1810 $5 Small Date, Tall 5 (Regular Strike)

Series: Capped Bust $5 1807-1834

PCGS MS65+

PCGS MS65+

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PCGS #:
8106
Designer:
John Reich
Edge:
Reeded
Diameter:
25.00 millimeters
Weight:
8.75 grams
Mintage:
100,287
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 225 R-6.7 4 / 11 TIE 34 / 42 TIE
60 or Better 67 R-8.3 4 / 11 33 / 42
65 or Better 3 R-9.8 2 / 11 TIE 19 / 42 TIE
Survival Estimate
All Grades 225
60 or Better 67
65 or Better 3
Numismatic Rarity
All Grades R-6.7
60 or Better R-8.3
65 or Better R-9.8
Relative Rarity By Type All Specs in this Type
All Grades 4 / 11 TIE
60 or Better 4 / 11
65 or Better 2 / 11 TIE
Relative Rarity By Series All Specs in this Series
All Grades 34 / 42 TIE
60 or Better 33 / 42
65 or Better 19 / 42 TIE

Condition Census What Is This?

Pos Grade Image Pedigree and History
1 MS65 PCGS grade

Harvey B. Jacobson, Jr. Collection - Heritage 1/2012:4666, $115,000

1 MS65 PCGS grade

David Akers, sold privately in 5/1990 - D. Brent Pogue Collection, Part III - Stack's/Bowers & Sotheby's 2/2016:3137, $99,875

3 MS64 PCGS grade

Abner Kreisberg, sold privately in the late 1960's - Del Valle Collection - Goldbergs 1/2014:1768, $51,700 - Stack's/Bowers 8/2016:3252, $58,750 - Coronet Gold Collection - Legend Rare Coin Auctions 10/2019:170, $58,750

3 MS64 PCGS grade
3 MS64 PCGS grade
3 MS64 PCGS grade
3 MS64 PCGS grade
8 MS63 PCGS grade
8 MS63 PCGS grade
8 MS63 PCGS grade
#1 MS65 PCGS grade

Harvey B. Jacobson, Jr. Collection - Heritage 1/2012:4666, $115,000

#1 MS65 PCGS grade

David Akers, sold privately in 5/1990 - D. Brent Pogue Collection, Part III - Stack's/Bowers & Sotheby's 2/2016:3137, $99,875

#3 MS64 PCGS grade

Abner Kreisberg, sold privately in the late 1960's - Del Valle Collection - Goldbergs 1/2014:1768, $51,700 - Stack's/Bowers 8/2016:3252, $58,750 - Coronet Gold Collection - Legend Rare Coin Auctions 10/2019:170, $58,750

#3 MS64 PCGS grade
#3 MS64 PCGS grade
#3 MS64 PCGS grade
#3 MS64 PCGS grade
#8 MS63 PCGS grade
#8 MS63 PCGS grade
#8 MS63 PCGS grade
David Akers (1975/88): This is a very underrated coin and is at least 2-3 times as rare as the 1810 Large Date, Large 5. It is also substantially more rare than the 1807 Bust Left, 1809/8 or 1812. It is also rarer than either of the 1811 coins or the 1808, making it the fourth rarest coin of this type. The coin's rarity has never really been appreciated.
Ron Guth:

1810 Half Eagles are one of the more interesting dates in the series because of the unusual combination of date and denomination sizes and shapes. Though only four varieties comprise the entire output of this date, each is different enough that there is no "normal" 1810 Half Eagle, though both the Small Date and the Tall 5 are of the style of previous years. The Small Date, Tall 5 variety is the second most common of the four die varieties. According to John Dannreuther, THE expert on early U.S. gold varieties, the Small Date, Tall 5 was struck on two different occasions based on die evidence.

Numerous Mint State examples exist of the 1810 Small Date, Tall 5 Half Eagle -- enough that the PCGS CoinFacts Condition Census starts at MS63. At least two Gem examples are known, one being the PCGS MS65 formerly of the D. Brent Pogue collection.