1819 $5 5D/50 (Regular Strike)

Series: Capped Bust $5 1807-1834

PCGS MS65

PCGS MS65

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PCGS MS62

PCGS MS62

PCGS #:
8124
Designer:
Robert Scot & John Reich
Edge:
Reeded
Diameter:
25.00 millimeters
Weight:
8.75 grams
Mintage:
51,723
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
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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 17 R-9.2 10 / 22 13 / 42
60 or Better 5 R-9.7 4 / 22 TIE 7 / 42 TIE
65 or Better 2 R-9.9 3 / 22 TIE 3 / 42 TIE
Survival Estimate
All Grades 17
60 or Better 5
65 or Better 2
Numismatic Rarity
All Grades R-9.2
60 or Better R-9.7
65 or Better R-9.9
Relative Rarity By Type All Specs in this Type
All Grades 10 / 22
60 or Better 4 / 22 TIE
65 or Better 3 / 22 TIE
Relative Rarity By Series All Specs in this Series
All Grades 13 / 42
60 or Better 7 / 42 TIE
65 or Better 3 / 42 TIE

Condition Census What Is This?

Pos Grade Image Pedigree and History
1 MS65 PCGS grade

Joseph J. Mickley, purchased before 1867 - William Sumner Appleton - John Schayer - W. Elliot Woodward, sold privately on 1/23/1883 - T. Harrison Garrett Collection - Robert Garrett Collection - John Work Garrett Collection - Johns Hopkins University Collection - Bowers & Ruddy 11/1979:462, $85,000 - Stanley Kesselman - R.E. “Ted” Naftzger, Jr. Collection - Paramount Fixed Price List of the Naftzger Collection, sold privately in 10/1981 - D. Brent Pogue Collection - Stack's/Bowers 2/2016:3153

2 MS64 PCGS grade
2 MS64 estimated grade
4 MS63 PCGS grade

Samuel W. Wolfson Collection, Part I - Stack’s 10/1962:??? - Harry W. Bass, Jr. Collection - Bowers & Merena 10/1999:812, $59,800

4 MS63 estimated grade

Stack's “Auction '84” 7/1984:1424 - Christie's 3/1987:??? - Heritage 8/1997:7606 (consigned by the Diocese of Buffalo) - Heritage 8/1998:7628, $92,000 - American Numismatic Rarities 12/2003:939, not sold

4 MS63 estimated grade

David S. Wilson Collection - S.H. Chapman 3/1907:??? - William H. Woodin Collection - F.C.C. Boyd Collection - Numismatic Gallery ??/1948:??? - Stack’s “Auction ‘85” 7/1985:1914, $66,000

7 MS62 PCGS grade PCGS #8124 (MS)     62

Heritage 4/1999:6020 - Harvey Jacobson Collection - Heritage 1/2012:4670, $184,000

7 MS62 PCGS grade

No longer a valid cert.  Palmerston Collection - Heritage 4/1999:6020, unsold

9 AU58 PCGS grade
10 AU55 PCGS grade
#1 MS65 PCGS grade

Joseph J. Mickley, purchased before 1867 - William Sumner Appleton - John Schayer - W. Elliot Woodward, sold privately on 1/23/1883 - T. Harrison Garrett Collection - Robert Garrett Collection - John Work Garrett Collection - Johns Hopkins University Collection - Bowers & Ruddy 11/1979:462, $85,000 - Stanley Kesselman - R.E. “Ted” Naftzger, Jr. Collection - Paramount Fixed Price List of the Naftzger Collection, sold privately in 10/1981 - D. Brent Pogue Collection - Stack's/Bowers 2/2016:3153

#2 MS64 PCGS grade
#2 MS64 estimated grade
#4 MS63 PCGS grade

Samuel W. Wolfson Collection, Part I - Stack’s 10/1962:??? - Harry W. Bass, Jr. Collection - Bowers & Merena 10/1999:812, $59,800

#4 MS63 estimated grade

Stack's “Auction '84” 7/1984:1424 - Christie's 3/1987:??? - Heritage 8/1997:7606 (consigned by the Diocese of Buffalo) - Heritage 8/1998:7628, $92,000 - American Numismatic Rarities 12/2003:939, not sold

#4 MS63 estimated grade

David S. Wilson Collection - S.H. Chapman 3/1907:??? - William H. Woodin Collection - F.C.C. Boyd Collection - Numismatic Gallery ??/1948:??? - Stack’s “Auction ‘85” 7/1985:1914, $66,000

PCGS #8124 (MS)     62 #7 MS62 PCGS grade

Heritage 4/1999:6020 - Harvey Jacobson Collection - Heritage 1/2012:4670, $184,000

#7 MS62 PCGS grade

No longer a valid cert.  Palmerston Collection - Heritage 4/1999:6020, unsold

#9 AU58 PCGS grade
#10 AU55 PCGS grade
Ron Guth:

1819 Half Eagles are represented by two distinct die varieties: 1819 (Close Date, Normal Reverse) and 1819 5D/50. Both varieties are rare, but the Close Date is definitely the rarer of the two (none have appeared at auction in the past decade). The 5D/50 variety includes five to six Mint State examples, the finest of which isa single PCGS MS65.

The rarity of 1819 Half Eagles resulted from the destruction of large quantities of early U.S. gold coins whenever their gold value exceeded their face value in the 1800s. Were it not for coin collectors, the destruction would have been more widespread.