1809/8 $5 (Regular Strike)

Series: Capped Bust $5 1807-1834

PCGS MS66

PCGS MS66

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Overdate Detail

Overdate Detail

PCGS MS65

PCGS MS65

PCGS #:
8104
Designer:
John Reich
Edge:
Reeded
Diameter:
25.00 millimeters
Weight:
8.75 grams
Mintage:
33,875
Mint:
Philadelphia
Metal:
91.7% Gold, 8.3% Copper
Major Varieties

Die Varieties

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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 350 R-6.3 7 / 11 37 / 42
60 or Better 150 R-7.5 8 / 11 37 / 42
65 or Better 6 R-9.7 5 / 11 28 / 42 TIE
Survival Estimate
All Grades 350
60 or Better 150
65 or Better 6
Numismatic Rarity
All Grades R-6.3
60 or Better R-7.5
65 or Better R-9.7
Relative Rarity By Type All Specs in this Type
All Grades 7 / 11
60 or Better 8 / 11
65 or Better 5 / 11
Relative Rarity By Series All Specs in this Series
All Grades 37 / 42
60 or Better 37 / 42
65 or Better 28 / 42 TIE

Condition Census What Is This?

Pos Grade Image Pedigree and History
1 MS66 PCGS grade

F.C.C. Boyd Collection - Numismatic Gallery 1/1946:356 - Paramount (David Akers), sold privately in 8/1985 - D. Brent Pogue Collection - Stack's/Bowers & Sotheby's 2/2016:3136, $152,750

2 MS65 PCGS grade

Stack's 6/2008:2074, $106,375 - Heritage 2/2009:2676, $92,000

2 MS65 PCGS grade

Goldbergs 9/2009:3360, $83,375 - Heritage 1/2011:5089, $126,500

2 MS65 PCGS grade

American Numismatic Rarities 9/2005:1240, $77,625

2 MS65 PCGS grade

D.L. Hansen Collection

2 MS65 PCGS grade
7 MS64+ PCGS grade
7 MS64+ PCGS grade
7 MS64+ PCGS grade
10 MS64 PCGS grade
#1 MS66 PCGS grade

F.C.C. Boyd Collection - Numismatic Gallery 1/1946:356 - Paramount (David Akers), sold privately in 8/1985 - D. Brent Pogue Collection - Stack's/Bowers & Sotheby's 2/2016:3136, $152,750

#2 MS65 PCGS grade

Stack's 6/2008:2074, $106,375 - Heritage 2/2009:2676, $92,000

#2 MS65 PCGS grade

Goldbergs 9/2009:3360, $83,375 - Heritage 1/2011:5089, $126,500

#2 MS65 PCGS grade

American Numismatic Rarities 9/2005:1240, $77,625

#2 MS65 PCGS grade

D.L. Hansen Collection

#2 MS65 PCGS grade
#7 MS64+ PCGS grade
#7 MS64+ PCGS grade
#7 MS64+ PCGS grade
#10 MS64 PCGS grade
David Akers (1975/88):

This is one of the most common dates of this type and is reasonably available in all conditions including choice uncirculated. As is the case with most dates of this type, the typical specimen is well struck. Although some cataloguers have listed certain examples as simply "1809", all known specimens are actually overdates.

Ron Guth:

Specialist know of only one die variety for 1809: BD-1 (Breen 1-A). The overdate status of this variety is unclear. Both Bass and Dannreuther questioned the undertype, with Dannreuther noting "There is something under the 9, but whether it is an 8 or remnants of an erroneously punched 9 is uncertain."

Numerous MS64 and better examples are known of this variety and date. The finest example is a single PCGS MS66 from the D. Brent Pogue Collection.

Sources and/or recommended reading: John W. Dannreuther and Harry W. Bass, Jr., "Early U.S. Gold Coin Varieties"