1828 $5 (Regular Strike)

Series: Capped Bust $5 1807-1834

PCGS MS65+

PCGS MS65+

PCGS MS64

PCGS MS64

PCGS #:
8137
Designer:
Robert Scot & John Reich
Edge:
Reeded
Diameter:
25.00 millimeters
Weight:
8.75 grams
Mintage:
28,029
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 14 R-9.4 6 / 22 TIE 9 / 42 TIE
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 14
60 or Better 5
65 or Better 2
Numismatic Rarity
All Grades R-9.4
60 or Better R-9.7
65 or Better R-9.9
Relative Rarity By Type All Specs in this Type
All Grades 6 / 22 TIE
60 or Better 4 / 22 TIE
65 or Better 3 / 22 TIE
Relative Rarity By Series All Specs in this Series
All Grades 9 / 42 TIE
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
2 MS64 PCGS grade  PCGS #8137 (MS)     64

Dupont Collection - Farish Baldenhofer Collection - Stack's 11/1955:1246 - Samuel Wolfson Collection - Stack's 10/1962:372 - Paramount 8/1982:1933 - R.E. Naftzger, Jr. - Naftzger-Paramount Fixed Price List - Superior 10/1990:2095 - Michael Keston Collection - Superior 1/1996:119 - Harvey B. Jacobson, Jr. Collection - Heritage 1/2012:4679, $402,500 - Heritage 4/2013:4517, $499,375

2 MS64 estimated grade
4 MS62 PCGS grade
4 MS62 estimated grade
6 AU58 PCGS grade
6 AU58 estimated grade
6 AU58 estimated grade
9 AU55 PCGS grade
9 AU50 estimated grade
#1 MS65 PCGS grade
 PCGS #8137 (MS)     64 #2 MS64 PCGS grade

Dupont Collection - Farish Baldenhofer Collection - Stack's 11/1955:1246 - Samuel Wolfson Collection - Stack's 10/1962:372 - Paramount 8/1982:1933 - R.E. Naftzger, Jr. - Naftzger-Paramount Fixed Price List - Superior 10/1990:2095 - Michael Keston Collection - Superior 1/1996:119 - Harvey B. Jacobson, Jr. Collection - Heritage 1/2012:4679, $402,500 - Heritage 4/2013:4517, $499,375

#2 MS64 estimated grade
#4 MS62 PCGS grade
#4 MS62 estimated grade
#6 AU58 PCGS grade
#6 AU58 estimated grade
#6 AU58 estimated grade
#9 AU55 PCGS grade
#9 AU50 estimated grade
David Akers (1975/88):

The 1828 with the so-called "normal" or "perfect" date is a classic U.S. gold coin rarity. In my opinion, it is slightly less rare than the 1828/7, and comparable to the legendary 1815. It is definitely more rare than the 1819, a date that has received more attention and notoriety over the years than the two varieties of 1828. I would estimate that approximately 12-15 specimens exist including 2 or 3 proofs. Of the non-proofs, most are uncirculated and several are gems. One specimen I have seen is an EF with initials removed from the field. The 1828 Half Eagles I have examined, including the gem that brought $92,500 at Paramount's Davies-Niewoehner Sale in 1975, have all been weakly struck on the hair curls around Liberty's face and the eagle's right wing.