1808 $5 (Regular Strike)

Series: Capped Bust $5 1807-1834

PCGS MS65

PCGS MS65

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PCGS MS64+

PCGS MS64+

PCGS MS64+

PCGS MS64+

PCGS #:
8102
Designer:
John Reich
Edge:
Reeded
Diameter:
25.00 millimeters
Weight:
8.75 grams
Mintage:
55,578
Mint:
Philadelphia
Metal:
91.7% Gold, 8.3% Copper
Major Varieties

Current Auctions - PCGS Graded
Current Auctions - NGC Graded
For Sale Now at Collectors Corner - PCGS Graded
For Sale Now at Collectors Corner - NGC Graded

Rarity and Survival Estimates Learn More

Grades Survival
Estimate
Numismatic
Rarity
Relative Rarity
By Type
Relative Rarity
By Series
All Grades 375 R-6.2 8 / 11 38 / 42
60 or Better 137 R-7.6 7 / 11 36 / 42
65 or Better 4 R-9.8 2 / 11 TIE 19 / 42 TIE
Survival Estimate
All Grades 375
60 or Better 137
65 or Better 4
Numismatic Rarity
All Grades R-6.2
60 or Better R-7.6
65 or Better R-9.8
Relative Rarity By Type All Specs in this Type
All Grades 8 / 11
60 or Better 7 / 11
65 or Better 2 / 11 TIE
Relative Rarity By Series All Specs in this Series
All Grades 38 / 42
60 or Better 36 / 42
65 or Better 19 / 42 TIE

Condition Census What Is This?

Pos Grade Image Pedigree and History
1 MS65 PCGS grade

Heritage 8/2011:7529, $138,000

1 MS65 PCGS grade
1 MS65 estimated grade
4 MS64 PCGS grade PCGS #8102 (MS)     64
4 MS64 PCGS grade MS64 PCGS grade

Bartle Collection - Stack's 10/1984:1112 - Harry W. Bass, Jr. Collection - Bowers & Merena 10/1999:789 - Goldbergs 10/2000:888 - Bowers & Merena “Wayne Rich Collection” 3/2002:222 - American Numismatic Rarities 6/1005:1011 - Heritage 8/2007:1901 - Harvey B. Jacobson, Jr. Collection - Heritage 1/2012:4663 - Heritage 8/2012:5354, $38,188 - Heritage 1/2013:5871, $35,250

4 MS64 PCGS grade
4 MS64 PCGS grade
4 MS64 PCGS grade
4 MS64 PCGS grade
4 MS64 PCGS grade
#1 MS65 PCGS grade

Heritage 8/2011:7529, $138,000

#1 MS65 PCGS grade
#1 MS65 estimated grade
PCGS #8102 (MS)     64 #4 MS64 PCGS grade
MS64 PCGS grade #4 MS64 PCGS grade

Bartle Collection - Stack's 10/1984:1112 - Harry W. Bass, Jr. Collection - Bowers & Merena 10/1999:789 - Goldbergs 10/2000:888 - Bowers & Merena “Wayne Rich Collection” 3/2002:222 - American Numismatic Rarities 6/1005:1011 - Heritage 8/2007:1901 - Harvey B. Jacobson, Jr. Collection - Heritage 1/2012:4663 - Heritage 8/2012:5354, $38,188 - Heritage 1/2013:5871, $35,250

#4 MS64 PCGS grade
#4 MS64 PCGS grade
#4 MS64 PCGS grade
#4 MS64 PCGS grade
#4 MS64 PCGS grade
David Akers (1975/88):

The 1808 is far more common than the overdate in all conditions and undoubtedly at least 75% of the recorded mintage was made up of normal date coins. Although not particularly rare as a date, in my experience the 1808 is very difficult to obtain in choice mint state. Certainly it is much more rare in uncirculated condition than the 1807, 1809/8, 1810 Large Date, Large 5 or 1812.