1821 $5 (Proof)

Series: Capped Bust $5 1820-1833

PCGS #:
8142
Designer:
Robert Scot & John Reich
Edge:
Reeded
Diameter:
25.00 millimeters
Weight:
8.75 grams
Mintage:
3
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 2 R-9.9 4 / 5 TIE 5 / 8 TIE
60 or Better 2 R-9.9 4 / 5 TIE 5 / 8 TIE
65 or Better 2 R-9.9 4 / 5 TIE 6 / 8 TIE
Survival Estimate
All Grades 2
60 or Better 2
65 or Better 2
Numismatic Rarity
All Grades R-9.9
60 or Better R-9.9
65 or Better R-9.9
Relative Rarity By Type All Specs in this Type
All Grades 4 / 5 TIE
60 or Better 4 / 5 TIE
65 or Better 4 / 5 TIE
Relative Rarity By Series All Specs in this Series
All Grades 5 / 8 TIE
60 or Better 5 / 8 TIE
65 or Better 6 / 8 TIE

Condition Census What Is This?

Pos Grade Image Pedigree and History
1 PR65 estimated grade

J. Colvin Randall - W.E. Woodward 6/1885:927 - William H. Woodin Collection - 1914 ANS Exhibition, plate 15) - Waldo Newcomer (inv cost $350) - Col. E.H.R. Green, B.G. Johnson - King Farouk of Egypt - Sotheby's “Palace Collection” 2/1954:237 - Norweb Collection Sale - Bowers & Merena 10/1987:773, $198,000 - Harry W. Bass, Jr. Collection

1 PR65 estimated grade Smithsonian
#1 PR65 estimated grade

J. Colvin Randall - W.E. Woodward 6/1885:927 - William H. Woodin Collection - 1914 ANS Exhibition, plate 15) - Waldo Newcomer (inv cost $350) - Col. E.H.R. Green, B.G. Johnson - King Farouk of Egypt - Sotheby's “Palace Collection” 2/1954:237 - Norweb Collection Sale - Bowers & Merena 10/1987:773, $198,000 - Harry W. Bass, Jr. Collection

#1 PR65 estimated grade
Smithsonian
David Hall:

There are but two known proofs and both are what are known as "one-sided" proofs. One coin is in the Smithsonian. The other coin is in the Harry Bass collection. The Bass coin has an illustrious pedigree. Previous owners included William Woodin, Waldo Newcomer, Colonel Green, King Farouk, and the Norwebs...collecting super stars all. Harry Bass purchased his coin in the October, 1987 Norweb auction for $198,000. In the Norweb catalog, the coin was described as "PR63" but a more appropriate grade is probably PR65. The Smithsonian coin is also a gem.