1820 $5 Square Base 2 (Regular Strike)

Series: Capped Bust $5 1807-1834

PCGS MS65+

PCGS MS65+

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DATE COMPARISON

DATE COMPARISON

PCGS MS64

PCGS MS64

PCGS #:
8125
Designer:
Robert Scot & John Reich
Edge:
Reeded
Diameter:
25.00 millimeters
Weight:
8.75 grams
Mintage:
263,806
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 95 R-8.0 19 / 22 TIE 30 / 42 TIE
60 or Better 47 R-8.5 18 / 22 30 / 42
65 or Better 5 R-9.7 16 / 22 TIE 28 / 42 TIE
Survival Estimate
All Grades 95
60 or Better 47
65 or Better 5
Numismatic Rarity
All Grades R-8.0
60 or Better R-8.5
65 or Better R-9.7
Relative Rarity By Type All Specs in this Type
All Grades 19 / 22 TIE
60 or Better 18 / 22
65 or Better 16 / 22 TIE
Relative Rarity By Series All Specs in this Series
All Grades 30 / 42 TIE
60 or Better 30 / 42
65 or Better 28 / 42 TIE

Condition Census What Is This?

Pos Grade Image Pedigree and History
1 MS65 PCGS grade
2 MS64 PCGS grade  
	PCGS #8125 (MS) 64

Harvey B. Jacobson, Jr. Collection - Heritage 1/2012:4671, $51,750

2 MS64 PCGS grade
2 MS64 PCGS grade
2 MS64 PCGS grade
2 MS64 PCGS grade
2 MS64 PCGS grade
2 MS64 PCGS grade
2 MS64 PCGS grade
2 MS64 PCGS grade
#1 MS65 PCGS grade
 
	PCGS #8125 (MS) 64 
#2 MS64 PCGS grade

Harvey B. Jacobson, Jr. Collection - Heritage 1/2012:4671, $51,750

#2 MS64 PCGS grade
#2 MS64 PCGS grade
#2 MS64 PCGS grade
#2 MS64 PCGS grade
#2 MS64 PCGS grade
#2 MS64 PCGS grade
#2 MS64 PCGS grade
#2 MS64 PCGS grade
Ron Guth:

1820 Half Eagles are made up of the following Bass-Dannreuther varieties:

1820 Square Base 2, Large Letters: BD-1, BD-2, BD-3, BD-4 1820 Curved Base 2, Large Letters: BD-5, BD-7, BD-9 1820 Curved Base 2, Small Letters: BD-6, BD-8

David Akers (1975/88):

All 1820 Square Base 2 Half Eagles have Large Letters on the reverse. This variety is of approximately equal rarity to the Curved Base 2 varieties when the Large Letters and Small letters varieties are combined. (Seperately, the Large Letters and Small letters varieties of the 1820 Curved Base 2 are more rare than the 1820 Square Base 2.) It is more rare than the 1813 and more rare from a standpoint of total number of specimens known than the 1814/3 or 1818. As is the case with the 1820 Curved Base 2 varieties, the 1820 Square Base 2 Half Eagle is normally encountered in AU or better condition.