualify as the 1803/2 overdate: BD-1, BD-2, BD-3, and BD-4. The first three varieties share the same obverse; the BD-4 variety has a slightly stronger overdate, though all four varieties show a clear 3/2 overdate.

David Akers (1975/88):

Along with the 1806 Round Top 6, this date is one of the two most common dates of the type. It is available in all grades up to choice uncirculated. Despite their relative availability, however, choice specimens are very costly today because of the great popularity of U.S. gold coins, particularly early ones, in choice condition. The strike on a typical 1803/2 is comparable to that of the 1802/1, that is, softer than usually encountered on the 1800 or 1804, the two most often well struck dates of the type. Proof-like surfaces are not unusual.

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