1829 $5 Large Size (Regular Strike)

Series: Capped Bust $5 1807-1834

PCGS MS66+

PCGS MS66+

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PCGS #:
8139
Designer:
Robert Scot & John Reich
Edge:
Reeded
Diameter:
25.00 millimeters
Weight:
8.75 grams
Mintage:
25,375
Mint:
Philadelphia
Metal:
91.7% Gold, 8.3% Copper
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Grades Survival
Estimate
Numismatic
Rarity
Relative Rarity
By Type
Relative Rarity
By Series
All Grades 7 R-9.6 4 / 22 TIE 6 / 42 TIE
60 or Better 5 R-9.7 4 / 22 TIE 7 / 42 TIE
65 or Better 1 R-10.0 1 / 22 TIE 1 / 42 TIE
Survival Estimate
All Grades 7
60 or Better 5
65 or Better 1
Numismatic Rarity
All Grades R-9.6
60 or Better R-9.7
65 or Better R-10.0
Relative Rarity By Type All Specs in this Type
All Grades 4 / 22 TIE
60 or Better 4 / 22 TIE
65 or Better 1 / 22 TIE
Relative Rarity By Series All Specs in this Series
All Grades 6 / 42 TIE
60 or Better 7 / 42 TIE
65 or Better 1 / 42 TIE

Condition Census What Is This?

Pos Grade Image Pedigree and History
1 MS66+ PCGS grade

Harlan P. Smith Collection - S.H. & H. Chapman 5/1906:218, $240 - J.M Clapp Collection - John H. Clapp Collection, sold intact in 1942 - Louis E. Eliasberg, Sr. Collection - Bowers & Ruddy 10/1982:387, $82,500 - Marvin Browder Collection - RARCOA, sold privately in 9/1987 - D. Brent Pogue Collection - Stack's/Bowers & Sotheby's 5/2016:4036, $763,750

2 MS65 estimated grade

Peter Mougey Collection - William Woodin Collection - Waldo Newcomer Collection (inv cost $750) - Col. E.H.R. Green Collection - King Farouk (of Egypt) Collection - Sotheby's “Palace Collection” 2/1954, part of lot 244 - Dr. Clifford Smith Collection - Stack's 5/1955:1691 $11,000 - Stack's “1976 ANA Sale” 10/1976:2945, $65,000 - Harry Bass, Jr. Collection - Bowers & Merena 10/1999:820 (as PCGS MS65), $241,500

2 MS65 estimated grade

William C. Atwater Collection - B. Max Mehl 6/1946:1646 - Josiah K. Lilly, Jr. Collection - National Numismatic Collection at the Smithsonian Institution

4 MS64 estimated grade

George Seavey Collection - William Strobridge 6/1873:490 (this sale was cancelled because Lorin G. Parmelee purchased the entire Seavey Collection before the sale took place) - Lorin G. Parmelee Collection - New York Coin & Stamp 6/1890:988 - Byron Reed Collection - Omaha City Library/Western Heritage Museum.

According to Heritage: "Probably ex: W.E. Woodward (Sixth Semi-Annual Sale, 3/1865), lot 2780; William Strobridge...Heritage numismatist David Stone believes that this coin, offered as a duplicate from the Parmelee Collection, was withdrawn from the sale when Parmelee realized that it was a Large Date, and therefore not a duplicate."

5 VG08 estimated grade

Coen & Messer (New York) - Edwin Shapiro - Federal Brand Enterprises 8/1964:2863 - Paramount 11/1966 - Kagin's - Mid-American 1/1986:2029 - Heritage 7/1997:5203. According to Heritage: "The obverse photo in the 1986 Mid-American catalog and the 1997 ANA catalog match, showing exactly the same coin. However, the reverse photos are dissimilar, suggesting two different coins"

#1 MS66+ PCGS grade

Harlan P. Smith Collection - S.H. & H. Chapman 5/1906:218, $240 - J.M Clapp Collection - John H. Clapp Collection, sold intact in 1942 - Louis E. Eliasberg, Sr. Collection - Bowers & Ruddy 10/1982:387, $82,500 - Marvin Browder Collection - RARCOA, sold privately in 9/1987 - D. Brent Pogue Collection - Stack's/Bowers & Sotheby's 5/2016:4036, $763,750

#2 MS65 estimated grade

Peter Mougey Collection - William Woodin Collection - Waldo Newcomer Collection (inv cost $750) - Col. E.H.R. Green Collection - King Farouk (of Egypt) Collection - Sotheby's “Palace Collection” 2/1954, part of lot 244 - Dr. Clifford Smith Collection - Stack's 5/1955:1691 $11,000 - Stack's “1976 ANA Sale” 10/1976:2945, $65,000 - Harry Bass, Jr. Collection - Bowers & Merena 10/1999:820 (as PCGS MS65), $241,500

#2 MS65 estimated grade

William C. Atwater Collection - B. Max Mehl 6/1946:1646 - Josiah K. Lilly, Jr. Collection - National Numismatic Collection at the Smithsonian Institution

#4 MS64 estimated grade

George Seavey Collection - William Strobridge 6/1873:490 (this sale was cancelled because Lorin G. Parmelee purchased the entire Seavey Collection before the sale took place) - Lorin G. Parmelee Collection - New York Coin & Stamp 6/1890:988 - Byron Reed Collection - Omaha City Library/Western Heritage Museum.

According to Heritage: "Probably ex: W.E. Woodward (Sixth Semi-Annual Sale, 3/1865), lot 2780; William Strobridge...Heritage numismatist David Stone believes that this coin, offered as a duplicate from the Parmelee Collection, was withdrawn from the sale when Parmelee realized that it was a Large Date, and therefore not a duplicate."

#5 VG08 estimated grade

Coen & Messer (New York) - Edwin Shapiro - Federal Brand Enterprises 8/1964:2863 - Paramount 11/1966 - Kagin's - Mid-American 1/1986:2029 - Heritage 7/1997:5203. According to Heritage: "The obverse photo in the 1986 Mid-American catalog and the 1997 ANA catalog match, showing exactly the same coin. However, the reverse photos are dissimilar, suggesting two different coins"

Ron Guth:

1829 Large Size Half Eagles are exceedingly rare, with only seven examples known: one Proof, a one-sided Proof, and five circulation strikes. All of the circulation strikes are of Mint State quality except for a low-grade example that was once in jewelry. For a complete roster of the known circulation strikes, see above. For the Proofs, click here.

David Akers (1975/88):

This date is the third rarest of the type, surpassed in rarity only by the 1825/4 (two known) and 1822 (three known). There are only 7-8 1829 Large Planchet Half Eagles, all but one of them being gem uncirculated. The lone non-unc is one that has appeared at auction as Fine and VG. It has been used in jewelry and details on the reverse have been re-engraved. The EF listing in the Farouk Sale can be disregarded because the coin is the same coin that later appeared in the Clifford Smith Sale and brought $11,000 and then it sold at the 1976 ANA Sale for $65,000 to Harry Bass.